BSC MEMBERS DIGEST -- April 1, 2024

Happenings In The Member Resources Department

WRITTEN BY PORTIA LEWIS (Member Resources Coordinator)

Hiring a Member Resources Assistant!

Do you love the BSC? Would you like BSC members to be more connected to ‘resources’? Apply for the Member Resources Assistant student staff job today! - see full Member Resources Assistant job description & apply today!

Member Resources Assistant

  • 17 hrs./ wk. @ $22!
  • Preference will be given to former house managers & those who have held other BSC positions.
  • Looking for applicants that know how tell a good story, have graphic design experience, and connected to local SF Bay Area cooperatives, Community orgs, and activist spaces & or are active at your campus

Revamping the BSC's Member Resource Newsletter

Wouldn’t it be great to have a bi-weekly Member Resources Newsletter? Agreed!

Help me bring it to life - if there are resources you would like to see shared with BSC members submit those to me @

(Re)Introducing the BSC’s Conduct Committee

The Conduct Committee is Back Baby!

Conduct Committee Chair 2

Oscar Rivera (he/him):

“I am the Conduct Committee Chair with prior experience in Conduct. I’ve lived in the BSC since 2019. I uphold the values and the interests of the community within the BSC to a high esteem. I chose conduct because I believe we all deserve to live safely in the BSC and I prioritize our mission and safety as #1. I am majoring in Architecture at UC Berkeley. ”

Conduct Member Advisor 1

Nailah Pigott (she/her):

"Hello hello! My name is Nailah Pigott (she/her), and I am a junior transfer student at UC Berkeley! I am double majoring in Political Economics and French. This is my first semester as a conduct committee advisor. I chose to apply for the conduct committee because our spaces should be safe and inclusive for all. I hope to help nurture a culture of respect and support by serving as a conduct committee advisor. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about navigating the conduct code or seeking help."

Conduct Member Advisor 2

Elizabeth Koch (She/Her):

Reason for Joining the Conduct Committee: I have always been fixated on principles and questions of justice. From being OCD all my life, to my school work of theories of morality to even having most of my formative adolescence having been in the Tumblr Wild West, the issue of ethics has been something that has occupied my thoughts. When I found out about Conduct Committee, I felt that if I could do a job that others would be find too trying or spiritually draining that would uphold the dignity of my fellow house members and advance the mission of restorative justice, that would both be work that I could take pride in while also being a privilege to hold. I hope that through my work I have assisted others who have suffered through personal traumas and that I have dissuaded even slightly the hopelessness and resignation that often takes hold when people lose faith in their communities.

Fun fact about me: I'm kind of like if a girl had a terrible curse.

Stay Tuned For More to Come from the Conduct Committee (ConCom). For Now Please Be Sure To Review The Following Policy…



Location: TBA
Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Time: 12-5 p.m


"Community Care Block Party—Living the 7th Cooperative Principle"
Location: Roch/Fen’s Davis Park
Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Time: Noon-6 p.m


~hosted by the BSC Alumni Association~
Location: Alumni House, 1 Alumni House, Berkeley CA
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 
Time: 5-9 p.m

Graduating this Spring? Remember that all BSC Grads get a year of free Alumni Association (BSCAA) membership! The BSCAA is always looking for coop alums to join the Board for more information contact


Student To Student Peer Counseling (SSPC)

Due to the incredible work of SSPC leaders, our Mental Health Working Group, & the BSC Alumni Association SSPC will now allow non-UCB students who are BSC Members to book appointments with their peer counselors!

~ Lean On Me UC Berkeley ~

Lean On Me allows students to talk to trained peer Supporters in a convenient and anonymous setting. Learn more about student peer supporters on Lean On Me’s Website.

”Lean On Me strengthens communities by providing peer-to-peer text lines that allow for easy access to confidential non-crisis support. We envision a world where anyone can seek and receive emotional support.”

Text (650) 275-5766 to connect with a peer Supporter

Free, anonymous, 24/7 peer support

Cooperative Reuse & Cal Move Out

From Anton in CFS,

“Cal Move Out is happening! This is a great time to clear out Free Piles and Furniture Storage rooms. You can drop off and pick up used furniture. You can drop off old nasty mattresses. Chipman Moving will come to your house and pick stuff up. This is all free to those who participate.

Please take a look at this forwarded email and make a plan for your house today!

Also, Graham is retiring from his position as Dump Run Coordinator at the end of the semester! Three cheers for Graham <3 for being such an important part of the BSC. If you see Graham around, please thank him for his efforts for the last four years. Please spread the word that we will be needing a new Dump Run Coordinator soon and apply through the Hiring Committee.”

Kick Off Zoom Meeting for 2024 Cal Move Out - Thursday, April 10, 11 am to 12 pm. More info below.

For zoom: please note: All participants and hosts are required to sign into a Zoom account prior to joining meetings hosted by UC Berkeley. You might want to update your app beforehand as well (sorry, it’s UC wide).

