We are a student group that provides outreach and publicity for DeCals by familiarizing students with the course initiation process and listing courses on a website. We are not responsible for reviewing, approving, or supervising Special Studies courses. The departments and the Academic Senate handle all academic and administrative aspects of DeCal courses.
There are two main ways to get involved:
- As a volunteer – with opportunity to advance and become a full member of the DeCal Board.
- As an intern (and receive academic credit) – with opportunity to advance, etc.
Here’s what you will gain by joining the DeCal Board:
- Strong leadership skills, leading your own DeCal Board related projects.
- New friends and peers with a unique perspective, working with the university at all levels to keep our program running. Let’s just say we get around.
- Academic credit for your work: DeCal Board interns and members can receive 0-4 units of credit for their work with DeCal.
- Responsibility in a major non-profit organization: DeCal is the largest student-run educational organization in the country, with over 1,000 students enrolled in classes and between 120 to 150 classes each semester.
- An understanding of the factors that underly historical movements for social change: we believe students have great power when they come together, and our roots stem from the Free Speech Movement.