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A.S. Campus Life Council Charters
Associated Students | San Diego State University


(Revised 12/2/13, 4/28/14, 4/27/15, 12/07/15)

Section 1 – Name

The name of this Board shall be the Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB).

Section 2 – Mission

To enrich campus life, unite the university campus, and cultivate a unique collegiate experience that instills Aztec pride through cultural, educational, and social programs of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union for San Diego State University (SDSU) students.

Purpose
  1. The purpose of this Board shall be to propose, plan, publicize, and coordinate events and activities throughout the year. These programs shall be oriented to unite the campus community, both culturally and socially, explore new and different ideas, promote general wellness, be informative and educational, and provide entertainment. The intent of this Board is to connect the students and the community to the University through transformational programming and the overall operations of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, herein after referred to as "The Union." In addition, the Board hopes to build morale and cultural awareness, creating a sense of belonging while promoting Aztec pride.
  2. As the voice of the Union, ASUB values parcipatory decision-making. Through volunteerism, committees, and student employment, the Board offers first-hand experience in citizenship and educates students in leadership, social responsibility, and values.
  3. In all its processes, the Board within the Union encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness.
  4. As the "hearthstone" or "living room" of the campus, the Union is the gathering place of the University. The Union provides services and conveniences that members of the college community need in their daily lives and creates an environment for getting to know and understand others through formal and informal associations.
  5. The Union serves as a unifying force that honors each individual and values diversity. The Union fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to the college.

Section 3 – Jurisdiction

  1. The Board shall make recommendations and create proposals in regards to the operations of the Union based on the student interest and needs.
  2. The Board shall have the authority to propose, plan, and administer all scheduled educational and social events such as, but not limited to, fine arts, lecture, music, media, and special events within its jurisdiction (e.g. allocation of money and sponsorship of events.) All activities and events must conform to applicable SDSU policies and procedures.
  3. The Board shall specifically:
    1. Approve all items of the Board’s events, designating any event as ASUB-sponsored.
    2. Set overall policy and direction for ASUB programming.
    3. Facilitate communication between the ASUB Standing Committees and the Union’s needs.
    4. Positively represent the Union and its features, operations and facilities.
    5. Submit an annual budget request to the A.S. Campus Life Council (ASCLC) and the ASBOD Financial Affairs Committee for their approval during the spring semester for the following year.
    6. Annually elect a Vice Commissioner of Operations, Vice Commissioner of Finance and Vice Commissioner of Internal Relations.
    7. Annually elect a commissioner who will with the executive team and corresponding chairs appoint all ASUB standing committee chairs. The Executive Committee consists of the Commissioner, Vice Chairs of Operations, Vice Commissioner of Finance, Vice Commissioner of Internal Relations the ASUB Representative, all voting, and the Union Programs Coordinator and the Assistant Director of Marketing and Programming, both non-voting. The full-time staff does not partake in the appointment of the ASUB standing committee chairs.
    8. Appoint ASUB Standing Committees Chairs as recommended by the elected ASUB Executive Committee. If there is a resignation, refer to the guidelines.
    9. Evaluate each program and determine if it was successful based on the stated purpose of this Charter and additional information as established by the Board.
    10. Evaluate new program proposals and delegate them to the Board or Standing Committees if they see fit.
    11. Provide an annual yearend report to assess the success of the Aztec Student Union per academic year.
    12. Failure to fulfill responsibilities and duties as an ASUB Chair or Executive Member as stated in this charter may result in removal from the board (reference the three-strike policy outlined in the ASUB Guidelines for removal process).

Section 4 – Duration

This Charter shall become effective immediately upon approval of AS Campus Life Council, with future revisions subject to review by the AS Judicial Affairs Council (ASJAC).

Section 5 – Membership

Membership is only available to regularly enrolled San Diego State University students, carrying at least six units per semester. Each member has the responsibility to actively contribute to the planning, execution, and/or promotion of events, as well as support the mission of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. The member must show respect to all of his/her peers, student leaders, faculty, and staff. Each member must play a positive role in achieving the mission and goals set by the ASUB.

  1. The ASUB shall have the following ex-officio voting members to serve a term of one (1) academic year beginning from the point of the swearing-in ceremony at the conclusion of each spring semester:
    1. Aztec Student Union Board Commissioner, appointed by the ASUB
    2. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Operations, appointed by the ASUB
    3. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Finance, appointed by the ASUB
    4. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Internal Relations, appointed by the ASUB
    5. The ASCLC Aztec Student Union Board Representative, elected by the student body at-large
    6. The A.S. President or designee
    7. The A.S. Executive Vice President or designee
    8. The A.S. Vice President of External Relations or designee
    9. The A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee
    10. The A.S. Vice President of University Affairs or designee
    11. One (1) representative selected by the Student Diversity Commission
    12. One (1) representative selected by the Sustainability/Green Love Commission
    13. One (1) representative selected by the Recreation/Wellness CommissionSix (6) Standing Committee Chairs
    14. One (1) representative appointed by the SDSU Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  2. The Board shall have the following ex-officio non-voting members:
    1. A.S. Executive Director or designee
    2. Aztec Student Union Director or designee
    3. Aztec Student Union Programs Coordinator
    4. Aztec Student Union Events Coordinator or designee
    5. Vice President of Student Affairs or designee
    6. One (1) ASUB Lead Programming Assistant
    7. Up to four (4) ASUB Programming Assistants
    8. Center for Intercultural Relations Representative

Section 6 – ASUB Leadership

The ASUB shall have the following officers:

  1. Aztec Student Union Board Commissioner
    1. Serves as Chair for the Aztec Student Union Board
  2. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Operations
    1. Serves as Chair in the absence of the ASUB Commissioner
    2. Serves as Chair of the ASUB Operations Committee
  3. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Finance
    1. Serves as the Chair of the Campus Program Funding (CPF) Committee under the Financial Affairs Board
    2. Meets regularly with the Chairs to manage their overall budget
    3. Serves as chair in absence of the ASUB Commissioner and the Vice Commissioner of Operations.
  4. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Internal Relations
    1. Serves to aid the board with professional development, morale and growth.
    2. Serves as chair in absence of the ASUB Commissioner, Vice Commissioner of Operations, and Vice Commissioner of Finance
  5. Aztec Student Union Board Representative
    1. Serves as the student at large who represents ASUB on ASCLC.
  6. Standing Committee Chairs
    The Board shall have a Standing Committee Chair(s) for each of the Standing Committees on the Board:
    1. Union Nights Committee
    2. Aztec Pride Committee
    3. GreenFest Committee
    4. Marketing Committee
    5. Music & Entertainment Committee
    6. Operations Committee
    7. Special Events Committee

Section 7 – ASUB Standing Committees

The Board shall have the following Standing Committees which shall each have a sufficient number of members, as determined by the Board and corresponding chair needed to propose, plan, publicize, and coordinate the committees’ events and activities, including the Standing Committee Chair(s):

