OCAC Newsletter

February 2016

Pet Therapy Brown Bag

The OC Caucus will be partnering with Paws 4 Healing to bring a pet therapy brown bag. Come and engage in self-care by cuddling with some furry friends!

Paws 4 Healing will also be giving a presentation on animal assisted therapy.

Date: Thursday 2/25

Time: 11 a.m- 12:45 p.m

Location: Classroom A

For more information, visit www.paws4healing.info

OC Burrito Project

The OC Burrito Project is a non-profit organization that serves homeless individuals residing in Santa Ana near the Civic Center. As a group of volunteers we meet and assemble burritos, sort clothing donations, and toiletries. We then carpool to the location and distribute the items as a group. We have served over 500 burritos so far. We are always accepting clothing, blankets, socks, toiletries, and cases of water as donations. Currently we are meeting once a month, every third Friday.

Attending an OC Burrito Project event will fulfill your philanthropy requirement for the Phi Alpha Honor Society.

Upcoming dates are 2/19/16 & 3/18/16

Please email Chelsy Duffer at duffer@usc.edu

Latino/a SW Caucus

Our annual Masquerade Ball will be on February 26th. Get ready to dance the night away at The Reserve in Downtown Los Angeles!

Doors Open at 10:00 p.m. / Costume Optional *Mask not required but encouraged*

Tickets: 1 for $12 or 2 for $20

Spring Semester Save the Dates:

Saturday, May 5 – “No Mas” Immigration Conference

Saturday, March 12 – Tijuana Border Trip

Saturday, May 7 – Noche de la Familia

Learning support at OCAC

For writing resources and scheduling an appointment face ­to ­face or online, please visit


What if there are no appointments available?

Walk-­in hours will be held in SW 115 (faculty office 115).

Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

­ Email your paper, assignment guidelines, and preference of writing coach or content tutor to msw.LearningSupport@usc.edu

Should I work with a writing coach or content tutor?

Writing Coaches help with responsiveness to assignment, Content Tutors assist with responsiveness to assignment,grammar and style, APA format, and organization, course content and theories.

­ Further Questions? Contact Writing Coach Hailee Sattavara at sattavar@usc.edu

Perspectives- Student Services

"If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up." -Anonymous

Make the most of 2016. Your SAP can help. Behavioral healthcare services are free for students.

Contact SAP at 800-456-6327 or www.persepectivesltd.com

Attention: Pictures needed for OC grad gala!

The OC graduation gala will take place on Wednesday May 11, 2016.

Come celebrate your accomplishment with your peers!

All OCAC students and their families, faculty, and staff are welcome!

More information to come. Stay tuned!

Be a part of the OCAC Graduation Gala Slideshow!! Help share memories created at OCAC. All pictures should be sent to occaucus02@gmail.com with the subject line "cohort 2016 photos."

OCAC Caucus is selling merch at special Back to School prices (until 2/15).

Have something to contribute?

Look for this newsletter at the beginning of every month! If you or your caucus have any upcoming events or announcements to add in the next issue, please email graceeka@usc.edu with the subject line "OCAC newsletter".

USC School of Social Work, Orange County Caucus

Director: Dr. Eugenia Weiss

Co-Chairs: Sarah McClellan & Jonathan Aspuria

Community Chair: Alexis Salas

Treasurer: Stephanie Arroyo

Secretary: Grace Kang

Foundation Year Rep: Alexandra Harris