Student Support and Advocacy

Norah Tabsh

Student Support and Advocacy Commissioner

Hi everyone! My name is Norah Tabsh, I am a fourth-year Biological Sciences major with a minor in Psychology. My pronouns are she/her/hers. Last year, I had the opportunity to serve as an intern in the International Student Advocacy office as well as the Student Support and Advocacy Commissioner. I am really excited to continue serving as the Student Support and Advocacy Commissioner this year!

Some things about me:
I am an international student, I like to draw cartoons, I love Disney movies, I love traveling, road-trips, and visiting national parks!

I will fulfill this position to the best of my ability to ensure that the student body is well advocated for, by ensuring that all student’s voices are heard and all student’s needs are addressed!

Commission Description:

Every student has the right to benefit from all the available resources that our diverse campus has to offer. The mission of Student Support & Advocacy is to work with campus departments, student organizations, and other coalitions in ASUCI to improve the structural support for all students. We will advocate for students in financial difficulties, personal crises, student rights, and more through educational events, initiatives and social media campaigns that will ultimately give students the necessary tools to succeed. This commission will also work to educate students on their rights, and the rights of underrepresented communities within the undergraduate population with an aim of focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Additionally, our goal is to connect students with ASUCI, departments, and organizations within the UCI community and beyond, to provide the opportunity for students to develop their own unique support system in their time at UCI.

Commission Goals:

Creating Events and Initiatives to Support Underrepresented Groups at UCI through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.

☆ Increasing Awareness and Action on Student Rights (Women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, Legal rights, Disability rights, Workers’ rights, and more)

☆ Getting Feedback from Students Regularly to See How Best to Support Them (Quarterly Updates)

☆ Providing and Creating Resources for Students in Financial or Personal Crisis (in relation to the Pandemic) and Supporting the Transition of Students Back to In-Person Classes 

☆ Hosting and Creating Events that will Teach Important Life Skills to Students (post-grad options, financial transparency, investments)

Office Hours: Thursday 1-2 pm