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Committees and Councils


Board of Directors (BOD): The Board of Directors is the voice and ultimate decision-makers of the Associated Students. BOD is chaired by the AS President and comprised of six student representatives, the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Vice President of Business and Finance, one faculty representative, and several non-voting AS advisors. The Board is responsible for approving, reviewing, and allocating budgets; approving or rejecting bills, resolutions, and proposals submitted to the AS, and implementing functions established by the Restated Bylaws of the AS of CSUC. Meetings occur every other Wednesday from 2:30 – 4 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Breanna Holbert, at aspresident@csuchico.edu

Government Affairs Committee (GAC): The Government Affairs Committee is chaired by the Executive Vice President. This committee is responsible for approving, allocating and reviewing the Activity Fee budget, establishing AS Elections, establishing regulations governing social and educational jurisdiction of the AS, approving the annual GAC Strategic Plan, and being a voice for all students on campus. Meetings occur every other Wednesday from 2:30 – 4 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Jennifer Mendoza, at asexecvp@csuchico.edu

Associated Students Business Committee (ASBC): The Associated Students Businesses Committee is chaired by the AS Vice President of Business and Finance. This committee is responsible for setting policies and procedures needed for the AS businesses; providing a liaison between management and the student body; as well as and reviewing, monitoring, and approving short and long term strategy and the one-year operating plan. Meetings occur every other Monday from 3 – 4:30 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Austin Lapic, at asvpbf@csuchico.edu

Bell Memorial Union Committee (BMUC): The Bell Memorial Union Committee is chaired by the AS Vice President of Facilities and Services. This committee is responsible for establishing procedures and policies for the use of the BMU and all areas funded by the Student Union, including the WREC. This committee also plans for any future construction or lease of facilities related to the BMU. Meetings occur every other Tuesday from 2 – 3:30 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Kaylee Biedermann, at asvpfs@csuchico.edu

Student Academic Senate (SAS): The Student Academic Senate represents the voice of the student body on academic affairs. SAS is chaired by the AS Director of University Affairs and comprised of seven elected student senators, one for each of the seven colleges within the University. Additionally, several students at large as well as faculty and staff advisors are invited to serve as voting or non-voting members. The Senate is responsible for representing the student voice on issues related to the curricular experience and creates a true link between the Associated Students and Colleges within the University. Senators also serve on campus-wide committees and act as a liaison between students and college administrators to increase communication, interaction, and cooperation between administration, faculty, and the Associated Students. Meetings occur on Fridays from 12 – 1 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Ella Snyder, at asunivaffairs@csuchico.edu

Diversity Affairs Council (DAC):The Diversity Affairs Council is a funding council chaired by the AS Commissioner of Diversity Affairs. This council acts as the representative body of the diverse and multicultural community, advocating for equitable and inclusive policies and procedures throughout the University and statewide. DAC is open for all students to come and voice any questions, comments or concerns for the diverse opportunities, events and community on our campus. This council also sponsors the Multicultural Night in the fall and International Festival in the spring. Meetings occur on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Logan Lee, as asdiversityaffs@csuchico.edu

Events and Diversity Programming Allocation Council (EDPAC): The Events and Diversity Programming Allocation Council is chaired by the AS Commissioner of Student Organizations and Resources. This council allocates funds for on-campus events hosted by any University-recognized student organizations who are able to request up to $4,000 per event for purposes such as: conferences, guest speakers, philanthropy projects, and musical performances. EDPAC is open to proposals for all kinds of events campus-wide and would love to hear about yours! Meetings for the Spring 2021 semester will be posted when finalized and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, (Edgar Hernandez), at assoar@csuchico.edu

Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC): The Legislative Affairs Committee is chaired by the AS Director of Legislative Affairs. This council is responsible for keeping the student body informed of all legislative action which affects students, empowers students to vote by coordinating a campus-based voter registration each semester there is an election, as well as hosting various forums of a political nature. Meetings occur on Wednesdays from 1 – 2 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Anthony Ruiz, at aslegaffairs@csuchico.edu

Community Affairs Council (CAC): The Community Affairs Council is chaired by the AS Commissioner of Community Affairs. CAC serves as a council to discuss and create student driven ideas to solve relevant issues and promote a positive culture shift within our community. Meetings occur on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and all agendas are made available to the public at least 72 hours in advance if a meeting will be held. For more information, please contact the chair, Kiley Kirkpatrick, at ascommunity@csuchico.edu 

Sustainability Affairs Council (SAC): The Sustainability Affairs Council is chaired by the AS Commissioner of Sustainability Affairs. This council is responsible for making policy recommendations to the Government Affairs, Associated Students Businesses, and Bell Memorial Union committees on issues concerning sustainability, environmental, and social justice. For more information, please contact the chair HERE.

Campus Climate Committee: The Campus Climate Committee is responsible for championing the University’s anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policies and procedures by recommending revisions to those policies, increasing awareness through education and outreach, partnering with campus and community organizations to identify and address all forms of harassment and retaliation, and providing a forum to discuss general campus harassment and retaliation issues.

Campus Fee Advisory Committee (CFAC): The Campus Fee Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing new student fee proposals and the incremental portion of increases to current fees for the purpose of providing advice to the campus president.

Equal Opportunity Employment Committee: The Equal Opportunity Employment Committee facilitates the goal of physical and programmatic access and equal opportunity to University employment, educational programs, sponsored activities, and events for all persons.

Sustainability Program Fund Allocation Committee (SFAC): The Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee is chaired by the AS Vice President of Facilities and Services. This committee is responsible for accepting proposals and approving allocations to students for sustainable projects or programs. For more information, please contact the VPFS HERE.

Other Councils and Committees listed on Application Form without Descriptions:

  • Academic Integrity Council
  • Campus Equity Council
  • Campus Planning Committee
  • Campus Sustainability Committee
  • Commencement Committee
  • Community Affairs Council
  • Curriculum Advisory Board
  • Faculty Recognition and Support Committee
  • Instructionally Related Activities Board
  • Library Advisory Committee
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee
  • Research Foundation Board
  • Service Learning Advisory Committee
  • Special Major Committee

Office Hours & Location

REGULAR SEMESTER HOURS:

Currently working virtually due to campus closure

Monday – Wednesday, Friday: 8AM-5PM

Thursdays: 9AM-5PM

OFFICE LOCATION:

BMU 220 (2nd floor of the BMU – inside the Wildcat Leadership Center)
W. 2nd and Chestnut St. • CSU, Chico

Contact Us

Phone: (530) 898-5701
Email: sfenton@csuchico.edu

MAILING ADDRESS:

Associated Students Government Affairs 750
California State University, Chico
400 W 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929