Policy On Student Participation In Policy Development

Reviewed By: Administrative Council
Approved By: President Karnig

Source / Authority

For Interpretation of this policy: Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs, (909) 537-5185

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to implement the CSU Board of Trustees Student Participation in Policy Development resolution dated July 11, 2001 to ensure that associated student body organizations are involved in campus policy development as full participants. The Board of Trustees policy states the following:

Associated student body organizations established at each university, as provided by Education Code Section 89300, shall serve as the official representative body of the students at that campus. The presidents will provide these officially recognized associated student body organizations an opportunity to offer opinions and make recommendations about campus policy and procedures that have or will have an effect upon students.

Nominations of student representatives to serve on campus-wide governance committees, campus-wide task forces, or other campus-wide advisory groups will be made by the appropriate officially recognized associated student body organization. Appointments made by the University President, campus Associated Students board of directors and their subcommittees will continue their selection procedure under their current process as directed by their bylaws. This is not meant to supersede any current power delegated to the officially recognized student body organization granted whether by executive order or university policy.

Policy

In order to ensure that the Associated Students, Incorporated is a full participant in CSUSB policy development, the following items shall be considered:

  • Shared student governance language shall be included on the campus' policies web page and in specific committee charges.
  • Shared student governance language is included in the Faculty Senate constitution and bylaws.
  • All relevant campus committees, task forces and commissions shall include reasonable student representation.
  • Campus procedures shall be developed to track appropriate committees, task forces and commissions in order to keep the Associated Students, Inc. leadership apprised of vacant student positions.
  • New committees, task forces and commissions that develop and recommend policies shall be reported to the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.