CSSA OFFICER ELECTIONS

2018/2019

Each academic year the CSSA Board of Directors elect executive and special officers to represent the CSU student voice.  Officers have both general and position-specific responsibilities. These responsibilities are generally listed in the CSSA Constitution. Candidates are encouraged to reach out to current officers and staff for more information.

Executive Officers
Special Officers

EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS

CSSA OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

CANDIDATE FILING FORM Documents
Applications Due: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
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IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

CSSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

Friday, March 8, 2019 Application materials are available on the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) website.
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. All application materials must be received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 Executive Officer Elections (Sonoma State University)*

* The date and location are accurate at the time of the release of the 2019/2020 Cal State Student Association (CSSA) Executive Officer Elections Filing Packet, but may change.

ABOUT THE CSSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CSSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

Comprised of five executive officers, the CSSA executive committee provides leadership to the organization. Officers are elected for a one-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. In addition to general leadership, each officer has unique roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Cal State Student Association Constitution.

The executive committee includes the following five officers:

President
Chair
Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Vice President of University Affairs

2018/2019 Executive Officers

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

CSSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

Individuals seeking candidacy for a 2019/2020 CSSA executive officer position must meet various minimum requirements during their candidacy and incumbency (if elected). Individuals must meet the requirements listed in the link below.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED TRAINING & ATTENDANCE

CSSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

In addition to all 2019/2020 CSSA regular and special meetings, executive officers are required to attend the following orientations, trainings, meetings, and conferences. The dates and locations are accurate to the best knowledge at the time of the release of the 2019/2020 Cal State Student Association (CSSA) Executive Officer Elections Filing Packet.

Thursday, June 6 –  Sunday, June 9, 2019 CSSA Executive Officer Orientation & June CSSA Plenary Meeting (CSU Monterey Bay)
Sunday, June 9 – Sunday, June 16, 2019 Panetta Institute’s Education for Leadership in Public Service Seminar*
Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21, 2019 CSSA Executive Officer Training & July CSSA Plenary Meeting (CSU Office of the Chancellor)
Friday, August 9 – Monday, August 12, 2019 CSUnity Preparation & Conference (CSU Fullerton)
March 2020 CHESS Preparation & Conference (Sacramento, CA)
Monthly CSSA Plenary Meetings+
Other Additional position-specific meetings & conferences

*The CSSA president and chair should attend the Panetta Institute’s Education for Leadership in Public Service Seminar unless they have previously attended.
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October 2019 – June 2020 meeting dates are approved by the CSSA Board of  Directors at the July 2019 CSSA meeting

SUBMITTING YOUR CANDIDATE FILING FORM

CSSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

Please carefully review the following steps of the election process. CSU students interested in applying to serve as a 2019/2020 CSSA executive committee member must utilize the following process.

Review the Position Information

Individuals seeking candidacy as a CSSA executive officer should review the CSSA Constitution in addition to speaking to current officers, past officers, and CSSA staff. These positions can be time intensive and require a high level of dedication, therefore, it is important that individuals are well-informed about the commitment.

Please proceed to Step 2  

Ensure you have met and intend to meet the minimum requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must meet all requirements listed in the “ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS” section of the ‘2019/2020 Cal State Student Association (CSSA) Executive Officer Elections Filing Packet.’

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Please proceed to Step 3

Complete ‘PART 1: EXECUTIVE OFFICER CANDIDATE FILING FORM’

PART 1: EXECUTIVE OFFICER CANDIDATE FILING FORM

Please proceed to Step 4

Complete ‘PART 2: CANDIDATE STATEMENT’

  1. Candidate statements are limited to 500 words. Additional words will be removed from the distributed copies.
  2. Candidate statements should be saved as a Word document (.doc or .docx) file. Candidates are encouraged to use the 2019-2020 CSSA Executive Officer Statement Template.
  3. Candidate Statements, without redaction, will be provided to the public and the CSSA Board of Directors as part of the May 2019 agenda packet.
PART 2: CANDIDATE STATEMENT

Please proceed to Step 5  

Complete the ‘CANDIDATE INFORMATION’ portion of ‘PART 3: AS/ASI AUTHORIZATION FORM’

The ‘CANDIDATE INFORMATION’ portion should be completed prior to meeting with your campus’ Associated Students executive director and president.

PART 3: AS/ASI AUTHORIZATION FORM

Please proceed to Step 6

Meet with your campus’ Associated Students president and executive director

  1. The contact information for the president and executive director should be available on your campus’ Associated Students/Student Government website.
  2. Schedule a meeting well in advance to ensure you are able to meet and obtain signatures prior to the filing deadline.
  3. The AS/ASI executive director and president will complete their respective portions.

Please proceed to Step 7

Submit your 2019/2020 CSSA Executive Officer Filing Packet by the deadline

  1. A complete 2019/2020 CSSA Executive Officer Filing Packet includes the following:
    • Completed and signed ‘Part 1: EXECUTIVE OFFICER CANDIDATE FILING FORM’
    • Completed ‘Part 2: CANDIDATE STATEMENT’ attached as a Word document
    • Completed and signed ‘Part 3: AS/ASI AUTHORIZATION FORM’
  2. All documents must be emailed to [email protected] by Monday, April 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
    • No late or incomplete documents will be accepted.

This is the last step.

CANDIDATE FILING FORM Documents

ELECTIONS RULES & POLICIES

CSSA EXECUTIVE OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

The elections process is conducted in accordance with the CSSA Elections Policy and pursuant to CA Education Code, §89305.1(e), the Gloria Romero Open Meeting Act of 2000.

ELECTIONS RULES & POLICIES

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

SPECIAL OFFICER ELECTIONS

CSSA OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

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More information about the 2019-2020 Special Officer elections coming in the summer of 2019.