Associated Students

A.S. Campus Life Council

Meeting Minutes
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Executive Vice President Becca Cohen called the meeting to order at 3:36 PM.



A. Voting Members Present: Becca Cohen, Marilyn Martinez, Jacqueline Karczewski, Cassie Zimmerman, Gabrielle Gray, Alyssa Carbajal, Hassan Abdinur, Grace Diaz, Gabriela Leverette, Dara Majdi, Kelsey Schroeder, Tyler Aguilar, Jordan Wells, Michelle Ong, Corey Polant, Tianna Williams, Josh Morse, Javier Gomez, Morgan Chan, Mariah Kelly

B. Voting Members Absent: None

C. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Present: Christina Brown, Clarice Mendoza, Washington Navarrete, Josh Garman

D. Ex-Officios (non-voting) Absent: Dr. Timothy Quinnan

E. Visitors Present: Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, Michelle Lopez, Maneet Deol, John Mikaelian, Brianna Lundgren, Luke Henning, Lloyd Tisuela, Jamie-Lee Miller, Nick Serrano, Daphney Bitanga, Betsey Gelchutt, Jackie Tellez


It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda of October 16, 2013.


Morgan Chan made a friendly amendment to add the Action Item Review for Appointment and Review Committee as Item B under Items for Consideration.

The agenda was approved as amended.


It was moved and seconded to approve the previous minutes of October 2, 2013.



A. Student Diversity Commission Representative, Gabrielle Gray reported:

1. Afrikan Student Union is hosting a roller skating fundraiser at Skate World this upcoming Sunday, October 15 at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 and includes admission and roller skates. Hope to see you there!

B. John Mikaelian reported:

1. John’s book, Reality Check: A College Student’s Survival Guide, can be purchased on Amazon at It is a very useful guide for college students and its contents is can greatly aid college students’ in the quest for success.


A. SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Designee, Dr. Tim Quinnan reported: None.

B. Academic Scholarships Presentation – Assistant Dean in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, Michelle Lopez reported:

1. Michelle Lopez explained the objectives and current projects that the Division of Undergraduate Studies is currently undertaking. One of their charges is to promote academic scholarships to SDSU students, which with their granting can encourage academic and personal development. Applying for these scholarships can better prepare students in applying for graduate schools, since the application process is very similar.

2. Michelle will be giving a Graduate School Talk on October 30 at 3 PM.

C. Campus Program Funding Presentation – ASUB Vice Commissioner of Finance, Jackie Tellez, and ASUB Lead Programming Assistant, Betsy Gelchutt reported:

1. The Campus Program Funding Board has undergone its own changes since last year. Jackie Tellez and Betsey Gelchutt updated Campus Life Council about the changes they’ve made since last year as well as the process registered organizations go through to receive money for their events. The percentages of where the money is allocated were also presented.

D. Student Diversity Commission Goals – Student Diversity Commissioner, Michelle Ong, and Student Diversity Commission Representative, Gabrielle Gray reported:

1. Michelle Ong and Gabrielle Gray gave a presentation on the Student Diversity Commission and its purpose and goals for this year. They also reviewed over the revamps they made since last year. The Commission will strive to improve the communication between them and other boards.

E. Judicial Affairs Council Update – Justice, Maneet Deol reported:

1. Judicial Affairs Council has decided on their times for interviewing possible candidates for the three open A.S. positions: Board of Director Student-at-Large, Elections Coordinator, and Sustainability Commission Representative.

2. Bylaw revisions are due on October 23 at 4 PM.

3. The members of the Judicial Affairs Council are currently developing a substitute activity or workshop for the Culture Plunge activity at the August A.S. Government retreat, specifically for those who were not able to attend the retreat and complete their cultural competency requirement.

4. The Cultural Event requirement is due on November 22 at 4 PM in the Government Affairs Office.


A. General Consent Agenda: (Action)

It was moved and seconded to approve the General Consent Agenda, except the 9/4 Sustainability/Green Love Commission Minutes, as attached.


Joshua Morse moved to separate out the ASUB Minutes from September 30 and the Campus Program Funding minutes from October 2.


Mariah Kelly moved to separate out granting of funding to the Calpulli Advisory Board from the Campus Program Funding minutes from October 9.


The General Consent Agenda was approved as amended.

B. Action Item Review for Appointments & Review Committee: (Information)

Morgan Chan reviewed over Campus Life Council’s representatives on the Appointments and Review Committee with Campus Life Council and made necessary changes to better accommodate the interview schedule. Robby Rosenthal, Corey Polant, and Josh Garman were approved as the three representatives of the Campus Life Council on the Appointments and Review Committee.

C. Approval of the September 30 ASUB Minutes and October 2 CPF Minutes: (Action)

It was moved and approved to approve the ASUB Minutes from September 30 and the Campus Program Funding minutes from October 2, with the suggestions made by Campus Life Council.