  1. Executive Committee
    The ASUB Executive Committee has the right to revoke membership if standards and/or expectations are not met. All of the preceding standards and expectations will be determined by each year’s ASUB Executive Committee. The Aztec Student Union Board shall have an Executive Committee consisting of the following members:
    1. Aztec Student Union Board Commissioner
    2. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Operations 
    3. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Finance
    4. Aztec Student Union Board Vice Commissioner of Internal Relations
    5. Aztec Student Union Board Representative
    6. Aztec Student Union Programs Coordinator
    7. Aztec Student Union Assistant Programs Coordinator
  2. Standing Committee Chairs
    All standards and expectations that apply to Executive Committee and Chairs also apply to committee members who hold a position with the Standing Committee. Committee officers must attend Board, Committee, Advisor meetings, and required events. They must fulfill their duties as determined by each year’s Board Executive Officers and advisors. If the Standing Committee Chair does not meet the standards and/or expectations set by the Union Executive Committee and advisors, the Chair will be subject to removal.
  3. The Board shall have the following standing committees:
    1. Aztec Nights Committee
      Purpose
      The Committee shall work in conjunction with Aztec Student Union Programs Coordinator and in partnership with the University Aztec Nights Programming Committee to provide vibrant campus nightlife for the first five weeks of the Fall semester and the first two weeks of the Spring semester.The committee shall then work on carrying out the mission of the Union Nights late night programming series, which shall be to bring students together at the Union as the living room and gathering place of the University. To follow with ASUB overall mission; These programs shall be oriented to unite the campus community, both culturally and socially, explore new and different ideas, promote general wellness, be informative and educational, and provide entertainment.
      1. Aztec Nights Chair
      2. Aztec Nights Vice Chair
      3. Marketing Designee
      4. As many members as committee chair deems necessary. 
    2. Aztec Pride Committee
      Purpose
      The Committee shall collaborate with the Athletic Department and other campus departments to promote Aztec Pride throughout the year, to include student team competitions for Homecoming and GreenFest.
      Membership:
      1. Aztec Pride Chair
      2. Aztec Pride Vice Chair of Student Team Competitions
      3. Aztec Pride Vice Chair of Aztec Game Experience
      4. Marketing Designee
      5. As many members as committee chair deems necessary 
    3. GreenFest Committee (GFC)
      Purpose
      The Committee shall organize, coordinate, and execute GreenFest events in an effort to promote sustainability, diversity and Aztec pride on the San Diego State University campus.
      Mission
      To support the mission of San Diego State University by executing a combination of sustainable, social, cultural, recreational, and educational events within the campus community that encourage, advocate for, and celebrate sustainability, diversity and Aztec pride.
      Membership:
      1. GreenFest Committee (GFC) shall have the following voting members:
        1. GFC Chair: as appointed by the Greenfest Committee and the ASUB Commissioner prior to the end of the academic year
        2. GFC Vice Chair: acts in the absence of the GFC Chair, student-at-large elected by the GFC prior to the end of the academic year
      2. A.S. Executive Vice President or designee
      3. Three (3) representatives from the Sustainability/Green Love Commission
      4. One (1) representative from the Student Diversity Commission
      5. One (1) representative from the Enviro-Business Society
      6. ASUB Aztec Pride Committee designee
      7. ASUB Music & Entertainment designee
      8. ASUB Marketing Committee designee
      9. GreenFest Committee shall have the following non-voting ex-officio members:
        1. Aztec Student Union Programs Coordinator (GreenFest Advisor)
        2. Aztec Student Union Associate Director of Marketing and Programming
        3. Sustainability/Green Love Commission Advisor
        4. ASUB Part-Time Staff
    4. Marketing Committee
      Purpose
      The Committee shall focus on marketing and spreading awareness through media and public relations for the Board, programs and events, as well as recruitment of committee members.
      Membership:
      1. Marketing Chair: as appointed by the Executive Committee
      2. Marketing Vice Chair: shall assume the duties and rights in absence of the Marketing Chair
      3. One (1) Marketing Secretary
      4. Tabling Coordinator
      5. Morale Leader
      6. One (8) designee from each ASUB Committee
      7. One (1) Marketing and Communications Designee
      8. As many members as Committee Chair deems necessary.
    5. Music & Entertainment Committee
      Purpose
      To provide live music and entertainment for students as well as facilitate opportunities to showcase student talent
      Membership:
      1. Music and Entertainment Chair
      2. Music and Entertainment Vice Chair
      3. Music and Entertainment Vice Chair of GreenFest
      4. Marketing Designee
      5. As many members as Committee Chair deems necessary.
    6. Operations Committee
      Purpose
      The purpose of the Operations Committee is to represent the student voice and advocate their wants and needs within the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. This committee will iform students about the sustainability and the LEED features of the Union, and evaluate student feedback through campus wide surveys, word of mouth, and focus groups. In addition, this committee will develop strategies, policies, and projects to support student wants and needs for the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
      Membership:
      1. Vice Commissioner of Operations to serve as Committee Chair
      2. Operations Committee Vice Chair: shall assume the duties and rights in absence of the Committee Chair
      3. Two (2) Union Project Leads
      4. Marketing Designee
      5. Facilities Designee
      6. As many members as Committee Chair deems necessary.
    7. Special Events Committee
      Purpose
      The Committee shall coordinate and/or collaborate with outside promoters, campus departments and student organizations to bring cultural, educational, and social events to the SDSU campus community.
      Membership:
      1. Special Events Chair
      2. Special Events Secretary
      3. Marketing Designee
      4. As many members as Committee Chair deems necessary.

Section 8 – Meetings

  1. A quorum shall consist of fifty percent (50%) plus one of the filled appointed voting seats.
  2. The Board shall meet on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters. Additionally, each member, designee or A.S. representative must be available for summer board and planning meetings, unless excused by Executive Committee.
  3. Each standing committee shall also meet at least once a week for their designated purpose.
  4. All chairs and the ASUB Executive Committee is required to attend the fall retreat and spring orientation, unless excused by the ASUB Executive Committee.
  5. Any member or designee who misses two consecutive unexcused meetings out of any 10 meetings or a total of three during the semester, with or without being excused, shall be dropped from the Board. This vacancy shall be filled by procedures established by this Charter. The ASUB Executive Committee may excuse absences.
  6. The Board, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, may recommend to the ASCLC the removal of any voting, non-voting, or ex-officio Board member.
  7. Announcement of meetings shall conform to Open Meeting Laws and policies and procedures of the Associated Students.

Section 9 – Procedures

The Aztec Student Union Programs Coordinator or designee shall make available a copy of all Board minutes to the A.S. Office as stipulated in Section 74 of the A.S. Bylaws. The operations of the Board shall be continuous in nature so that, in addition to its programs of the current year, it shall develop a program within the budgets approved for the following year.

Section 10 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

This Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the AS Judicial Affairs Council (ASJAC), and the approval of the AS Board of Directors (ASBOD) as specified in Section 73 of the AS Bylaws. The Board prior to consideration shall review all proposed amendments or revisions by the ASJAC.

(Revised 4/28/14, 12/07/15)

Section 1 – Purpose

1.01

The purpose of the Campus Community Commission is to serve as a community relations group for Associated Students and San Diego State University. The Commission shall work closely with the AS Vice President of External Relations in matters of community relations and communication and as a liaison with local community planning groups, neighborhood associations and local law enforcement representatives.

Section 2 – Jurisdiction

2.01

The Commission shall have the authority (subject to approval of the AS Campus Life Council) to initiate projects pertaining to community relations including, but not limited to, cooperation with university police and local city police, campus safety issues, housing transition information, student organization collaboration and outreach to the College Area Community.

2.02

The Commission shall also work with the AS Vice President of External Relations to ensure effective communication between students and the local community.

Section 3 – Membership

3.01

The Commission shall be comprised of the following voting members:

  1. The Campus Community Commissioner, who shall serve as Chair of the Commission.
  2. The Campus Community Commission Representative, elected by the student body at-large.
  3. The Residence Hall Association President or designee.
  4. A representative from each of the four recognized SDSU Greek Council organizations.
  5. Students-at-large appointed to serve on the Commission.
  6. The A.S. President or designee
  7. The A.S. Executive Vice President or designee
  8. The A.S. Vice President of External Relations or designee
  9. The A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee
  10. The A.S. Vice President of University Affairs or designee
3.02

The Commission shall have the following non-voting members:

  1. The SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs or designee.
  2. The SDSU Director of Community Affairs or designee.
  3. The AS Executive Director or designee.
  4. The SDSU Community Relations Manager or designee.

Section 4 – Officers of the Commission

4.01

The Officers of the Commission shall be:

  1. The Campus Community Commissioner, who shall:
    1. Be selected to serve by the Commission for a term of one year.
    2. Serve as Chair of the Commission and call regular or special meetings of the Commission.
    3. Serve on the AS Campus Life Council (ASCLC).
  2. The Campus Community Commission Representative, who shall:
    1. Work closely with the Commissioner to achieve the goals set forth by the Commission.
    2. Serve on the AS Campus Life Council.
    3. Serve as Chair in the absence of the Commissioner.
  3. The Good Neighbor Committee Chair, who shall:
    1. Manage projects and initiatives that pertain directly to the local community.
    2. Hold and chair their meetings on an as needed basis.
    3. Be elected by the commission in the fall semester.
  4. Special Project Leaders, if applicable in a given year, who shall:
    1. Lead any project that the Commission undertakes that does not directly pertain to the projects and initiatives of the Campus Community Commission Representative or the Campus Community Commission Commissioner.
    2. Be appointed on an as needed basis.
    3. Be elected by the commission in the fall semester.
  5. The Outreach Chair, who shall:
    1. Proactively contact local leaders, authority figures, and members on campus and in the community to ensure we are actively involved with our local community.
    2. Be elected by the commission in the fall semester.
  6. College Area Community Council (CACC) Liaison, who shall:
    1. Attend all College Area Community Council and all subcommittee College Area Community Council meetings within the academic school year.
    2. Be elected by the commission in the fall semester.
  7. Secretary, who shall:
    1. Review attendance of the Campus Community Commission members.
    2. Be responsible for the preparation of minutes.
    3. Be elected by the commission in the fall semester.
  8. Website Manager, who shall:
    1. Be responsible for updating, maintaining, and altering the Campus Community Commission’s website.
    2. Be elected by the commission in the fall semester.

Section 5 – Meetings

5.01

The Commission shall meet regularly at the time that is established by the Chair.

5.02

The Commission may meet in special session as established by the Chair.

5.03

The Commission shall review the charter a minimum of one time at a meeting over the course of the academic year.

Section 6 – Quorum

6.01

A quorum shall consist of fifty percent plus one of the filled voting members of the Commission.

Section 7 – Committees

7.01 – Good Neighbor Program Committee
  1. The Good Neighbor Program shall serve as a community liaison and service group for San Diego State University and Associated Students that recognizes the importance of and advises students on the effects behavior can have on the quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding SDSU.
  2. Good Neighbor Program Committee Chair shall serve as the chair for the Good Neighbor Program Committee. The Good Neighbor Program Committee shall be composed of members of the Campus Community Commission and any students-at-large that may be appointed by the Commission. They shall be responsible for the development and execution of the various components of the Good Neighbor Program and oversee four sub-chairs of the Good Neighbor Program: The First Response Team Chair, Canvassing Team Chair, Community Relations Team Chair and Clean Team Chair.
    1. First Response Team Chair. The First Response Team Chair shall report directly to the Good Neighbor Program Chair and shall be responsible for leading a highly-trained team of individuals to visit the houses of community members who have received "first response" calls from police. The chair, along with the Good Neighbor Program chair, shall oversee the scheduling and training of the team. The chair shall also be required to be available on the days and times of house visits and be able to apply to an AS approved driver. 
    2. Canvassing Team Chair. The Canvassing Team Chair shall report directly to the Good Neighbor Program Chair and shall coordinate the annual mailing of the Successful Community Living Brochure, as well as coordinate regular neighborhood canvassing efforts; which includes: scheduling dates, signing up students to participate, preparing materials, and training prior to canvassing efforts. The chair shall work with the College Area Community Council (CACC) to involve non-student community members in the Good Neighbor canvassing efforts. 
    3. Community Relations Team Chair. The Community Relations Team Chair shall report directly to the Good Neighbor Program Chair and shall attend meetings of the College Area Community Council (CACC) and other community groups as determined by the Good Neighbor Program Chair. Along with the afore-mentioned duties, the chair shall work with the Good Neighbor Program Chair, and the AS Marketing & Communications Manager to create press releases and other materials to promote the activities and programs of the Good Neighbor Program. The chair shall also work with the Good Neighbor Program Chair to document the activities of the Good Neighbor Program by taking photographs and producing documentation of the Good Neighbor Program activities.
    4. Clean Team Chair. The Clean Team Chair shall report directly to the Good Neighbor Program Chair and shall coordinate community service efforts through the Good Neighbor Program Clean Team and shall regularly meet with the Good Neighbor Program Chair to coordinate all logistical aspects of clean-ups. The chair shall also promote clean-ups to fellow students and shall work directly with the Canvassing Chair and Spirit and Promotions Vice-Chair to promote to community members.

SECTION 8 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

This Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the A.S. Judicial Affairs Council (ASJAC), and the approval of the A.S. Board of Directors (ASBOD) as specified in Section 73 of the A.S. Bylaws. The Board prior to consideration shall review all proposed amendments or revisions by the ASJAC.

(Revised 12/2/13, 12/07/15)

Section 1 – Name

1.01

The name of this commission shall be the Community Service Commission.

Section 2 – Purpose

2.01

The purpose of this Commission will be to organize and facilitate student volunteer community service on behalf of the Associated Students that all SDSU students, faculty and staff can participate in. The Commission will facilitate the planning, production and marketing of selected events each year.

Section 3 – Membership

3.01

Duties of Members

  1. The duty of each voting member will be to participate in at least one of the two community service projects selected by the Commission each semester. 
  2. If the projects have unequal amounts of student participants, the Commissioner may re-assign a member to a different project.
3.02

The Board shall consist of the following voting members:

  1. A. Unlimited student at-large members.
  2. The Community Service Student at-large Commissioner, elected by the Community Service Commission.
  3. The Community Service Commission Representative, elected by the student body.
  4. The A.S. President or designee
  5. The A.S. Executive Vice President or designee
  6. The A.S. Vice President of External Relations or designee
  7. The A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee
  8. The A.S. Vice President of University Affairs or designee
  9. A designee from the A.S. Marketing and Communications Board
  10. A designee from each of the Greek Councils:
    1. Inter-fraternity Council
    2. Panhellenic Council
    3. United Sorority and Fraternity Council
  11. A designee from the Residence Hall Association
  12. A designee from the ASCLC Student Diversity Commission
3.03

The Board shall consist of the following non-voting members:

  1. AS Executive Director or designee
  2. Student Life and Leadership Community Service staff member
  3. Vice President of Student Affairs or designee
  4. Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs or designee

Section 4 – Officers

4.01

Community Service Commissioner - The Community Service Commissioner shall serve as the Chair, and work closely with the AS Executive Vice President

4.02

Community Service Representative - The Community Service Representative shall serve as a liaison between students and the Commission and shall fulfill the duties of the Commissioner when they are absent.

4.03

Volunteer Coordinator of Community Service - The Commission shall elect a Volunteer Coordinator of Community Service who will facilitate volunteer efforts for the Commission’s events.

4.04

Secretary - The Secretary shall be elected by the Commission and be responsible for preparing the minutes of each meeting of the Commission.

Section 5 – Meetings

5.01

Quorum

  1. A quorum shall consist of 50% plus one of the filled appointed voting seats.
5.02

Absences

  1. Any member of the Commission who misses two consecutive meetings, without being excused by the Commissioner shall be removed from the Commission. This vacancy shall be filled in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Student Leadership Appointments Code.
  2. Absences may be excused by the Commissioner, subject to review by the AS Judicial Affairs Council.
5.03

Minutes

  1. The Secretary shall submit a copy of all Board minutes to the Executive Director’s Office for safekeeping as stipulated in Section 73 of the AS Bylaws. 
  2. The Secretary will also keep a record of which projects board members will be participating in.
5.04

Frequency

  1. The Board shall hold regular meetings and shall announce the times and place of meetings at the beginning of each semester

Section 6 – Jurisdiction

6.01

The Commission shall select two large scale projects each semester from a list of events compiled by the Community Service Commissioner. The projects shall serve different community needs from each other each semester and year.

Section 7 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

This Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the A.S. Judicial Affairs Council (ASJAC), and the approval of the A.S. Board of Directors (ASBOD) as specified in Section 73 of the A.S. Bylaws. The Board prior to consideration shall review all proposed amendments or revisions by the ASJAC.

(Revised 4/28/14, 12/1/14)

Section 1 – Purpose

The Student Diversity Commission (SDC) is the official Commission of the Associated Students of San Diego State University to advance and monitor the further development of programs and policies regarding the maintenance and enhancement of the underrepresented communities on campus within Associated Students and San Diego State University. It is the purpose of this Commission to advise the AS Campus Life Council and AS University Council on all related policy matters within their respective jurisdictions and to undertake progressive efforts to promote cultural understanding through education, communication, and action within Associated Students; to ensure that operations of the Associated Students and other pertinent policy-making entities involving diversity are monitored by SDC members; and to ensure that all action taken by the Associated Students reflects the diverse needs of the underrepresented communities on campus.

Section 2 – Membership

2.01

The Student Diversity Commission shall be composed of the following voting members:

  1. One representative from each officially recognized cultural student organization to include the following organizations:
    1. Afrikan Student Union
    2. Andres Bonifacio Samahan 
    3. Asian Pacific Student Alliance 
    4. Association for Chicana Activists 
    5. Arab Student Association 
    6. Jewish Student Union
    7. Kurdish American Student Association 
    8. Lebanese Social Club
    9. Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicana/o de Aztlán
    10. Muslim Student Association
    11. Nikkei Student Association
    12. Pacific Island Student Association
    13. Queer Student Union
    14. Student Ability Network
    15. Student African American Sisterhood
    16. Student Veteran Association
    17. Students for Justice in Palestine
    18. Students Supporting Israel
    19. Vietnamese Student Association
    20. Womyn’s Outreach Association
  2. The following criteria shall be used by the Student Diversity Commission in evaluating applications from recognized student organizations for a seat on the Student Diversity Commission and for evaluating the continuation of seats on the Student Diversity Commission for those student organizations that currently have them.
    1. Shall have open membership. Open Membership shall be defined as open to all interested parties in adherence to University, CSU System, Education Code and individual organizations’ national policies.
    2. Shall be current on all matters dealing with finances and/or debts owed to the Associated Students and/or any other legitimate entities.
    3. Not represented, or eligible to be represented under any other "parent" or "governing" organization currently recognized by the University. Such organizations must seek application through the "parent" or "governing" organization. "Parent" or "governing" organizations must satisfy the criteria not relying on the activities of their sub-organizations.
    4. Shall not be an academic/major related organization (i.e. Pre-Law Society or American Marketing Association.) Such organizations shall not apply individually but may seek representation through their respective college council.
    5. Each voting member must not miss more than three SDC meetings. If the member does miss three SDC meetings, the SDC Chair will contact the organization to request a new member.
    6. Six students-at-large appointed by procedures established by the Student Leadership Appointments Code to serve for the duration of one academic year.
    7. The appointed Student Diversity Commissioner, who chairs the meetings.
    8. The elected Student Diversity Commission Representative shall also serve as the SDC Vice-chair.
    9. The Student Diversity Commission shall have the following voting members, whom the executive officers are responsible to designate by the second SDC meeting of the semester, or they shall not be able to hold a seat:
      1. AS President or designee.
      2. AS Executive Vice President or designee.
      3. AS Vice President of External Relations or designee.
      4. AS Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee.
      5. AS Vice President of University Affairs or designee.
2.02

The Student Diversity Commission may create additional ex-officio non-voting members with the approval of the AS Campus Life Council.

