2013-2014 VSU

VCN 2014 Staff Applications are LIVE!

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“It’s that time of the year again! Every year, the Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) presents one of the largest and first of many culture nights at UCLA, filling up Royce Hall’s 1,800 seats. But way before any of that happens, volunteers of the Vietnamese Student Union come together and organize the entire production and are led by an amazing staff. Take a risk! Sign-up! Be one of the leaders that help achieve this year’s vision in the 34th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night.”

- Teri Nguyen [VSU Culture Coordinator]



2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Election Results (Round 2, Part 2)

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Dear Members of the Vietnamese Student Union,

Thank you for participating in the 2013 Vietnamese Student Union Elections Round 2, Round 2.  The votes were counted last night on May 29, 2013 by the President, Roman Nguyen, and the VSU Election Committee members, Steven Pham and John Le. To assure validity, the counting of the votes was monitored by a UCLA full-time employee and Director of the Community Programs Office, Antonio Sandoval. The results are as follows:

Culture Coordinator:

Teri Nguyen – Confidence: 30, No Confidence: 0 = 100% Elected


Jason Treul – Confidence: 25, No Confidence: 9 = 73.5% Elected

Julia Tran – Confidence: 8, No Confidence: 26 = 23.5% Not Elected

Political Advocacy Coordinator:

Henry Trinh – Confidence: 27, No Confidence: 6 = 81.8% Elected

Congratulations to those elected! Candidates have one week to formally accept. Elected candidates will receive a follow-up notice from the current President. If any position is not accepted, positions will be reopened via appointment.

Board applications are reopened for the following positions via appointment:

Intercollegiate Council Representative

Community Advocacy Coordinator

Fiscal Coordinator

Download Application Here: http://www.vsubruins.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/VSU-Board-Application-2013-2014.doc

To have priority to be considered via appointment, application will be due June 5th, 2013 by 5:00 PM.  There after, positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Thank you for participating in the election process for the future leadership of the Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA.


The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA

2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Spring Week 9 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 9!

We will finish off VSU board elections this week, so be sure to come and vote for the remainder of VSU’s incoming board! And don’t forget to check out the upcoming events this week for VSU and SEA CLEAR!

VSU Board Elections Round 2, Part 2

Where: MS 5118

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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We will do the following positions in order:

  • Webmaster
  • Political Advocacy Coordinator
  • Culture Coordinator

Voting Rights:

To be eligible to vote, each individual must be an Undergraduate at UCLA and be a general member of the Vietnamese Student Union. A general member is defined by an individual’s participation in at least ONE of the items listed below:

  • Volunteered in at least ONE VSU program (i.e. Black April Commemoration Week, VSU High School Conference, Vietnamese Culture Night)
  • Attended at least ONE VSU general body meeting
  • Participated in SEA CLEAR mentorship component
  • Volunteer for Project HOPE

*Come prepared and ask potential candidates about their vision of the future of VSU, or pose any other questions you have! You must be present at the beginning of each elections hearing in order to make your vote count! Please come on time because we will start on time.*

If there are any questions or concerns regarding VSU election hearings or processes, please directly contact the President, Roman Nguyen at email: RomanNguyen@gmail.com

The following position are reopened for appointment:

  • Intercollegiate Council Representative
  • Community Advocacy Coordinator
  • Fiscal Coordinator

If interested to apply for board via appointment, download board application here and submit to

VSU Vietnamese Graduation

Where: Powell Courtyard

When: Sunday, June 16th, 2013

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Vietnamese Graduation (V-Grad) is a recent phenomenon, recognizing the trials of Vietnamese American students and congratulating their successes. Many Vietnamese students felt that graduation ceremonies at UCLA were impersonal, large, and stiffened the language barrier for their families. The Vietnamese Graduation addressed this by creating a bilingual program and reception with Vietnamese food and entertainment. The event is also a space for Vietnamese students to take pride in their culture and their Vietnamese heritage. The smaller number of graduates allow for each graduate to have the stage for thirty seconds to give their thanks, allowing them to take ownership of their commencement ceremony, something they would not be able to do at other graduations.

>>> Registration link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/formResponse?formkey=dGNPb2diamh2bHpkUW43SFI2ZnQzMXc6MA&theme=0AX42CRMsmRFbUy0wYjVlZjc1Mi00ZmQ1LTQ1YTktOWUyMC05M2IxMzljNTJkOTQ&ifq <<<

SEA CLEAR Quickly’s Boba Milk Tea Fundraiser

Where: SAC Lounge

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 2:00PM – 5:00PM

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Thirsty for some yummy milk tea boba from QUICKLY’S?!

Bring yourself and all of your friends to come support SEA CLEAR raise money for SEA (Southeast Asian) Graduation for seniors!

Who: YOU & everyone you know!
What: QUICKLY’S Boba Sale for only $3 each!
When: WEDNESDAY 5/29
Where: SAC (Student Activities Center) Lounge
Why: Because you know you can’t resist(:

SEA CLEAR Finals Care Packages

Finals are just about to roll around the corner…you know what that means! Time to show some extra love and support to your friends/roommates/partner/RAs/mentors/mentees/mentors/secret crush/own self!

