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External Affairs Representative

Qualifications
You're a student of HSU, that's not already an the A.S. Board of Director member

If you're an undergraduate, you need to 

  • maintain at least nine (9) semester units - for both Spring 2019 and Fall 2019

  • have a minimum HSU cumulative and semester GPA of 2.3

  • have successfully completed at least twelve (12) semester units at HSU since April 2018

You're allowed to earn a maximum of 132 cumulative semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater.

Students holding over the maximum number of cumulative units will not be eligible to run for a major student government office.

If you're a Post-baccalaureate, you need to

  • maintain six (6) semester units of credit per term
  • have a post-baccalaureate minimum HSU cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0
  • be enrolled and making satisfactory progress in a degree/credential program while running for office

Post-baccalaureate students are allowed to earn a maximum of 50 cumulative units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater. 

Students holding over the maximum number of cumulative units will not be eligible to run for a major student government office.

Responsibilities, Duties & Rights

Be an assistant to the A.S. President

Attend CSSA meetings on a monthly basis

Has the voting authority on behalf of the AS for all matters coming before the CSSA Board of Directors

Attend Associated Students Board of Directors meetings, every other Monday 3-6PM

Attend Associated Students Board of Directors fall, weekend orientation/retreat (September 6-8, 2019) and spring retreat (Jan/Feb 2020 dates to be determined)
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
Be as active as possible, keeping current on any issues of importance
Coordinate arrangements for any Board of Directors members that also wish to attend CSSA meetings as the budget may provide
Coordinate arrangements for Board of Directors members (and other interested students) that wish to attend the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) conference

Serve through the CSSA transitional meeting in June

Develop the CSSA budget request for the following year

Chair the Associated Students Lobby Corps

  • Coordinating the meetings of the Associated Students Lobby Corps
  • Arranging travel for the Associated Students Lobby Corps
  • Scheduling and organizing effective training for the Lobby Corps
  • Staying abreast on current issues and legislation effecting higher education in the CSU system and at Humboldt State University
Process of Appointment

The External Affairs Representative shall be nominated by the A.S. President and approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of Board
of Directors. 

The new A.S. President, at the Board of Directors transition meeting, may recommend appointment of the External Affairs Representative position for the new academic year. 

AS Administrative Code Section 4

 

Associated Students Lobby Corps

Mission

To lobby on behalf of the students at Humboldt State University, develop relationships with elected officials that represent HSU students and increase participation in elections through Voter Registration and Education initiatives

Composition

Chaired by the External Affairs Representative and shall have six students appointed by the A.S. Board of Directors

The Lobby Corps will be responsible for coordinating voter registration drives and may also coordinate voter education opportunities that present issues and candidates to the student body. Two appointed members of the Lobby Corps will work closely with the Chair to develop and organize voter registration and education.

Responsibilities

To lobby on behalf of students at HSU on priority legislation identified by the California State Student Association Board and/or on issues identified by the External Affairs Representative in consultation with the A.S. President. The Lobby Corps may provide input or recommend a position on state and federal issues for the A.S. Board of Directors to consider. Two appointed members of the Lobby Corps will work closely with the Chair to develop and organize annual lobbying efforts on behalf of the Associated Students.

To maintain relationships with elected officials outside of the University that represent HSU students. The Lobby Corps may provide input or recommend a position on local issues for the A.S. Board of Directors to consider. Two appointed members of the Lobby Corps will work closely with the Chair to monitor local issues that affect students and develop relationships with local governmental bodies.