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Apply to be a Student Advocate to the Regents

Become a Student Advocate to the Regents (a.k.a. Whiteliners)

Student Advocates to the Regents (StARs) are UC students who attend Board of Regents meetings. StARs meet with and build relationships with Regents and speak about student priorities. They are provided direct access to the Regents, without the constraints of the line separating approved guests from the public audience. StARs meet Regents during informal parts of the agenda, which includes breaks and meals.

There are six student advocates on each meeting day. StARs are expected to stay for the entire meeting on the days they commit to attend, usually 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

UCSA prepares StARs by providing background information about agenda items of interest to students and talking points on students’ priorities and strategy. Student advocates debrief their experience  and notes with UCSA at the end of the day.

The Office of the President assists in making sure student advocates have a good experience and are reimbursed for travel. They also help introduce student advocates to Regents or top administrators.


APPLY to be a StAR at the November Regents Meeting

Deadline to apply: Thursday, October 31st at 5pm


UC Regents Meeting Schedule 2013-14



November 12-14 Regents Meeting UCSF Mission Bay
January 21-23 Regents Meeting UCSF Mission Bay
March 18-20 Regents Meeting UCSF Mission Bay
May 13-15 Regents Meeting Sacramento Conference Center
July 15-17 Regents Meeting UCSF Mission Bay


For questions, to apply to be a StAR at the November Regents meeting, or for more information please contact:


Louise Hendrickson
University Affairs Director



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