SEA CLEAR is excited to bring you a NEW edition of our Finals Care Packages packed full of fun finals fuel for you and your friends!

Orders go until the END OF WEEK 9 (May 31)!!

Order online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10UCajrvTy6y4Sd-4oJBmgs4OyaC3SwCOISLRDdNuFjw/viewform


Print out the attached flyer/order form, fill it out, and bring it, ALONG WITH YOUR PAYMENT IN CASH, to Layhannara Tep’s mailbox at the front desk of SAC 105.

Don’t miss out — ORDER NOW! :)

SEA CLEAR Study Socials (Every Wednesday)

Where: SAC Basement 1, 2, 3

When: Wednesdays of Week 9, 10, and Finals Week, 7:00PM – 12:00 AM

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The quarter is almost ending, and summer is almost around the corner, but before we can taste the crisp taste of cold watermelon, sweet ice cream melting on our tongue, and the warm heat beating on our skin, we must face the wrath of FINALS WEEK! But DON’T WORRY! You are not alone!!! Come and join SEA CLEAR the last three weeks of school (Week 9 , 10, Finals) on Wednesdays, and we can all study together :). Study for an hour and you can take the study van home (drives to any location within a 10 miles radius)!

SEA CLEAR will also be providing some amenities at a low cost:


  • Hot Chocolate: $1.25
  • Tea: $1.00
  • Coffee (includes creamer and sugar): $1.50

All drink comes with the chosen sweet of the week. It could be cookies, brownies, cake pops.

Study Socials with SEA CLEAR :). Can’t wait to see you all there!

Timeless: A Special VSU 35th Anniversary

Where: Taix French Restaurant (rides will be provided if needed)

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 5:00PM – 11:30PM


The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA requests the pleasure of your company at our end of the year banquet Timeless: A Special VSU 35th Anniversary.

Celebrate VSU’s journey towards a great milestone with familiar and new faces! A time to bond with those who have pioneered within, advocated on behalf of, and supported and organization with a rich history of love for the community around us.

Admission pre-sale is $25 cash for UCLA students who sign up and pay in person to any VSU Board member or Brian Vu by May 24th.

After respective deadlines, UCLA/UVSA students pay $30 cash at the door.

Admission for VSU alumni and affiliates is $30 cash by May 24th to any VSU Board member or payable at the door only if attendance is confirmed by Brian Vu.

*payments that are delivered must be labeled with the name of attendee(s)

Please fill out the the google form below and turn in payment by deadline to ensure attendance.


Once payment is received, you will receive a paper invitation from VSU board member or at the door depending on where you paid. This will serve as your formal invitational ticket into the event.

Questions and concerns may be directed to the VSU Community Advocacy Coordinator Brian Vu
(714) 837-5277

Please arrive in appropriate formal attire.
Bar will be present, please exercise responsibility.


Where: Sunset Recreation Vista Room

When: Saturday, June 8th, 6:00PM – 9:30PM

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SEA CLEAR cordially invites you to attend our banquet on Saturday, June 8 in celebration of our 15th year anniversary. We will be taking a look at SEA CLEAR’s past accomplishments as a student-initiated, community oriented project, as well as acknowledging our potential for future growth. Join us for an exhibition of SEA CLEAR’s worthy achievements!

Who can attend: Open to all UCLA students (Graduates and Undergraduates), Alumni, Community leaders, and outside affiliates
Cost: Free! A $3 donation is recommended
Theme: Building a Lega-SEA

Awards will be presented. Please arrive in semi-formal attire.

Please RSVP with us as soon as possible through the following link because seating is limited to the first 110 participants:

We hope you will all be able to join us on our day of celebration!If you have any questions, please contact the Mentorship Coordinator, Kristeen Chu at ktchu14@gmail.com.

Campus Retention Committee Financial Aid Workshops

The Financial Aid Office continually processes SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) notifications on an on-going basis (e.g., when people submit FAFSAs late and now need to be checked), so students may receive a SAP notification late.  Additional FAO workshops will be offered at the following dates/times for newly informed students or those who were not able to attend the first round, and students can enroll via MyUCLA.

  • Wednesday, May 29th  2:00p.m-3:00p.m.  Murphy Hall A-230
  • Tuesday, June 4th  4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.   Murphy Hall A-230
  • Thursday, June 20th  4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Murphy Hall A-230

As a reminder, Satisfactory Academic Progress includes:

  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.0.
  • Students must complete at least 67% of the cumulative coursework they attempt.
  • Students cannot attempt more that 150% of the units required to complete their degree objective.

You can find additional information about SAP requirements and the appeal process in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Guide on their website (www.fao.ucla.edu).

Please also note the deadline for students to submit an appeal:

July 31, 2013 – 2013-14 Academic Year

May 31, 2013 – 2013  Summer