Student Regent Recruitment
What Does a Student Regent Do?
As one of 26 members of the Board of Regents, the Student Regent represents the needs of one of the most important stakeholder groups students as well as the interests of the entire UC community and the people of California.
The Student Regent serves a two-year term, including the first year as a non-voting "regent-designate" and the second year as a full voting member of the board. The Board of Regents meets six times a year, every other month, in two-day meetings.
Does a Student Regent get paid?
Student Regents receive payment for two years of tuition. They also receive a complete working staff, free parking on any UC campus and reimbursement for travel expenses for any regent tours or meetings.
How do I apply?
Download an application during the application period.
The application can be completed online. However, you must submit a signed copy of the application, along with responses to the essay questions and a resume to the Chancellor's office on your campus. For more information about becoming a Student Regent, visit the UC Office of the President's website.
What happens during the recruitment process?
Recruitment Period (December - February)
The office of the secretary and the chief of staff revise and distribute a new application each year for the regent recruitment process that usually begins in January. After applications are received in late February, the Regional Nominating Commissions begin interviewing applicants.
Selection Period (March - July)
Semifinalist Interviews with the Board of Directors of UCSA
The Secretary and Chief of Staff's Office forwards the applications for 10 semifinalists to UCSA in early April. The UCSA Board of Directors selects three Student Regent finalists and sends their names to the Secretary and Chief of Staff.
Three finalists are interviewed in May by the Regents' Special Committee.. The Special Committee submits its nominee to the Board of Regents no later than The Regents' July meeting, at which time the Student Regent is appointed. That person immediately begins serving as Student Regent-designate and is invited to participate in deliberations of The Regents but without a vote. The following July, the Student Regent begins his or her term as a voting member of the Board!