UC is inviting students to apply for a seat on a new Student Advisory Board that will provide input to the university about its ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The new board will advise the Systemwide Title IX Office, which oversees sexual violence response and prevention across the UC system. Board members will also serve as liaisons with students on their campuses, providing information about the university’s latest efforts and sharing the feedback they receive with the Systemwide Title IX Office.

Interested students can apply online by 5 p.m. Dec. 8, 2017.

“We want to hear what students think about these critical issues,” said Systemwide Title IX Officer Kathleen Salvaty. “The Student Advisory Board will serve as a mechanism to ensure that students have a direct connection with my office to provide valuable feedback.”

The 19-member board will consist of one undergraduate and one graduate student from each campus, except UCSF which does not offer undergraduate programs. The inaugural board members will serve from January 2018 to June 2019; subsequent board members will serve a term of one academic year.

A selection committee comprised of students and Office of the President staff will review the applications. Those selected as board members will be notified in early January 2018.