SYSTEMWIDE ADVOCACY

CSSA monitors and advocates systemwide policy on behalf of CSU students. The organization’s university affairs committee reviews, researches and makes recommendations to the CSSA Board of Directors on all university-related items originating from the CSU Board of Trustees, the CSU Office of the Chancellor or the campus presidents.

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CSUnity Conference 2019

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About the Systemwide Committee Search

CSUnity 2019 is focused on preparing participants to be effective leaders and advocates on issues impacting CSU students. Sunday will include sessions, led by experts in their field, informing and engaging participants on issues they will likely face during the academic year. Monday will provide a unique opportunity for campus delegations to speak directly to CSU system decision-makers to learn more about the area, share their concerns, and begin to develop a plan to address these critical issues.

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SEARCH FOR THE NEXT STUDENT TRUSTEE

Search for the 2020-2022 Student Trustee

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About the Student Trustee Search

To better the California State University (CSU), two students serve as trustees on the California State University Board of Trustees. Students serve for staggered two-year terms; the first year as a non-voting member and the second year as a voting member. Each term begins on July 1 and ends two years later on June 30.

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SYSTEMWIDE COMMITTEES SEARCH

Calfiornia State University Systemwide Committees

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About the Systemwide Committee Search

To better the California State University (CSU) student experience, several systemwide committees have been developed to provide resources, best practices, and policies, addressing issues that impact the 23 California State University campuses. In efforts to increase shared governance, the CSU Office of the Chancellor has encouraged the appointment of CSU students to provide their unique perspectives in suggesting “policies, procedures, and practices that can strengthen shared governance in the CSU at the system level.”

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1970s: Sponsored coalition to establish departments serving students with disabilities.

1978: Effectively lobbied CSU to remove a six-year-old policy on tuition.

1979: CSUPA becomes CSSA; board expands to include at-large campus representatives.

1987: Sponsored bill to repeal state law penalizing student’s financial aid for participation in protests.1990s: Effectively lobbied CSU to improve student fee policy (one-third financial aid set aside, caps on mandatory campus fees, student referendums required, student majorities required on student fee advisory committees [SFAC]).

1990s: Effectively lobbied CSU to improve student fee policy (one-third financial aid set aside, caps on mandatory campus fees, student referendums required, student majorities required on student fee advisory committees [SFAC]).

1994: CSSA resolution regarding students with hearing impairments leads to CSU contract with language interpreters.

2000: Secured stable funding from CSU system.

2000: Secured second student trustee position.

2001: Effectively lobbied Board of Trustees to implement policy ensuring student shared governance across the CSU system.

2009: Effectively lobbied CSU administration to issue a coded memorandum identifying campus policies that strengthen student participation in campus policy development.