University Apartments South Residents Association

University Apartments South Residents Association

July 2, 2013

The role of the UASRA

The University Apartments South Residents Association (UASRA) was established in 1962 in order to support and further the interests of the residents of UCLA University Apartments South. The Association fee of $5.00 per apartment per month is a requirement of the terms and conditions of the rental agreement authorized at the beginning of your month-to-month agreement. The $5.00 monthly fee is paid and included with your monthly rental rate; you will see the Association fee and rent as separate line items on your housing account.

According to its Constitution, the Association promotes the general welfare of the UA South community by:

  • Studying the needs of the UAS community and exploring with the University the means to best meet these needs.
  • Communicating to UAS residents all pertinent and essential information.
  • Planning the use of the UASRA recreational and cultural resources for the encouragement of social growth between and among residents.
  • Advising the University in the planning and use of operational resources so that proper standards of maintenance and improvement of the physical plant and facilities are made.
  • Acting as a liaison between the UAS community and associate bodies of the UCLA Administration and student government.
  • Undertaking any other activity for the advancement of the objectives of UASRA.

Every year, UASRA elects the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Event Coordinator, Community Center Coordinator, Junior Advisory Council Chairperson and Unit Representatives for the various complexes. The annual elections are held in May and the one-year terms begin July 1st. Officers receive a monthly stipend ranging from $52-$520.
 
Residents may contact the UASRA president by e-mail (uasra@ucla.edu). All other officer contact information is located online at: http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/uasra/contact.
 
More information about UASRA, including UASRA events and community center classes can be found on the UASRA website at http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/uasra/. You can also sign up at the website for the UASRA listserve to receive email notifications about events, classes, community announcements and newsletter notifications.
 
General meetings of the Association are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 3200 Sawtelle Boulevard. Childcare and refreshments are provided at all general meetings and all residents are encouraged to attend and participate.
 
The Association newsletter, “The Bear Facts,” is published electronically once a month and carries the meeting agendas and minutes, tenant advertisements, and articles of general interest. Any UA South resident may contribute articles or ads by contacting the Newsletter Editor (thebearfacts2004@yahoo.com). The newsletter is not published in August and December. The Bear Facts is posted to the UASRA website at: http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/uasra/newsletter.
 
A management newsletter is also included as part of the “Bear Facts.” It is published in Spanish, Chinese and Korean.
 
The Residents Association is as productive as you make it. We hope that you will choose to participate actively and help keep UA South a quality community.