The Move Out Kick-Off Meeting draft agenda is here. [Google Doc]

Each year, city and campus partners convene a Kick Off meeting in the spring (and others as needed) to jointly prepare for the Cal Move Out period that typically begins after finals in mid May. Staffers, student leaders and community organizations all collaborate on outreach and education about available resources to make the year's student move out more sustainable — and mitigate the negative impact on city streets and the waste stream. (More about Cal Move Out is below.). At our kick-off meeting, we build off of previous years' successes, partnerships and challenges to lay the groundwork for an even more sustainable *and safer) Move Out.

Student leaders are also on track to host Cooperative Reuse, the furniture and household item recycling program again this year!

This year from the campus side:

  • Finals end May 10. Commencement is May 11. For some, Move Out begins!
  • It's happening! Cooperative Reuse (furniture recycling, managed by students), staged at Clark Kerr for the 6th year. Dates are May 17 to May 28 ish
  • Cooperative Reuse is led by Tatum Hurley, Zero Waste Fellow, Office of Sustainability (OS), Chair, Zero Waste Coalition; Tiffany Mar Zero Waste Coalition Vice Chair; and Sylvia Cheeseman, Zero Waste Coalition Education Chair with support from GCR, OS and SERC. Check out the Cal Move Out instagram for inspiration.
  • Goodwill will be back again this year to collect small household items, books, clothes, small electronics.
  • Chipman Moving has again donated professional moving services to collect reusable household items from student households and deliver them to Clark Kerr.
  • Mattress recycling at Clark Kerr in partnership with Mattress Recycling Coalition
  • The 2024 Move Out Student Coalition will meet soon and is co-convened by Tatum Hurley and with leadership by ASUC EAVP Alex Edgar’s Local Affairs Director Nick Grosch and the Local Affairs team. The Coalition manages outreach and supports all Move Out/Cooperative reuse activities and operations.

OK. More info below and attached to jog your memory and get you excited about supporting student leaders who are committed to sustainability!

Fun Fact Coöperative Reuse was started by BSC Members! <3

Current members can attend a Berkeley Repertory Theatre show(s) at a half-price rate this season (use code BSC50 at! How is this possible?! One of our alumni helped found the Berkeley Rep! Get your tickets with this link. This offer does not include opening nights and is limited to 1 discounted ticket per person.

Reach out to me anytime at or come visit me in my standing ‘Office Hours’ Fridays 10-11:30am!

Portia Lewis
CZ '18-20, Rochdale '20-21, HiP '21
BSCAA President '23-'24

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Central Food & Supplies

Starting in Summer: Dump Run Coordinator

10 hrs./wk.

Schedule dump runs with unit-level Habitability Coordinators at each unit.

Drive the dump truck to houses, advise members on how to properly load the truck, and help load the truck if necessary.

Drive the dump truck to the Berkeley Transfer Station.

Summer: Summer Delivery Coordinator

12 hr./wk.

Must be able to drive a truck and have a valid CA license and clean driving record.

Go on Costco runs (and other vendors) with workshifters .

Must be available for two 6 hour shifts or three 4-hour shifts, ideally in afternoons.

Cooperative Experience/Member Resources

Member Resources Assistant

17 hrs./ wk.

Preference will be given to former house managers.

Provides support for and assistance to the Member Resources Coordinator in their duties, including
the organization and development of training programs, New Member Orientation, NASCO Institute,
correspondence and research, clerical support and budget monitoring.

Member Education

Health Education Coordinator

May be combined with Health Worker Coordinator

8 hrs. / wk.

Promote individual and community health and a healthy environment in the BSC

Establish and coordinate unit and central-level trainings, referrals, and general health promotion and advocacy efforts

Host workshops and training.

Health Worker Coordinator

May be combined with Health Education Coordinator

8 hrs. / wk.

Managing the BSC Health Worker Program.

Train, supervise, and support BSC health workers.

Development and Alumni Relations (On hold but accepting applications)

Publications Coordinator

9-12 hrs./ wk. depending on applicant's availability

Design and publish printed information released by the BSC for fundraising and alumni organizing efforts.

Must be fluent in desktop publishing software (Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Quark, etc.) as well as Microsoft Word.

Write articles, conduct research, organize and archive materials, manage printing relationships.

Development Associate

15 hrs./wk.

Promote the BSC’s fundraising and alumni engagement goals!

Fill out the BSC Job Application (Google Form) to apply!.

Already applied? How to reapply:

  • If you applied after August and kept the link to your application, you can just edit the application. Most important is that you update your availability for the Spring semester.
  • You should probably also take this time to spruce up your application. I made a page with some tips for filling out the application in a way that might get you interviewed.
  • If you didn't keep the link, search your email for it. I have it set up to send confirmation emails. If you didn't get one, it might have gone to a hidden folder like "Updates" or (hopefully not) Spam. If neither of those, I think you can use the application link and if you're on the same machine and still have cookies, it will allow you to edit it. If none of that works, email me what jobs you're interested in and we'll figure something out.
  • If you applied PRIOR to August, email me what jobs you're interested in and we can figure it out so you don't have to redo that application.

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