Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winter 2012 General Membership Meeting

As announced on flyers distributed on 2/5, the fall general membership meetings will be held:
Monday Feb. 27th at West Campus Community Center, 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday Feb. 28th at Storke Community Center, 7:30-8:30pm

Staff from Housing and Resnet will be in attendance at the meeting to address your concerns about internet connectivity in FSH.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

December board meeting minutes

Minutes from the December board meeting can be found here:

December board meeting minutes

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fall 2011 General Membership Meeting minutes

Minutes from the Storke and West Campus General Membership Meetings can be found here.

Board and housing meeting minutes

November board and housing minutes, as well as the October financial report, can be found here:

November board meeting minutes
November housing meeting minutes

October financial report

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall 2011 General Membership Meeting

The Fall General Membership meetings will be held on Nov. 14 & 15. See the flyer below for more information. We will vote on bylaw changes. Links to the new bylaws and a list of bylaw changes are also below.

Fall 2011 General Membership Meeting
New bylaws
Summary of bylaw changes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Board meeting minutes and budget

The most recent TA board meeting minutes and budget can be found at:

October board meeting minutes
September budget report

Monday, October 10, 2011

Local food pantries

If you are one of the many FSH residents who struggles to afford food each month, you should be aware of the community resources available to assist you. Here is a list of times and locations where you can receive free groceries for your family.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Laundry Tip

If you notice a broken washer or dryer while you are in the laundry room please report it to WASH services and they will come and fix it within the next few days. You can now do it online at It is quick and easy. The only information you need is the three letters and numbers found on the machine. Let's work together to keep our laundry rooms running smoothly.

The TA Board

Friday, October 7, 2011

October housing meeting minutes

Minutes from this month's meeting with housing can be found here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Please join us for a Student Housing Forum this Thursday, October 6, from 7 to 8 PM for Family Housing students, and 8:30 to 9:30 PM for San Clemente Students. We will meet in the Storke Family Housing Community Center for both meetings. Enjoy free appetizers and sweets!

What is this about?
Since last spring, GSA has received various concerns and some great suggestions for change, relevant to both our Family Student Housing and San Clemente Single Student Housing communities. For example, a chief concern raised by San Clemente residents and former residents is the unfavorable contract timing, such that students must pay double rent during the month they must move out. Other concerns relate to the selection process for roommates, sub-leasing fees, and rising costs for maintenance repairs. Examples of student concerns in Family Housing include grappling with a long wait list, having a 6 year residency limit when some grad programs extend for 7 to 8 years, and concerns about the quality of Family Housing apartments.

What will GSA do about these concerns?
GSA is committed to a four phase collaborative undertaking to address student concerns about campus housing.
· The 1st phase entails community dialog on October 8th and via Google forum to engender a more in-depth understanding of student housing needs.
· The 2nd phase includes a GSA assessment of the needs identified by students, and will yield a more focused and narrow list of student requests concerning housing.
· The 3rd phase is marked by GSA hosting information Panels and organizing meetings with campus officials to present student requests, and promote positive response to those requests.
· The 4th phase entails GSA meeting with students later this year to report on success and additional action items, as needed.
I Can't attend this Thursday's meeting, what else can I do?
GSA will host a Google Online Forum, which will be made live following this Thursday's meeting with students at the Storke Community Center. Wei Tang, VP of Student Affairs, is the lead information officer for matters concerning housing and can be contacted at anytime via email at Conversations may also be held with the Diana Dyste Anzures, President of GSA. To set up appointments, please email Diana at

GSA Executive Committee

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Board and housing meeting minutes

Minutes for the August and September board and housing meetings, as well as a recent financial report, can be found here:

August Board meeting minutes
August Housing meeting minutes
September Board meeting minutes
September Housing meeting minutes

July financial report

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Election results!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 TA Elections

President: Kaitlin DeMartini
Vice President: Lorna Hess
Secretary: Rebecca Denninghoff
Treasurer: Kristen Moncayo
West Campus Rep.- Alice Baoxian Carmichael
Storke 1 Rep.- Rachel Stein
*Storke 2 Rep.- Amanda Schaub

Also, congratulations to the winners of the Laundry cards
Dominic Santacruce
Daniel Demartini
Silke Werth
Jonathan Cass

We had a great voting turn-out this year and we hope to see you at all of our events and parties this upcoming year!

*The Storke 2 position will be officially voted in at the next General Membership Meeting.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Polls for the 2011/12 TA Board elections now open!

Click here to vote for the 2011-2012 TA Board

We will choose a random PERM # (or AR ID) for the Laundry Card winners!
To see more candidate information, click here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dear Residents,

The Storke Parking Lot Repavement Project is about to begin. They will be starting this Monday May 9, 2011 in the back parking lot (Lot #36). They will first be taking out some problematic trees and moving motorcycle parking to a more convenient area. They will then work on repaving all of Lot #36. There will be temporary parking set up in the field area behind the Stork 2 apartments. This will be accessible by the service road (as indicated on the map). The first phase of the project is scheduled from Monday May 9, 2011 until Friday May 27, 2011. The following week (finals week through graduation) there will be NO construction.

They will then start Phase 2 (Lot #35) on Monday June 13, 2011 which is scheduled until Friday June 24, 2011. During that time there will be temporary parking available in the baseball field at the entrance of Storke. They will provide 2 additional access points to make things a little more convenient for the residents.

Phase 3 (Lot #34) will start on Monday June 27, 2011 and end on Friday July 22, 2011. Again there will be temporary parking set up in the baseball field across from this lot.

Phase 4 (Perimeter Road) will take place from Monday July 25 until Friday July 29. All regular parking places will be completed by this time and they will try and work as quickly as possible to complete the perimeter road.

We really hope the weather cooperates so they will be able to complete this project by their projected timelines. We would like to warn you all that if there is rain the project will have to be put on hold until the ground is dry once more. We really appreciate the hard work that will undoubtedly be put in to this project and we look forward to its completion.

If you have any questions about this project please let us know!
Brandy Tuutau

Monday, April 18, 2011

UCSB Student Vote this week

Hello Residents,

This week all undergrads and graduate students have the opportunity to vote on a series of "fee referendums". The voting will take place from Monday April 18 at 8 a.m. until Thursday April 21 at 4 p.m. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this voting opportunity. For more information please click on the link below....

Thanks everyone,

Brandy Tuutau
Tenants' Association