BSC MEMBERS DIGEST -- April 25, 2022

Save the Date!

WRITTEN BY THE GMM PLANNING COMMITTEE (Ben, Cherod, Dylan, Josh, Noah, Ricardo, Vicente & Zoe W)

General Membership Meeting (GMM)

When? Saturday, April 30 at 12:00-2:00 PM PDT (Updated)

Where? Virtual (Updated)

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 894 5976 6672

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Agenda: First, members will be welcomed to their General Membership Meeting by other member leaders, putting the BSC in the context of our pasts, presents, and futures. Members will then enter breakout rooms to discuss some essential, grounding questions: What is the state of the BSC for members? And what are the crises of the BSC? Returning to the full group, members will learn from each other's discussions through a report-back. We will then break back out into action-oriented groups to figure out paths forward in addressing the pressing issues and opportunities that we face as a cooperative. A closing will help ground us as we leave the space and look forward to further convenings and collaborations.

Pre-GMM Survey Link:

We want to hear from you! Please fill out the Pre-GMM Survey to let us know your thoughts. This survey will be useful for offering feedback even if you can't attend the GMM itself. We appreciate your time and contribution in advance!

Professional Jobs Wanted!

WRITTEN BY ZOE WAN (Board and Executive Assistant)

The Accounting Department is seeking for an Accounts Payable Clerk and an Accounts Receivable Clerk to join its team. This is a great accounting entrance role for a recent graduate. Please check out the job descriptions below if you are interested or share it with someone who may be looking for an accounting position.

Accounts Payable Clerk General Job Description:

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for performing cost distributions as part of the invoice payment process. They are responsible for receiving, reconciling, and entering data from delivery records, allocating expenses to different cost centers, reconciling invoices prior to vendor payment, and maintaining cost allocation records to ensure that BSC vendors and other entities are paid in an efficient, timely, and accurate manner. They are also responsible for helping respond to ‘house-level managers’ inquiries regarding posted expenses, assisting with the preparation of journal entries and annual audit reports, providing coverage in the Accounting Department, and other duties as assigned by the Finance & Accounting Manager. They train and support unit-level managers in the appropriate reimbursement, and budget management. They assist with the training and supervision of central level workshifters assigned to the Accounting Department, as needed. They assist with bi-weekly expense reporting, monthly closings, the annual audit process, provide reports to senior management, and perform other tasks, projects, and duties assigned by the Finance & Accounting Manager. Full job description for the Accounts Payable Clerk.

Accounts Receivable Clerk General Job Description:

The Accounts Receivable Clerk oversees the maintenance of all BSC member accounts and the posting of charges, invoicing, and processing of payments for all BSC student account charges. They develop and maintain payment arrangements, deposit refunds, credit balance request processes, and ensure that requests are processed in a timely fashion. They reconcile all student-account A/R records on a daily basis and prepare bank deposits and adjusting journal entries, as needed. They assist the A/R Specialist with daily functions and provide coverage when needed. They assist with monthly closings, the annual audit process, provide reports to senior management, and perform other tasks and projects assigned by the Finance & Accounting Manager. Full job description for the Accounts Receivable Clerk.

Member Jobs Wanted!

WRITTEN BY TOMI CHUNG (Hiring Committee Chair)

Apply for Summer Jobs Now!

Dear Co-opers,

Do you want to support your community? Do you need professional development or work experience? Are you hanging out at the BSC during the summer of 2022? We are now hiring for BSC jobs during the summer and we hope you're interested!

The application will remain open until filled.

Below are the current open positions:

AdCom Assistant

Central Office Receptionist

Content Creation Lead

COVID Action Team Student Leader

Development and Alumni Relations Committee Member

Hiring Committee Member

Non-Perishables Coordinator (2)

Recruitment Coordinator

Social Manager Coordinator

Summer Delivery Coordinator

Apply on the BSC’s hiring website: HICOM.BSC.COOP. Please email if you have any questions or concerns. We will get back to you in less than 5 business days!


The Hiring Committee

BSC Central Maintenance Support and Information Sharing Forum

WRITTEN BY DAVE PEARSON (Maintenance Supervisor)

Good day, BSC Maintenance Managers and Members,

I am happy to invite you to our Central Maintenance department's bi-weekly meetings where we cover the outstanding work requests and upcoming projects. These meetings will be informative and helpful to the BSC members, as I am jazzed to say with your support and ongoing willingness to see and bring about positive changes in and around our BSC properties in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner. Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Meeting Schedule: Mondays, May 2, 16 & 30 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

David Pearson, M.Ed.

BSC Maintenance Supervisor

2022 Co-op Graduation!

Tuesday, May 3


Alumni House, UC Berkeley campus

RSVP 2022 Co-op Graduation! Now »

Celebrate your time in the co-ops with everyone who’s made it special, with a party at Alumni House! You’re graduating, and we’re thrilled to welcome you into our alumni family with food, drinks (ID required for alcohol), music, guest speakers, entertainment, and a whole lot of joy. You may be moving out, but you’ll always be a


Hope to see you there! Questions? Email us at

Important Scholarship information included for Fall 2022/Spring 2023

WRITTEN BY BRENDA COOK (Development Director)

  • Forward to friends who are interested in living in the BSC next year!
  • Reminder: prepare your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for 2022-23. This information is REQUIRED to be considered for the BSC Scholarship!

The scholarship application is now open! The BSC Scholarship supports our 501(c)(3) mission of removing barriers to higher education for low-income and traditionally marginalized students and empowering them with community-building skills that they can take into the future. We are grateful to the many BSC alumni who have contributed to BSC Scholarships. Applications are due June 1, 2022.

The BSC will notify applicants of results after June 15 and before the July 7, 2022 deadline for canceling Fall 2022 contracts without penalty. New BSC applicants are encouraged to apply! You do NOT need to be a current BSC resident to apply for a BSC scholarship. The scholarship is in the form of rent credit FOR BSC HOUSING ONLY. Your scholarship will be 1/6 of your rent each semester. Example: If the rent for a room and board house is normally $3,384/semester, the rent will be reduced to $2,820/semester for a scholarship recipient. You must be living in the BSC and a full-time student in order to receive the scholarship in each semester. The estimated time required to complete this form is 10 minutes. You cannot save an incomplete application; you must complete it all at once. IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE IN YOUR APPLICATION, just start a new application and we will disregard the application with the older timestamp. We rely on financial need information from your school. Please make sure your FAFSA/ California Dream Act and all verifications are timely submitted to the financial aid office of your school. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED EMAIL CONFIRMATION after you submit this application.

Questions? Contact Brenda Cook at Please review your application before you submit the form.

COVID-19 Testing Information and Resources


The University Health Services offers two types of testing on campus: symptomatic/clinical tests and surveillance/asymptomatic tests. All testing can be ordered online at eTang, where you will be guided to the appropriate testing site.

COVID-19 Booster Shots:

  • Johnson and Johnson Booster Shot:
  • It is recommended that you get a booster shot 2 months after your initial dose of the vaccine
  • Moderna and Pfizer Booster Shots:
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded booster shot eligibility on November 19th 2021. It is now available for everyone 18+ who was fully vaccinated at least 6 months ago.
  • You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second vaccine dose.

Other Resources and UC Berkeley Cases:

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2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709
(In front of Casa Zimbabwe)
Central Office: (510) 848-1936
Central Food & Supplies: (510) 549-5969
Central Maintenance: (510) 549-5965
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM