Role Descriptions

Executives

President

The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association elected by the Association membership.

  1. Serves as the official representative of the Association.
  2. May propose legislation to the A.S. Board.
  3. Chairs the Executive Committee.
  4. Makes appointments to committees and boards for the Association with the consent of the A.S. Board by a 2/3 vote.
  5. Serves as a member of the A.S. Board.
  6. Vote on actions or decisions taken by the A.S. Board.

Administrative Vice President

The Administrative Vice President shall be the chief financial assistant to the President.

  1. The Administrative Vice President shall chair the Board of Finance
  2. The Administrative Vice President shall be the chief fiscal advisor to the
  3. President and the A.S. Board.
  4. The Administrative Vice President shall assume the duties of the President during the President’s absence.
  5. The Administrative Vice President shall sit on the Executive Committee.
  6. Makes appointments to committees and boards for the Association with the consent of the A.S. Board by a 2/3 vote.
  7. Serves as a member of the A.S. Board
  8. Vote on actions or decisions taken by the A.S. Board.

Legislative Vice President

The Legislative Vice President shall be the chief legislative assistant to the President.

  1. The Legislative Vice President shall chair the A.S. Board and may vote on actions or decisions taken by the A.S. Board when such a vote will affect the outcome.
  2. The Legislative Vice President shall be responsible to receive information from Associated Students committee appointments.
  3. The Legislative Vice President shall be responsible for the maintenance of and adherence to the Associated Students Code.
  4. The Legislative Vice President shall sit on the Executive Committee.
  5. Makes appointments to committees and boards for the Association with the consent of the A.S. Board by a 2/3 vote.
  6. Serves as a member of the A.S. Board

Student Affairs Vice President

The Student Affairs Vice President shall be the chief advisor on student affairs to the President.

  1. The Student Affairs Vice President shall chair the Associated Students Student Affairs Advisory Committee.
  2. The Student Affairs Vice President shall sit on the University Center Board of Directors.
  3. The Student Affairs Vice President shall sit on the A.S. Executive Committee.
  4. Makes appointments to committees and boards for the Association with the consent of the A.S. Board by a 2/3 vote.

Social Justice & Equity Officer

The Social Justice & Equity Officer shall be the chief advisor on student affairs to the President.

  1. The Social Justice and Equity Officer shall sit on the Diversity and Inclusion Campus Advisory Board of Directors.
  2. The Social Justice and Equity Officer shall sit on the Diversity Program Funding Committee.
  3. The Social Justice and Equity Officer shall sit on the Services to Students with Disabilities Advisory Committee.
  4. The Social Justice and Equity Officer shall sit on the A.S. Executive Committee.
  5. Any future committee directly pertaining to diversity and/or inclusion.
  6. Serves as a member of the A.S. Board of Directors.
  7. Vote on actions or decisions taken by the A.S. Board of Directors.

Environmental Sustainability Officer

The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall be the chief advisor on student affairs to the President.

  1. The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall chair the Earth Week Planning Committee.
  2. The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall be the chief sustainability advisor to the President and the A.S. Board of Directors.
  3. The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall sit on the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund.
  4. The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall sit on the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.
  5. The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall sit on the Executive Committee.
  6. The Environmental Sustainability Officer shall sit on any committee rooted in environmental sustainability.
  7. Serves as a member of the A.S. Board of Directors.
  8. Vote on actions or decisions taken by the A.S. Board of Directors.

External Affairs Representative

The External Affairs Representative is a non-voting member of the A.S. Board of Directors but has the voting authority on behalf of the A.S. for all matters coming before the CSSA Board of Directors.

  1. Attend CSSA meetings on a monthly basis;
  2. Attend Associated Students Board of Directors fall, week-end orientation/retreat and spring retreat.
  3. Provide the A.S. Board of Directors with complete and timely information and reports regarding meetings, pending state and national legislation affecting higher education and issues involving the CSU system.
  4. Coordinate arrangements for any Board of Directors members that also wish to attend CSSA meetings as the budget may provide.
  5. Coordinate arrangements for Board of Directors members (and other interested students) that wish to attend the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) conference.
  6. Serve through the CSSA transitional meeting in June.
  7. Develop the CSSA budget request for the following year.
  8. Chair the Associated Students Lobby Corps.

Public Relations Officer

The Public Relations Officer is a non-voting member who coordinates and implements an effective public relations campaign to enhance student and community awareness of the A. S. Government elections.

  1. Serve as Elections Commissioner as per Elections Code Section 3.
  2. Report on activities and actions to the A.S. Board of Directors regarding A.S. elections efforts.
  3. Administer the Elections budget.
  4. Establish and maintain weekly office hours.
  5. Attend AS Board of Directors meetings, orientations, and retreats.
  6. Serve as an advisor to the A.S. Executive Committee.
  7. Serve through the A.S. transitional meeting in May.

Parliamentarian

The Parliamentarian is a non-voting, student advisor.

  1. Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Institutional Knowledge of the A.S. Board of Directors.
  2. Responsible for advising the Board Chair on Parliamentary Procedures when conducting meetings.
  3. Serves for two academic years.

Academic Representatives

Powers and Duties of the Associated Students Board of Directors:

  1. To formulate the Association's Rules, Regulations and Policies, as detailed in the Associated Students Code and other policy papers.
  2. Vote on actions or decisions taken by the Board of Directors.
  3. To make appropriations from the treasury of the Association.
  4. To approve standing rules of the Board of Directors and meeting calendar.
  5. To establish the amount of the Association's membership fee with theapproval of its membership voting on this issue in an election.
  6. To impeach any officer of the Association.
  7. To call special elections.
  8. To place legislative initiatives on the ballot by majority vote.
  9. To elect a Vice Chair from its membership.
  10. To maintain written records of the A.S. Board of Directors proceedings which shall be posted for the benefit of the members of the Association.
  11. To promote the use and development of programs funded by the Association.
  12. To approve the annual budget.
  13. To monitor and evaluate budgets of and services offered by the organizations funded by the Association.
  14. To approve Executive Officer appointments by a 2/3 vote.
  15. To create committees and ad-hoc committees, and to empower those committees to accomplish goals set by the Board of Directors.
  16. To ratify the results of the Associated Students Elections.

Graduate Student Representative

In addition to the Powers and Duties of the Associated Students Board of Directors, the Graduate Student Representative 

  1. Attends monthly Graduate Council Meetings,
  2. Keeps in contact with the Graduate Coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs
  3. Recruits graduate students to sit on campus and search committees.

At-large Representatives

These represenatives hae the powers and duties of the Associated Students Board of Directors.

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences [CAHSS] Representatives

In addition to the Powers and Duties of the Associated Students Board of Directors, College representatives

  1. Facilitate at lease one College meeting per semester, open to all students, faculty, and Dean within their respective Colleges
  2. Connect with the clubs, organizations and departments associated with CAHSS

College of Natural Resources & Sciences [CNRS] Representatives

In addition to the Powers and Duties of the Associated Students Board of Directors, College representatives

  1. Facilitate at lease one College meeting per semester, open to all students, faculty, and Dean within their respective Colleges
  2. Connect with the clubs, organizations and departments associated with CNRS

College of Professional Studies [CPS] Representatives

In addition to the Powers and Duties of the Associated Students Board of Directors, College representatives

  1. Facilitate at lease one College meeting per semester, open to all students, faculty, and Dean within their respective Colleges
  2. Connect with the clubs, organizations and departments associated with CPS