Are you ready to get LOUD on behalf of UC students in Sacramento and Washington DC?

Do you agree that students deserve more funding for mental health services, financial aid, and instruction? Do you want to see public higher education become a state and national priority?

Then join our fight and help us make it happen! We’re looking for students who aren’t afraid to stand up, speak out, and share their stories because that’s what it takes to get lawmakers to listen.

Together, we can create real change by being a strong, united force for UC students. Let’s do this!

The UCAN Student Ambassadors work alongside the university to ensure that state and federal legislators prioritize funding for UC and its students.

From pressing lawmakers for more financial aid and increased mental health services to securing more money to update classrooms and labs, ambassadors play a major role in shaping policies that directly impact students.

As an ambassador, you will gain resume-building experience in public affairs and civic engagement, learn how UC advances its policies, and get the chance to meet directly with legislators.

Ambassadors also help students on campus stay informed and get involved in timely political issues that will affect their UC experience. This past year, ambassadors mobilized roughly 500 students to call, email, and tweet at legislators to put UC first. Their efforts helped keep tuition flat for the 2019-20 school year, advanced protections for undocumented members of our community, and secured additional funding for financial aid and mental health.

There is even more on the line this year – and we need your voice, your energy and your passion so we can come back LOUDER AND STRONGER!

Ambassador applications for the 2019-20 program will open in late September 2019. Please contact Jennifer Brice at Jennifer.Brice@ucop.edu if you have any questions.

Our wins:

  • Keeping tuition flat
  • Receiving additional funding for mental health services
  • Expanding financial aid
  • Advancing legislation to protect Dreamers as well as recipients of Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure protections
  • Building greater support for UC in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.