2.03

The SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs, or designee and the AS Executive Director, or designee, shall serve as non-voting members of the Student Diversity Commission.

2.04

The advisor or designee shall be present at every SDC meeting.

2.05

It is the Commission’s responsibility to make sure there is an advisor or designee appointed by the second SDC meeting of the year. If there is a designee appointed whom the SDC does not feel comfortable with, the Commission has the right to request a new one.

2.06

The Student Diversity Commission shall include non-voting seats for other cultural or diverse organizations, such as Greek Councils and academic cultural organizations. The organizations are responsible to designate a representative by the second SDC meeting of the semester, or they shall not be able to hold a seat.

Section 3 – Officers

3.01

Commission Chair – By the last regular meeting of the spring semester, the SDC shall select a student who shall serve as the Chair of the Student Diversity Commission and maintain regular communications with the AS Campus Life Council on any matters coming before the SDC. The Commission Chair shall also be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Chair all regular and special meetings of the SDC, creating a safe meeting space where all Commission members feel comfortable voicing their comments and concerns.
  2. Conduct a Commission orientation at the beginning of each year to educate members on policies, procedures, and structure of the SDC. When any new organization is given a seat, they shall also receive an orientation.
  3. Ensure that the correct use of Parliamentary Procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order is maintained within all meetings of the SDC.
  4. Archive and have all meeting minutes, bylaws, and recent actions of the Commission readily available for reference in and outside of meetings.
  5. Propose an SDC budget for the year, as approved by the Commission and forwarded to the ASBOD Financial Affairs Committee for review and approval.
  6. Request, maintain, and regularly refer to the goals of each SDC organization in the areas of event programing, external relations, marketing communication, and legislation regarding diversity.
  7. Be aware of and participate in as many cultural or underrepresented organization events as possible.
  8. Take all applications for voting seats of organizations with less than two years on campus recognition, and facilitate presentations and discussion for new appointments.
3.02

Student Diversity Commission Representative shall be elected by the student body, and shall serve as a representative of the Student Diversity Commission on the AS Campus Life Council and shall maintain regular communications with the AS Executive Vice President on any matters coming before the SDC and shall have the following additional duties:

  1. Chair the SDC meetings in the absence of the Chair
  2. Record attendance at each meeting by roll call.
  3. Record the minutes of each meeting and distribute them to all board members prior to the next meeting.
  4. Submit all records to the Commission Chair for archiving, including, but not limited to: minutes, agendas, resolutions, attendance, and other documents produced by the majority of the SDC.
  5. Maintain regular correspondence with the Event Programming, External Relations, Marketing Communication, and Legislative Committee Chairs in order to facilitate communication and collaboration with the Office of Diversity, the Intercultural Relations/Cross-Cultural Center, and other campus departments.
  6. Act as a direct link to the AS Executive-Vice President and the AS Campus Life Council on all matters related to the SDC, including, but not limited to: issues regarding Associated Students or the University, initiatives that require wide-range support or awareness, and other matters directly related to the advancement of diversity, equity, and social justice.
3.03

Event Programming Committee Chair - Shall meet regularly with the Event Programming Committee and shall also have the following duties:

  1. Work with the Event Programming Committee to plan and coordinate race, culture, religion, gender and other relevant presentations for the SDC and, if possible, the AS Campus Life Council and AS University Council. These presentations shall be well-informed and engaging, and shall also consist of a cultural understanding discussion afterwards.
  2. Enact all projects as deemed necessary by the SDC Chair and the Event Programming Committee, including but not limited to Culture Week and Pledge Diversity tabling and events.
3.04

External Relations Committee Chair - Shall meet regularly with the External Relations Committee and Center the for InterCultural Relations (CIR), and shall also have the following duties:

  1. Collaborate with the CIR or other campus departments to help plan and coordinate events that educate the student body on the various cultures and backgrounds of underrepresented campus communities. This includes, but is not limited to: the annual Diversity Conference, Certificate in Cultural Competency program seminars, and other relevant campus events.
3.05

Marketing Communication Committee Chair - Shall meet regularly with the Marketing Communication Committee, and shall also have the following duties:

  1. Work with the Student Diversity Commissioner and Student Leadership Appointment process to ensure the purpose of the SDC is communicated and effectively represented through students appointed to all University boards and committees that relate to the purpose of the SDC.
  2. Responsible for holding student designees accountable to attendance at each meeting, and shall provide regular reports of relevant actions to the SDC.
  3. Work with the Marketing Communication Committee and SDC members to effectively recruit the involvement of new underrepresented organizations in the SDC, and maintain consistent involvement and representation of member organizations.
  4. Maintain a calendar of all cultural organizations’ meeting times and events.
  5. Regularly communicate with the ASBOD Marketing and Communications Committee to provide information on relevant SDC events, activities, and actions.
  6. Take all necessary steps to promote campus involvement in all SDC events and activities (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.), and to assist the SDC organizations in promotions as well.
3.06

Legislative Committee Chair - Shall meet regularly with the Legislative Committee, shall be responsible for informing the SDC on campus, local, and statewide issues that relate to the purpose and goals of the SDC, and shall also have the following duties:

  1. Consult with the AS Vice President for External Relations and the Legislative Research Associate as needed to locate the necessary sources of information on all campus, local, and statewide policy matters that relate to the mission and goals of the SDC.
  2. Provide regular reports to the SDC on all pertinent policy actions, issues, and debates, and make recommendations to the Commission on the best course of action to address them.
  3. Each item the SDC chooses to address shall then be brought to the Legislative Committee to finalize and implement a plan of action.
  4. Responsible for coordinating and effectively carrying out the will of the SDC in taking action on any given issue, including but not limited to writing resolutions with the Legislative Committee to be reviewed by the Commission, writing letters to be approved and signed by the SDC Chair, planning events to demonstrate the views of the SDC, etc.
  5. Act as a mediator of conflicts between organizations, and foster a Commission environment of collaborative and unified action.
  6. Be aware of and regularly participate in workshops, conferences, events, and actions within the community, and report back to the SDC on any and all findings.
  7. Review the SDC Charter with the Legislative Committee at the end of each semester and make recommendations to the Commission on any proposed changes. All changes to the Charter must be reviewed and approved by the SDC before the charter amendment deadline (one per semester), and forwarded to the AS Judicial Affairs Council and final review by the AS Board of Directors.

Section 4 – Meetings

4.01

A quorum shall consist of fifty percent, plus one of the filled appointed voting seats.

4.02

The SDC shall hold weekly meetings and shall announce the times and places of those meetings at the beginning of each semester.

4.03

Special meetings may be called, as they are appropriate to the needs of the Student Diversity Commission.

Section 5 – Procedures

5.01

The Student Diversity Council Student at-large Commissioner shall submit a copy of all SDC minutes to the Executive Director’s Office for safekeeping as stipulated in Section 73 of the AS Bylaws.

5.02

In the spring of each academic year, requests for AS funds shall be submitted by the SDC to support its work, in accordance with procedures established by the ASBOD Financial Affairs Committee.

5.03

For elections of the new Student Diversity Commission Chair and Education, Communication, and Action Committee Chairs, nominations shall be taken by the current Commission Chair near the end of the spring semester, and elections must be held by the final meeting of the semester. All elections shall be held in accordance with the Gloria Romero Open Meeting Act, Robert’s Rules of Order and any other relevant AS policies. The Commission Chair shall help with transitioning the new Commission Chair to the position at the end of the academic year.

Section 6 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

6.01

The Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (⅔) vote of the AS Campus Life Council upon consultation with the Student Diversity Commission. In accordance with Section 74 of the AS Bylaws, all proposed amendments or revisions shall be reviewed by the AS Judicial Affairs Council prior to consideration by the AS Board of Directors.

(Revised 4/28/14, 12/07/15)

Section 1 – Mission Statement

1.01

The Student Support Commission shall be a center to address student support issues and concerns as it relates to campus life.. The Commission shall facilitate awareness of the support services offered by University departments and other campus resource areas that promote student, leadership and the co-curricular experience.

Section 2 – Purpose

2.01

The purpose of this Commission shall be to research the issues and concerns addressed by SDSU students through the appropriate channels of communication. . This Commission shall assist the A.S. Campus Life Council in formulating policies and positions, which can be advocated on behalf of SDSU students as it relates to the efficient operations of University departments. In collaboration with the Vice President’s office and professional staff within each department, the Commission provides a forum for student engagement that evaluates and enhances the level and quality of programs and services offered to SDSU students through the University.

Section 3 – Jurisdiction

3.01

The Commission shall have the authority to research various University related issues, which affect SDSU students in the context of their comprehensive experience while attending San Diego State University. The Commission shall also have the power to develop policy positions to be considered by the AS Campus Life Council, including formal preparation and review of resolutions and recommendations relevant to the issues, as appropriate. The Commission shall consider itself advisory to AS Campus Life Council while contributing to the quality of the student experience and defense of student rights by actively advising the University. The Commission shall maintain relations, collaborate, and assist in the flow of information with all advisory boards which may be established or exist with any University department.

Section 4 – Membership

4.01

The Board shall consist of the following voting members:

  1. One Student Support Commission at-large Representative elected by the student body, to serve for a period of one year. They shall have the responsibility of reporting the Commission’s actions to the AS Campus Life Council and interpreting the AS Campus Life Council’s goals and concerns to the Commission.
  2. Up to 14 students at-large needed to conduct the work of the Commission, to serve for a period of one academic year and appointed in accordance with the Student Leadership Appointments Code.
  3. The SDSU Children’s Center Board Chairperson or designee
  4. The Commuter Student Board Chairperson or designee
  5. The AS President or designee
  6. The Executive Vice President or designee
  7. The AS Vice President of External Relations or designee
  8. The AS Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee
  9. The AS Vice President of University Affairs or designee
4.02

The Commission may add voting members to reflect any newly established advisory groups correlating to any department within the University.

4.03

The Commission shall have the following non-voting members:

  1. The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee
  2. The AS Executive Director or designee
  3. Assistant Student Life Advisor from the Office of Student Life and Leadership

Section 5 – Absences

5.01

Any appointed member of the Commission who misses two of any ten consecutive meetings without being excused shall be dropped from the Commission. Any appointed member of the Commission who is late five minutes or more after the meeting has been called to order will be considered tardy. Two tardies constitute an unexcused absence.

5.02

Absences and tardies may be excused by the Commission’s Chairperson or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of approval of the Commission. Tardies and absences will only be excused in emergency situations.

Section 6 – Commission Officers and Committees

6.01

Commissioner-Chairperson

  1. The Commission shall elect a Commissioner from among its voting members, who shall serve as the Commission Chairperson.
  2. The Commission Chairperson shall have a direct reporting relationship to the A.S. Executive Vice President in their role as Chairperson of the A.S. Campus Life Council.
  3. The Commissioner of the Student Support Commission shall represent the Commission at such times as when the Commission is not meeting or does not have a committee set up to represent them. This shall include the interpretation of policy and procedure, with A.S. Presidential review, until such times as the Commission can meet to take appropriate action.
  4. The Commission Chairperson shall work with a designated Student Affairs Department each week to report back to the SSC what services may need assistance or promotion and or research done.
  5. The Commission Chairperson shall concern itself with student service offerings in departments and offices including, but not limited to:
    1. Career Services
    2. Financial Aid and Scholarships
    3. Inter-Cultural Affairs (including Cross-Cultural Center)
    4. EOP/Ethnic Affairs
    5. International Student Center
    6. New Student and Parent Programs
    7. Ombudsman
    8. Student Rights and Responsibilities
    9. Residential Education Office
    10. Student Life and Leadership
    11. Student Disability Services
    12. Student Testing, Assessment, and Research
    13. Counseling & Psychological Services
    14. Student Health Services
6.02

Vice-Chairperson

  1. The Student Support Commission at-large Representative elected by the student body shall serve as the Vice-Chairperson and shall serve as Chairperson in the absence of the Commissioner.
  2. The Vice-Chairperson shall oversee and assist the other Commission members and coordinate projects on behalf of the Commission.
  3. The Vice Chairperson must also be responsible for recruitment of qualified students for appointment to the various Student Affairs Committees as the need may arise.
  4. The Vice Chairperson shall also work with a designated Student Affairs Department each week to report back to the SSC what services may need assistance or promotion and or research done.
  5. The Vice Chairperson shall work with the Commission Chairperson to promote student service offerings in departments and offices listed above in Section 6.01
6.03

Secretary

  1. The Commission shall elect a member of the Commission as Secretary.
  2. The Secretary shall review attendance of Student Support Commission members.
  3. The Secretary shall also be responsible for the preparation of minutes and agendas.
6.04

The Commission may add additional officers, chairpersons and committees as it deems necessary, subject to A.S. Campus Life Council approval.

Section 7 – Meetings

7.01

A quorum shall consist of 50% plus one of the filled voting seats.

7.02

The Commission shall hold regular meetings with a one hour time span and shall announce the times and places of those meetings at the beginning of each semester.

7.03

Special meetings may be called, as they are appropriate to the needs of the Commission.

Section 8 – Procedures

8.01

The Commission Secretary shall submit a copy of all Board minutes to the Executive Director’s Office for safekeeping as stipulated in Section 73 of the AS Bylaws.

8.02

In the spring of each academic year, requests for A.S. funds shall be submitted by the Commission to support its work, in accordance with procedures established by the ASBOD Financial Affairs Committee.

Section 9 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

9.01

This Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Support Commission. All proposed amendments or revisions shall be reviewed by the A.S. Judicial Affairs Council prior to consideration and final approval by the A.S. Board of Directors.

(Revised 12/07/15)

Section 1 – Purpose

The purpose of this Board shall be to provide quality child care programs. The campus based program is designed to meet the needs of the maximum possible number of children whose parents are San Diego State University (SDSU) students, faculty, staff, and the larger SDSU community as space is available. The focus of the SDSU Children’s Center (hereafter noted as the Center) shall be to provide a developmental and educational program equally emphasizing each child’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth. Families will be admitted without regard to political beliefs, race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The Center shall be offered at minimal cost.

Section 2 – Membership

  1. Voting Members
    The Board shall consist of the following voting members:
    1. Ten parents, at least five of whom must be SDSU students whose children are enrolled in the Center. Each classroom will have 1 voting representative on the board for a total of 10 representatives. In addition, the Board Chair and the Chair Elect must be parents of children enrolled in the Center. Additional leadership roles, Vice Chair, Secretary and other Chairs appointed as needed, and will be selected from all voting members of the Board. Parents whose children are currently enrolled in the Center can apply to serve on the board by completing an A.S. Student Leadership Appointment Application. Those names will be subject to the approval of the A.S. Judicial Affairs Council.
    2. One A.S. Campus Life Council member or designee is to be appointed by the ASCLC.
    3. Two student-at-large members to be appointed by the seventh week of the fall semester by procedures established by the Student Leadership Appointment Code. They shall serve two consecutive semesters.
    4. One faculty member to be appointed by the University President, preferably from a related field such as Child Development or Psychology, to serve for a period of one year.
    5. Any vacancy of an unexpired term of an elected Children’s Center parent Board member shall be filled through a recommendation of appointment to the Board by a majority of members on the Board. This recommendation will be subject to approval by the AS Judicial Affairs Council. 
    6. Any representative to the Board may be recalled by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board subject to confirmation by the AS Judicial Affairs Council.
    7. The AS President or designee.
    8. The AS Executive Vice President or designee.
    9. The AS Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee.
    10. The AS Vice President of External Relations or designee.
    11. The AS Vice President of University Affairs or designee.
  2. Non-Voting Members
    The Board shall have the following non-voting members:
    1. All paid staff of the Center.
    2. The Vice President of Student Affairs or designee.
    3. The Children’s Center Director

Section 3 – Leadership and Meetings

  1. Officers
    1. The Vice Chair and the Board Secretary will be elected from the Children’s Center Board at an announced meeting no later than October 1. The elected officers will attend all regularly scheduled meetings. Any elected officer can assume duties of the Chair at any meeting in the absence of the Chair.
    2. The Chair Elect for the next academic year shall be elected from the Children’s Center board at an announced meeting which shall be held no later than April 1 if a willing member volunteers for the position. If no person volunteers, a new chair will be selected at the beginning of the next academic year. The Chair-elect will attend all regularly scheduled meetings until the end of the semester and will sit as the Board’s representative on the AS Student Support Commission. The Chair-elect will assume the duties of the Chair in the fall semester for a term of one year. The Chair must be a SDSU student parent whose child will be enrolled in the Center the following fall.
  2. Quorum
    A quorum shall consist of fifty percent (50%) plus one of the filled appointed voting seats.
  3. Absence
    1. Any appointed member of the Board who misses two of any ten consecutive meetings without being excused, shall be dropped from the Board. The vacancy shall be filled, according to the type of member, by the most appropriate body. 
    2. Members are encouraged to email the Children’s Center Director and/or the board chair if they cannot make a meeting. 
  4. Minutes
    1. The Board will submit a copy of all Board minutes to the AS Executive Director’s Office as stipulated in Section 73 of the AS Bylaws.
    2. The Board shall distribute a copy of all minutes to the members of the Board and shall post a copy of all minutes in a visible location within the Center.
  5. Frequency
    1. The Board shall meet two times a month during the academic year with informal summer planning meetings scheduled as needed.
    2. Special Board meetings shall convene at the request of 10% of the parents (one vote per family) whose children are enrolled in the Center.
    3. The times and the places of all meetings shall be posted in a visible location within the Center.
  6. Duration
    This Charter shall have a term of one year, throughout which the AS Campus Life Council may review it. This Charter shall become effective immediately upon being approved by the AS Judicial Affairs Council, and the University President.

Section 4 – Jurisdiction

The Board shall have the authority to advise and consent regarding:

  1. Policies and operating procedures for the Center.
  2. General educational goals of the Center.
  3. Guidelines concerning parent involvement.
  4. Budget requests for the Center.
  5. Review expenditure of all funds under its jurisdiction.
  6. Be responsible to the AS Campus Life Council and the University for Research and/or experimental projects carried on at the Center.
  7. Review admission policies of children to the Center.

The Board shall:

  1. Ensure communication with parents involved with the Center.
  2. Participate in the hiring process of the Director of the Center and other paid full time staff of the Center, in accordance with Associated Students and University policies.
  3. Arbitrate or mediate and resolve otherwise irreconcilable disputes between families and the Center.

Section 5 – Procedures

  1. The Board shall establish working committees. The voting members of the Board will chair these committees. The Board shall be responsible for outlining the duties of the working committees.
  2. The Board shall be responsible for outlining the duties of the Board officers. Setting and maintaining principles of deliberation and decision making.
    1. All parent representative nominees shall be required to submit all paperwork required by AS for all Board Members.
  3. The Board shall hear appeals concerning all disputed decisions made with the Center. These may include but not limited to:
    1. Complaints concerning any child who is disruptive to the program.
    2. Complaints by parents and staff regarding others whose activities seem detrimental to the program.
  4. The Board shall ensure that a parent survey of the Center is prepared at the end of each academic year of operation to be submitted to the AS Student Support Commission.
  5. The Board shall maintain a professional code of confidentiality and privacy for staff, parents and children, and volunteers.
  6. The Board shall maintain a current information and operations manual for the Center.

Section 6 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

This Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the AS Judicial Affairs Council and the concurrence of the AS Board of Directors as specified in Section 74 of the AS Bylaws. All proposed amendments or revisions shall be reviewed by the Board prior to consideration by the AS Judicial Affairs Council.

(Revised 12/07/2015)

Section 1 – Purpose

1.01

The purpose of this Board shall be to ensure that resources and programming are made readily available and accessible to all students and in particular to represent the needs and wants of commuter students at San Diego State University. The Board will seek to voice the opinions and concerns, to provide a sense of unity, and to foster change on campus for all commuter students at San Diego State University.

Section 2 – Jurisdiction

2.01

The Board shall be the active voice at the AS Campus Life Council (ASCLC) of commuter students through the Student Support Commission, and to advise the student government of how their experience on campus can lead to increased success and engagement on campus. The Board shall propose policies and other initiatives on behalf of the interests of commuter students and ensure that the programs of Associated Students are accessible and convenient for all commuter students.

Section 3 – Officers and Membership

3.01

The Board shall have the following Officers:

  1. Commuter Student Board Chair
    1. The Chair shall be elected each spring from among the voting members of the Board.
    2. The Chair or their designee shall serve as a voting member of the Student Support Commission.
  2. Commuter Student Board Vice Chair
    1. The Vice Chair shall be elected from among the voting members of the Board, and shall act on behalf of the Chair in their absence.
    2. The Vice Chair shall be responsible for keeping the Board’s appointed seats filled in accordance with the provisions of the Student Leadership Appointments Code.
  3. Commuter Communications Officer 
    1. The Commuter Communications officer will ensure that the events of the board are being communicated to students and to outreach information of specific interest to commuter students regarding Associated Students programs and services and other relevant material. 
    2. The Commuter Communications Officer shall ensure the AS website contains specific information of interest to commuter students.
  4. Commuter Programming Officer 
    1. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Commuter Programing Officer to collaborate with the Aztec Student Union Program Board to propose, plan and execute events for commuter students at San Diego State University.
    2. It shall be the duty of the Commuter Programming Officer to ensure that events targeted toward commuter students are convenient to those students and that promote the engagement of commuter students to get them involved.
  5. Commuter Resource Commissioner 
    1. The duty of the Resource Commissioner will be to provide helpful information about campus and local area resources to commuter students in response to their needs and interests.
    2. The information about resources should be made readily available online, in pamphlet and/or paper form.
3.02

The Board shall have the following voting members:

  1. Four (4) student at-large commuters that represent the interests of students commuting from the North, East, West, and South portions of San Diego County.
  2. One (1) representative appointed from each of the listed recognized commuter student learning communities:
    1. Casa Azteca
    2. Aztec Freshmen Connection
    3. Compact Scholars Program
  3. One(1) representative from a recognized student organization, as long as the criteria outlined in Section 3.02D is met in full
  4. The following criteria shall be used by the Commuter Student Board in evaluating applications from recognized student organizations for a seat on the board and for evaluating the continuation of those seats.
    1. Minimum of one (1) year of continuous on-campus recognition through the University.
    2. Shall have open membership. Open membership shall be defined as open to all interested parties in adherence to University, CSU System, Education Code and individual organizations’ national policies.
    3. In completing the membership application, the petitioning organization must provide compelling reasons why its perspective is needed in order to fulfill the goals of the Commuter Student Board as stated in the Commuter Student Board purpose, and enhance the program and services that AS provides.
  5. Unlimited Students-at-large appointed to serve on the board.
  6. The A.S. President or designee.
  7. The A.S. Executive Vice President or designee.
  8. The A.S. Vice President of External Relations or designee.
  9. The A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee.
  10. The A.S. Vice President of University Affairs or designee.
3.03

The Board shall have the following non-voting members:

  1. The Director of the Office of Student Life & Leadership or designee.
  2. The AS Executive Director or designee.

Section 4 – Meetings

4.01

Absences

  1. Any appointed member of the Board who misses two of any ten consecutive meetings without being excused shall be dropped from the Board.
  2. A. Any appointed member of the Board who is late ten minutes or more after the meeting has been called to order will be considered tardy. Two tardies constitute an unexcused absence.
  3. Absences and tardies may be excused by the Board’s Chair or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of approval of the Board.
  4. Tardies and absences will only be excused in emergency situations.
4.02

Quorum and Special Meetings

  1. A quorum shall consist of 50% plus one of the filled appointed voting seats. The Board shall hold regular meetings with a one hour time span and shall announce the times and places of those meetings at the beginning of each semester.
  2. Special meetings may be called, as they are appropriate to the needs of the Board.

Section 5 – Procedures

5.01

The Board Secretary shall submit a copy of all Board minutes to the Executive Director’s Office for safekeeping as stipulated in Section 73 of the AS Bylaws.

5.02

In the spring of each academic year, requests for AS funds shall be submitted by the Board to support its work, in accordance with procedures established by the ASBOD Financial Affairs Committee.

Section 6 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

6.01

This Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Support Board in consultation with the Commuter Student Board. All proposed amendments or revisions shall be reviewed by the AS Judicial Affairs Council prior to consideration and final approval by the AS Board of Directors.

(Revised 4/28/14, 4/27/15)

Section 1 – Purpose

1.01

The purpose of this Commission shall be to advise the AS Campus Life Council (ASCLC) regarding AS sustainability initiatives, programs and services designed to promote broad awareness of sustainability issues to SDSU students.

1.02

Specifically, the Board will:

  1. Review and make recommendations regarding policies, programs and procedures to encourage and promote the AS’ sustainability goals.
  2. Assist in communicating the AS’ sustainability goals, initiatives, programs and services within the AS organization, to SDSU clubs and student organizations and to the campus community.
  3. Identify and its best efforts to address student sustainability interests, concerns and ideas by tracking trends, and by collaborating with "green" student organizations and other campus departments and groups engaged in promoting sustainable issues on the SDSU campus.
  4. The ASCLC Sustainability/Green Love Commission not only recommends sustainable projects and programs to the ASCLC but also implements them on a day to day basis through such programs as the sustainable educational awareness campaign program, Green Lunch Bag Series program, Zimride program, Zipcar and Car2Go programs, and collaborates with contractors and experts to implement various AS sustainable facility upgrades.

Section 2 – Membership

2.01

Voting

  1. The Sustainability/Green Love Student at-large Commissioner appointed by the Sustainability/Green Love Commission.
  2. The Sustainability/Green Love Representative elected by the student body.
  3. Five student members from recognized student organizations engaged in promoting sustainable awareness and programs including but not limited to the Enviro-Business Society, Sustainability Campus Interns and Greeks Gone Green, appointed in accordance with the procedures established in the Student Leadership Appointments Code to serve for a period of one academic year.
  4. Fifteen student-at-large members to be appointed by the seventh week of the Fall semester by procedures established by the Student Leadership Appointments Code to serve for the duration of one academic year and who shall serve as committee Ex-Adviser officers or program liaisons within the Sustainability/Green Love Commission as directed by the Sustainability/Green Love Commissioner.
  5. The AS President or designee.
  6. The AS Executive Vice President or designee.
  7. The AS Vice President of External Relations or designee.
  8. The AS Vice President of Financial Affairs or designee.
  9. The AS Vice President of University Affairs or designee.
2.02

Non-Voting

  1. The AS Executive Director or designee shall serve as the advisor to the Commission.
  2. The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.
  3. The Commission may add other non-voting members, as it deems necessary, subject to approval of the AS Campus Life Council.

Section 3 – Meetings

3.01

Officers

  1. Commissioner – the Sustainability/Green Love Commissioner shall be appointed by the Commission from among the voting members and serve as Chairperson of the Commission as well as a voting member of the AS Campus Life Commission for a term of one year. The Commissioner shall maintain the responsibility of keeping the members informed of Commission meetings and activities and for notifying the AS Chief Justice of any Commission vacancies. The Commission may appoint other officers from among its members or form working committees as the need arises.
  2. Representative (Vice Chair)- the Sustainability/Green Love Commission Representative shall be elected by the student body and serve as Vice Chairperson of the commission, as well as serve as the A.S. representative to the University Senate’s Committee on Sustainability, for the duration of one academic year.
  3. Secretary- the Sustainability/Green Love Commission Secretary shall be appointed by the commissioner and the representative and shall record minutes of each meeting and submit a copy of all commission minutes to the A.S. Council Secretary, as stipulated in the A.S. bylaws.
  4. Green Lunch Bag Speaker Series Lead- the Sustainability/Green Love Green Lunch Bag Series Lead shall be appointed by the commissioner and the representative. The lead shall coordinate speakers for the Green Lunch Bag Series once a month and shall brainstorm and implement ideas o expand the series to effectively educate a broader group of students, faculty and staff about sustainability.
  5. California Student Sustainability Coalition Representatives- the Sustainability/Green Love Commission California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Representatives shall be appointed by the commissioner and the representative to serve as the SDSU CSSC. The representatives shall attend the CSSC winter and summer leadership retreats, also known as the Statewide Student Sustainability Convergences, and represent the commission, Associated Students and San Diego State University.
  6. Aztec Student Union Board Representative- the Sustainability/Green Love Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB) Representative shall be appointed by the commissioner and representative and shall attend weekly ASUB meetings and report back to the commission.
  7. Marketing Lead- the Sustainability/Green Love Commission Marketing Lead shall be appointed by the commissioner and representative to create a comprehensive marketing plan for each necessary project.
3.02

Quorum

A quorum shall consist of fifty percent plus one of the filled, voting seats.

3.03

Absences

  1. Any appointed member of the Commission who misses two of any ten consecutive meetings without being excused shall be dropped from the Commission.
  2. Any appointed member of the Commission who is late by fifteen minutes or more after the meeting has been called to order will be considered tardy. 
  3. Two tardies constitute an unexcused absence.
3.04

Minutes

The Commission shall designate a secretary to record minutes of each meeting and shall submit a copy of all Commission minutes to the AS Government Affairs Office for safekeeping as stipulated in Section 73 of the AS Bylaws.

3.05

Frequency

The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once a week, and shall notify the A.S. Government Affairs Office of times and places of those meetings at the beginning of each semester.

Section 4 – Jurisdiction

4.01

The Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity and may propose, plan, and jointly facilitate programs, which promote the purpose of the Commission and the goals of the AS Campus Life Council.

4.02

The Commission shall advise the AS Campus Life Council on the expenditure of Sustainability/Green Love Commission funds and shall appoint committees and committee chairpersons to assume designated responsibilities as it may find a need to do so.

4.03

The Commission may review and make recommendations regarding any matter related to the sustainability or green issues. Event proposals shall be held to the standards detailed in the Green Event Guidelines.

Section 5 – Committees

5.01

The Commission shall create and execute committees as deemed necessary.

  1. Each Committee shall consist of a Chair or a Lead, which will ensure constant collaboration and communication between the commissioner and the representative.
  2. Committees shall be established to further carry out the Sustainability/Green Love goals, and include topics that would further increase the sustainability of the Associated Students and the University as a whole. 
  3. As necessary, Committees shall develop initiatives that affect student issues, propose sustainability policy agendas, strategic plans for issues, coordinate plans for engaging affected students, and recommendations for AS Campus Life Council or University Senate. The Commissioner of the Sustainability/Green Love Commission shall ensure all Committees are successful by providing resources and representation as necessary such as presentations from respective departments and University administrators, faculty, and staff and representation on respective University Senate Committees or the University Senate. 
  4. Committee Chairs shall act on behalf of the subcommittee and report back to the Sustainability/Green Love Commission to make the final decision on furthering recommendations.
5.02

Bicycle Advisory Committee

  1. Jurisdiction
    1. Shall advocate for the student body regarding concerns, questions, and updates regarding bicycles issues affecting the students, their interests and concerns.
    2. Shall be involved in developing relevant policy and planning documents, setting priorities, reviewing annual bicycle program work plans, and reviewing major public and private projects relating to their effect on the SDSU bicyclist community.
    3. Shall evaluate and support bicycle infrastructure, programs, and communications to improve the effectiveness and transparency of Green Love and AS bicycle initiatives.
    4. Shall continuously improve the bicycle friendliness of the UniversityShall ensure that safety is a priority during decision making for all bicyclists, pedestrians, and users of the transportation lanes.
  2. Membership
    The Bicycle Advisory Committee shall have the following voting members:
    1. The Chair of the Bicycle Advisory Committee shall be voted upon by the Sustainability/Green Love Commission.
    2. Sustainability/Green Love Commission members and students-at-large.
    The Committee shall have the following non-voting members:
    1. Aztec Recreation Director or designee
    2. SDSU Police Department designee
    3. Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction or designee
5.03

Green Lunch Bag Series Committee

 

  1. Jurisdiction
    1. Shall choose topics on relevant and current sustainable issues and accordingly choose credible speakers to present. The Green Lunch Bag Series will take place once a month and therefore topic/speaker deadlines will be at the 1st of the foregoing month, for example (GLBS on Sep. 9, topics/speakers would be due by Aug. 1).
    2. Shall coordinate with the marketing committee to successfully promote and outreach to the student body, faculty, staff, and community. This may be accomplished through social media, printed out forms of promotion, etc.
  2. Membership The Green Lunch Bag Series Committee shall have the following voting members:
    1. The Chair of the committee shall be appointed by the Commissioner and Representative
    2. Sustainability/Green Love Commission members and student-at-large

 

5.04

The Marketing Committee

  1. Jurisdiction
    1. Shall coordinate with the unified AS social media and MarComm to meet acceptable deadlines.
    2. Shall thoroughly promote and represent the initiatives and events of the Commission.
    3. Shall vote on promotional item giveaways
  2. Membership The Marketing Committee shall have the following voting members:
    1. The Chair of the committee, appointed by the Commissioner and Representative
    2. Sustainability/Green Love Commission members and student-at-large
5.05

