Apply to be an A.S. Boardmember

As an A.S. Board member, you could gain leadership skills, learn ways to effectively communicate, get involved, and stay informed as you help your fellow students.

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You educate the campus community on many of the issues students deal with every day. You advocate for students and student groups as you protect their rights and interests. You allocate student fee dollars that benefit students and stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community. 

Apply to represent and work for students in Spring 2020!

Become the Chief Financial Assistant for the Associated Students organization:
  • Administrative Vice President
    (2/4 of the annual stipend available depending on appointment date = $1,151‬ in two installments)

    Responsibilities of the Administrative Vice President at a glance...
    Shall chair the Board of Finance which in Spring 2020 will meet Thursdays 2-3pm.
    Shall be the chief fiscal advisor to the President and the A.S. Board.
    Shall assume the duties of the President during the President’s absence.
    Shall sit on the Executive Committee.
    Recommends appointments to committees and boards for the Association with the consent of the A.S. Board by a 2/3 vote.
    Serves as a voting member of the A.S. Board
    Provides financial reports to the A.S. Board on Board of Finance activity and notable expenses of the organization.
    Evaluates and approves trust expense requests of under $200.
    Evaluates and approves all expenditures of A.S. funds in accordance with the designated budget administrator(s) and the A.S. Executive Director.
Represent your college:
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences [CAHSS] Representative 
    (2/4 of the annual stipend available depending on appointment date = $959.50 in two installments)

    Responsibilities of a CAHSS Representative at a glance...
    Serves as a voting member of the A.S. Board
    Facilitates at least two College meetings, open to all students, faculty and the Dean of CAHSS
    Serve as a liaison to one A.S. Program
    Serve a representative on one A.S. Committee and one Senate/Campus Committee
    Develops connections to clubs related to CAHSS

The Board of Directors, as a body are empowered to or must...

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

Students must meet the following academic requirements to serve on the A.S. Board of Directors.

For Undergraduates:

  • Be a current HSU student enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for the current semester.
  • Have a cumulative and current semester 2.0 GPA
  • Successfully completed 12 semester units at HSU within the twelve months preceding this semester.
  • No more than 132 cumulative units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree.

For Post-Baccalaureate Students:

  • Maintain 3 units per semester
  • Cumulative and semester 2.0 GPA
  • No more than 50 semester units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater.

2 Positions Open for Application

Administrative Vice President

1 Representative for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Upcoming meetings

There are no scheduled meetings.

Stipends Awarded

Stipends are awarded twice per semester to current Board members based on a percentage of the estimated cost of resident undergraduate tuition and fees as published by the Humboldt State University Financial Aid Office

Amounts below are annual rates-

  • 95% of student fees for 2019-20 = $7,290

  • 30% of student fees for 2019-20 = $2,302
    Administrative Vice President, 
    Legislative Vice President,
    Student Affairs Vice President, 
    Environmental Sustainability Officer,
    Social Justice and Equity Officer, 
    External Affairs Representative,
    A.S. Presents Representative, 
    Public Relations Officer 

  • 25% of student fees for 2019-20 = $1,919
    College-specific representatives from each college, 
    At-Large representatives,
    Graduate student representative

Board members work between 7 and  20 hours depending on position. As a base, all members are scheduled for:

  • 3 hour Board meetings at least every other Friday,
  • varying committee meetings, and
  • hold 2 office hours a week