D. Approval of the Funding to the Calpulli Advisory Board from the Campus Program Funding Minutes: (Action)

It was moved and approved to approve of the funding granted to the Calpulli Advisory Board from the Campus Program Funding Board, mentioned in the Campus Program Funding minutes from October 9.


Tyler Aguilar made a friendly amendment to the motion to table the funding to the Calpulli Advisory Board, after having the Campus Program Funding Board look at the restrictions and guidelines that may apply.

The motion was approved as amended.


A. Becca Cohen, Executive Vice President:

1. Homecoming Week starts next Sunday! Post on your Facebook as a way to promote the Homecoming events and to consistently publicize. If you need to be reminded on the events for the week, check out the Homecoming website.

2.This Friday is the Homecoming Pep Rally. Volunteers are called to meet at 4:15 PM. The event begins at 5:15 PM in the front of Viejas Arena and the event is estimated to end around 6:05 PM. An alumni mixer will follow afterwards.

3. Next week is the University House dinner! A reminder e-mail with details will be coming soon. Wear your A.S. polos and nice bottoms such as slacks or skirts.

4. Please attend the meetings of the board or committee you were assigned to.

5. Good luck on any midterms you still have!

B. Josh Morse, President: None.

C. Javier Gomez, Vice President of External Relations:

1. Good Neighbor Program will be meeting tomorrow! Please tell your friends or anyone who would want to get involved with the Good Neighbor Program. Its goal is to make the university be seen in a better light by our surrounding community. The committee will be learning about enforcement codes and laws that the community abides by.

2. AztecTV has a script made and auditions for anchors are going to be held soon. There will be information about events and stories presented on the programs.

3. CSSA East Bay was last weekend. Josh and Javier attended and items that were discussed included the availability of health insurance for California college students. Resources are out there for students who have trouble getting it.

4. On October 30, there will be a big registration push event to get any students who haven’t registered to vote to do so before the special San Diego mayoral election.

D. Mariah Kelly, Vice President of Financial Affairs:

1. Aztecs Rock Hunger is now at its mid-way point! More volunteers are needed for donation collection at the Homecoming game this weekend.

2. Thank you for your engagement during this meeting!

E. Morgan Chan, Vice President of University Affairs:

1. University Affairs Board started breaking out into three working groups: bike safety and awareness, campus safety, and general academics.

2. College councils are having a flag football event this Friday on the ENS 700 field at 4 PM.

3. The Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom was failed at University Affairs Board and was then denied continuation at University Council.

F. Michelle Ong, Student Diversity Commission:

1. AChA – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 20 at 8 AM at Balboa Park.

2. QSA – Bi-Annual Big Gay BBQ on Thursday, November 7 from 4-9 PM at Scripps Cottage! Free food!

3. VSA – Ice Skating Event on November 8! Tickets are only $10 and everyone is welcome to join! This is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

4. AFI & QSA – Sex and the Middle East, today at 7:45 PM at Scripps Ranch.

5. V-day is having auditions for the Vagina Monologues on Monday and Tuesday. Check out the WOA Facebook for more details.

6. WOA is looking into improving/reforming SDSU escort services. Please take the survey about it on WOA’s Facebook page. Next week, October 23, WOA will be having a guest speaker at their meeting to talk about International Women & Conflict. It’ll be from 3:30-4:30 PM in Aztec Mesa 101.

7. MEChA – High School Conference on November 16. Volunteers are needed and everyone is welcome to attend. If anyone has friends or brothers/sisters in high school, they are welcome to come. To register, go to

8. ASU Rollerskating on October 20 from 8-10 PM. Tickets are being sold: 2 for $18 and 1 for $10.

9. SAAB – Powderpuff Football Game moved to October 27, at 11 AM on the turf field.

10. MSA – Eid Potluck on Thursday, October 17 at 6 PM in the Student Org Annex.

11. Center for Intercultural Relations – Filipino Heritage Month.

12. AB Samahan – "Learning About the Filipino Culture Through Workshops" on October 16 from 4-6 PM in Scripps Cottage.

13. AB Samahan – Filipino Reception from 4-6 PM at Scripps Cottage.

G. Jordan Wells, Sustainability Commission:

1. College Area Community Garden Work Party on Saturday, October 19 from 9 AM – 3 PM at the College Area Community Garden by the Children’s Center.

2. Enviro-Business Society’s Screening of the film, "Tapped" on October 21 from 1-3 PM in Scripps Cottage.

3. Green Lunch Bag Series on Wednesday, October 23 from 12-2 PM in Scripps Cottage.

H. Christina Brown, Executive Director:

1. It’s exciting to see students engaging in leadership. Development has been very evident in all the councils.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.


Executive Vice President Becca Cohen adjourned the meeting at 6:24 PM.