The Residence Halls Committee

  1. Jurisdiction
    1. Shall coordinate with the Residence Hall Association and their Sustainability Representative to ensure that they are meeting the sustainable needs of the residence.
    2. Shall organize the residence move-in and move-out days in order to regulate proper disposal of waste.
  2. Membership The Residence Halls shall have the following voting members:
    1. The Chair of the committee, appointed by the Commissioner and Representative
    2. Sustainability/Green Love Commission members and student-at-large
5.06

The Greeks Gone Green Committee

  1. Jurisdiction
    1. Shall coordinate with Greek Life Representative in Student Life and Leadership to organize Sustainability Campaigns among the Greek houses and organizations.
  2. Membership The Greeks Gone Green Committee shall have the following voting members:
    1. The Chair of the committee, appointed by the Commissioner and Representative
    2. Sustainability/Green Love Commission members and student-at-large
5.07

The College Area Community Garden Committee

  1. Jurisdiction
    1. Shall coordinate set watering times for the Green Love plot
    2. Shall work with Garden President to organize volunteer and work party events.
  2. Membership The College Area Community Garden Committee shall have the following voting members:
    1. The Chair of the committee, appointed by the Commissioner and Representative.
    2. Sustainability/Green Love Commission members and student-at-large

Section 6 – Procedures

6.01

The operations of the Commission shall be continuous in nature so that, in addition to its programs of the current year, it shall develop a program within the budgets approved for the following year.

Section 7 – Charter Amendments and Revisions

7.01

The Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (⅔) vote of the AS Campus Life Council in consultation with the Commission. All proposed amendments or revisions shall be reviewed by the AS Judicial Affairs Council prior to consideration by the AS Board of Directors.

(Added 12/2/13, Revised 12/1/14)

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this Commission shall be to recommend, establish and/or enforce policy for the recreational activities and programs of the Associated Students of San Diego State University, hereinafter noted as the "A.S." The Commission shall recommend, coordinate and/or implement recreational and wellness based activities to include but not be limited to: Aztec Recreation programs in intramural sports, recreation classes, sport clubs, informal recreation, group fitness classes aquatics, personal training, special events, ropes course, Aztec Adventures outings, tournaments, bowling, billiards, table tennis, collaborative wellness programming, and Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (ENS) department classes offered by Aztec Recreation. Also included are Mission Bay Aquatic Center programs in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (ENS) classes and non-credit recreational activities in water skiing, scuba diving, sailing, wind surfing, surfing, rowing, kayaking and keel boat sailing; stand up paddling, equipment rental; and aquatic-related youth camps.

The Commission shall recommend, coordinate and/or implement recreational and wellness based programs in the Peterson Gym-Racquetball Courts, Aztec Lanes (Aztec Student Union), the Aztec Recreation Center, Aztec Aquaplex, ARC Express (Aztec Student Union) and other spaces made available by the University for Recreation Activities.

Members of the Commission will be able to:

  • Identify the dimensions of Wellness
  • Identify resources available on the SDSU campus that support the development of the respective dimensions.
  • Explain how Recreation programs contribute to student success and overall well being

II. MEMBERSHIP

  1. Voting
    The Commission shall consist of the following voting members:
    1. The Commissioner and Commission Representative
    2. One AS Campus Life Council member to be appointed each fall by the AS Campus Life Council to serve for a period of one year. He or she will be responsible for reporting the Commission’s actions to the AS Campus Life Council and interpreting the AS Campus Life Council’s wishes to the Commission.
    3. Twenty (20) student-at-large members to be appointed anytime during the fall semester by procedures established by the Standing Committee Code to serve for a period of one year.
    4. One Sport Club Council representative. He or she will be responsible for reporting the Sport Club’s actions to the Commission and interpreting the Commission’s wishes back to Sport Club Council.
  2. Ex-Officio, Voting
    The Commission shall have the following ex-officio, voting members as stipulated in the A.S. Bylaws.
    1. The A.S. President or designee.
    2. The A.S. Executive Vice President or designee.
    3. The A.S. Vice President of External Relations or designee.
    4. The A.S. Vice President of Finance or designee.
    5. The A.S. Vice President of University Affairs or designee.
  3. Ex-Officio, Non-Voting
    The Commission shall have the following ex-officio, non-voting members:
    1. The SDSU Vice President of Students Affairs or designee.
    2. The A.S. Executive Director or designee.
    All ex-officio positions shall submit an ordered list of designees to the Commission by October
    1. Unless a list is submitted by that date, no designee shall be seated.
  4. D. Non-Voting
    The Commission shall have the following alternate, non-voting members:
    A first and second student-at-large member to be appointed by procedures established by the Standing Committee Code to serve for a period of one semester. Such alternates will attain voting status, in the order of their appointment, in case of an absence of any student-at-large voting member.
    The Commission may appoint other non-voting members, as it deems necessary, subject to the approval of the AS Campus Life Council.

III. MEETINGS

  1. Commissioner
    The Commissioner shall be student-voting member who shall be elected by the Commission subsequent to the spring general elections or as a vacancy occurs. He or she will serve a term of one year and may be re-elected for a second term. The Commissioner shall notify the A.S. Executive Vice President of any vacancies.
  2. Commission Representative
    The Commission Representative shall be a student-voting member who shall be elected by the student body in the spring general elections. The Commission Representative shall perform the duties of the Commissioner, as circumstances may require, during the absence of the Commissioner. The Commission Representative shall perform other duties as requested by the Commissioner.
  3. AS Campus Life Council designee
    The AS Campus Life Council shall appoint the AS Campus Life Council designee to the Commission. In the event of an absence by the Commissioner and Commission Representative, the AS Campus Life Council designee shall serve as the Commissioner.
  4. Quorum
    A quorum shall consist of more than half of the filled, appointed voting seats. The Commission shall hold regular meetings and shall announce the times and places of those meetings at the beginning of each semester.
  5. Absences
    Any appointed member of the Commission who misses two of any ten consecutive meetings without being excused shall be dropped from the Commission. The Commissioner, subject to the review of the Commission, may excuse absences.
  6. Minutes
    The Commission shall submit a copy of all Commission minutes to the Executive Director’s Office as stipulated in the A.S. Bylaws.
    The Commission shall distribute a copy of all Commission minutes to all members of the Commission and to the Associated Students offices.
  7. Frequency
    The Commission shall hold regular meetings and shall announce the times and places of those meetings at the beginning of each semester.
  8. Committees
    The Commission shall have the following standing committee: Sport Club Council

IV. JURISDICTION

The Commission shall have the authority to:

  1. Organize, implement and supervise all of its activities with the approval of the AS Campus Life Council.
  2. Propose, plan, evaluate and coordinate those activities and facilities within the scope of its authority.
  3. Review and approve annual budgets and schedule of fees for operation of Aztec Recreation and Mission Bay Aquatic Center activities subject to the approval of the Finance Commission and the AS Campus Life Council.
  4. Establish and enforce policies for the operation of recreational activities and programs within the scope of its authority, including:
    1. Scope of operations.
    2. Allocation of space in accordance with approved priorities.
    3. Tournaments and special events.
    4. Parameters for related commercial activities.
    5. Standards of conduct for participants in recreational activities.
    6. Publicity and promotion of activities.
    7. Donations, sponsorships and gifts.
    8. Determining reservation priorities.
    9. Appointing one student member to serve as the Recreation Commission representative to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center Executive Committee (MBACEC) to be elected from the Commission membership and to serve for a period of two years.
  5. Recommend plans for the development, repair, replacement and capital improvement of recreation facilities.
  6. Participate in the selection of key MBAC and Aztec Recreation staff, in cooperation with the A.S. President or designee.
  7. Review and evaluate the Recreation Commission programs and provide feedback on the performance of key MBAC and Aztec Recreation staff.

V. PROCEDURES

The Commission shall delegate the responsibility for the daily operations of programs and facilities to the staff of the Associated Students.

The Commission shall give due consideration and attention to the recommendations of the staff on all matters related to its activities and to the periodic program status reports presented to the Commission.

The Commission shall supervise all budget accounts under its jurisdiction and shall authorize transfer of funds from one sub-account to another within the total of the original budget for Aztec Recreation, if that transfer is in keeping with the intent and scope of the original budget. Any transfer of budget revenues or expenditures shall be made in accordance with the A.S. Bylaws. The Commission shall delegate to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center Executive Committee (MBACEC) the authority to transfer funds from one sub-account to another within the total of the original budget for Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

VI. CHARTER AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS

This Charter may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the AS Campus Life Council as specified in the A.S. Bylaws. All proposed amendments or revisions shall be reviewed by the Commission prior to consideration by the AS Campus Life Council.

This Charter shall become effective immediately upon being signed by the A.S. President, subject to the approval of the AS Campus Life Council and the University President.