CSSA OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019/2020

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 OFFICER ELECTIONS

CSSA OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

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CSSA’s seven Special Officers provide leadership to the organization. Officers are elected for a ten-month term from August 2019 to June 30, 2020. In addition to general leadership, each officer has unique roles and responsibilities outlined in the Cal State Student Association Constitution.

The Special Officers include the following seven positions:

  • Academic Senate Liaison
  • Alumni Council Liaison
  • 3 Civic Engagement Officers (Northern, Central, and Southern)
  • Social Justice and Equity Officer
  • Sustainability Officer
2019-2020 Special Officer Packet
2019-2020 Special Officer Application

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

Friday, June 6, 2019 Application materials available on the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) website.
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. All application materials must be received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Special Officer Elections (CSU Fullerton)*

* The date and location are accurate at the time of the release of the 2019/2020 CSSA Special Officer Elections Filing Packet but may change.

SUBMITTING THE ‘2019/2020 CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER FILING FORM’

CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

Please carefully review the following steps of the election process. CSU students interested in applying to serve as a CSSA Special Officer must utilize the following process:

Review the position information

Ensure you have met and intend to meet the minimum requirements. To be eligible to apply, you must:

Individuals seeking candidacy as a CSSA Special 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 various levels of time commitments, therefore, it is important that individuals are well-informed about the commitment they are making to serving. For Academic Senate Liaison and Alumni Council Liaison, candidates should review the FAQ section of the 2019/2020 CSSA Special Officer Elections Packet to ensure they are able to attend the entirety of the meetings.

Ensure compliance with minimum requirements and funding

To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet all requirements listed in the “ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS” section of the 2019/2020 CSSA Special Officer Elections Packet, including securing funding to attend CSSA meetings.

Prepare ‘PART 1: CANDIDATE STATEMENT’

  1. Candidates must submit a candidate statement of up to 500 words. Additional words will be removed from the distributed copies.
  2. Candidate statements must be saved as a Word document (.doc or .docx) file and submitted through the ‘2019/2020 CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER FILING FORM’ Candidates are encouraged to use the CSSA Officer Statement Template.
  3. Candidate Statements, without redaction, will be provided to the public and the CSSA Board of Directors as part of the elections meeting agenda packet.

Download, print, and complete ‘PART 2: AS/ASI AUTHORIZATION FORM’

  1. Download ‘PART 2: AS/ASI AUTHORIZATION FORM’ located in the 2019/2020 CSSA Special Officer Filing Packet
  2. Complete the ‘CANDIDATE INFORMATION’ portion prior to meeting with the Associated Students executive director and president.

Meet with the campus’ Associated Students president and executive director

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

Submit the ‘2019/2020 CSSA Special Officer Filing Form’ by the deadline

    1. Complete all required portions of the ‘2019/2020 CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER FILING FORM
    2. Attach the required completed documents previously prepared:
      1. Part 1: CANDIDATE STATEMENT (must be a .doc or .docx file)
      2. Part 2: AS/ASI AUTHORIZATION FORM (must be .pdf file)
    3. Submit the ‘2019/2020 CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER FILING FORM’ no later than Monday, July 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
      1. Candidates will immediately receive an email confirmation with a copy of their submission. If a candidate does not receive a confirmation, they must email Brandon Tsubaki, assistant director for student engagement at ([email protected]) within 12 hours of the time of submission.
      2. No late or incomplete forms will be accepted.
2019-2020 Special Officer Packet
2019-2020 Special Officer Application

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

Individuals seeking candidacy for a CSSA Special Officer position must meet the following minimum requirements during their candidacy and incumbency (if elected).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED TRAINING & ATTENDANCE

CSSA SPECIAL OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019-2020 Term

In addition to all CSSA regular and special meetings, Special Officers are required to attend the following orientations, trainings, meetings, and conferences, during their term:

August CSSA CSSA Special Officer Elections (CSU Fullerton)
August/September Special Officer Orientation (Virtual)
Additional position-specific meetings & conferences Academic Senate Liaison & Alumni Council Liaison see FAQs for tentative dates

ELECTIONS RULES & POLICIES

CSSA SPECIAL 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