University of California Student Association

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University of California
Student Association
Founded February 11, 1971
Claimed: over 220,000 UC Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students. Actual number unpublished and unknown.
Affiliations United States Student Association
National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
7 staff members
Formerly called
UC Student Lobby

The University of California Student Association (UCSA) is a private 501(c)(3) organization, purposed as an association of some student governments in the University of California system. It has been noted for its opposition to education funding cuts[1][2] and increases in student fees[3][4][5] and for its support of affirmative action in enrollment policies.[6] The association mobilizes students via voter registration campaigns; it recorded 26,000 new voter registrations in 2006, and added 12,300 new registrations in 2008 for the California Democratic and Republican primaries.[7]


As of the 2014-2015 academic year, the UCSA board of directors[8] included directors selected by the following University of California student governments:

Former members[edit]

Registered public charity[edit]

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has determined that UCSA is "exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code" and that UCSA is a "public charity".[11] UCSA is registered with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts as an "Unincorporated Association".[12]

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  1. ^ Jacoby, Pat (2007-05-17). "Marco Murillo, New President of UC San Diego Students, Credits Preuss School With Opening Scholastic Perspectives". Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ Schevitz, Tanya; Kevin Fagan and Matthew Yi (2008-04-22). "Nearly 2,000 protest college spending cuts". Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ Avila, Theresa (2008-05-15). "The Daily Bruin - Fee hike leads to protests". Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  4. ^ Miran, Aria (2008-01-18). "Regents To Postpone Increase in Student Costs - Daily Nexus". Retrieved 2009-02-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ Jacobson, Jennifer (2003-09-19). "The Chronicle: 9/19/2003: Students Sue States Over Tuition Increases but Face an Uphill Battle". Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  6. ^ "The Board of Regents, September 1998". Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  7. ^ Galio, Katalina (2008-01-23). "12,300 UC Students Registered in Time for Primary - The Daily Californian". Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  8. ^ UCSA Board of Directors.
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  10. ^ Menendez, Sarah S. "UCI Leaves UCSA". New University, March 4, 2014.
  11. ^ Internal Revenue Service, letter dated December 15, 2013.
  12. ^ UCSA’s State Charity Registration Number is CT0211086. The registration records may be searched online; Registry of Charitable Trusts.

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