|Committee Name||Term Length||’18 Vacancies**|
|Admission Advisory Council||1 Year (July 2018 – May 2019)||1|
|General Education Advisory Committee||1 Year (July 2018 – May 2019)||2|
|Honorary Degrees, Trustees’ Subcommittee||1 Year (July 2018 – May 2019)||1|
|Institute for Teaching and Learning Board||1 Year (July 2018 – May 2019)||1|
|Services to Students with Disabilities Advisory Committee||2 Years (July 2018 – May 2020)||4|
|Student Health Services Advisory Committee||2 Years (July 2018 – May 2020)||1|
|Student Mental Health Services Advisory Committee||2 Years (July 2018 – May 2020)||2|
|Summer Arts Advisory Council||2 Years (July 2018 – May 2020)||2|
*All term cycles are July 1 – May 30
***These are expected vacancies and are subject to change
The opportunity to serve on a systemwide committee is a prestigious assessment offered to a relatively small number of students. In addition to being a critical part of shared governance, student committee members have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of issues impacting the CSU system alongside trustees, university presidents, provosts, vice presidents, faculty, and staff. Above all else, student committee members are uniquely placed to positively impact the student experience of the 480,000 CSU students.
The expectations of student committee members are nearly identical to that of other committee members. All committee members are expected to prepare for and attend all meetings, provide their input, and report back to their constituents. In addition, student committee members are required to participate in systemwide committee training and submit meeting reports to the CSSA Board of Directors.
If selected, the Office of the Chancellor will cover the cost of all approved travel. Travel arrangements are coordinated through the student committee member’s home campus (typically the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs) and reimbursed by the Office of the Chancellor.
CSSA can provide a letter of appointment to inform faculty that a student is on a systemwide committee but it does not excuse a student from academic responsibilities, including attending class. Arrangements must be made between faculty and the student committee member.
No. As long as you meet the qualifications, you are eligible to serve on a systemwide committee.
The President of the California State Student Association (CSSA), in consultation with the CSSA Vice President for University Affairs, will consider all completed applications. Applicants are scored based on their interests and experiences provided in their applications. In some cases, a reference may be consulted.
No. Only completed applications received by the deadline through the online application will be considered.
Although it is extremely rare, an eligible student may rank and serve on up to five systemwide committees. No preference is given to applicants based on the number of committees to which they apply.
Total seats are the total number of student appointees CSSA has been given. Expected vacancies are the number of vacancies that are expected for the upcoming cycle. The difference is due to appointees that are expected to serve the second of a two-year term.