Join the Board

SPRING INTO ACTION - Apply to be appointed to the 2021-22 Associated Students Government by submitting the A.S. Board Application!

The following positions are open for application. Which one is yours?

  • Executive Officers

    • Social Justice and Equity Officer (1 position available)
  • Representatives

    • College of Natural Resources and Sciences Representatives (2 positions available)
    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Representatives (1 position available)
    • College of Professional Studies Representatives (2 positions available)
    • Graduate Representative (1 position available)
    • At-Large Representatives (1 positions available)
  • Executive Advisors

    • Public Relations Officer
    • Parlimentarian

Overview of Responsibilities, Involvement, and Time Commitment

Responsibilities

  • Formulates the Association's Rules, Regulations and Policies.
  • Considers and adopts legislation and passes resolutions to support students
  • Maintains written records like reports, agendas, and minutes
  • Helps appoint students to committees
  • May place legislative initiatives on the ballot by majority vote
  • Considers and approves the annual A.S. budget
  • Creates and empower committees and ad-hoc committees to accomplish goals set by the Board of Directors
  • Conducts open and public meetings
  • Provide equal representation to students of all colleges of the university
  • Establishes the amount of the A.S. fees with the approval of its membership through elections
  • Communicates to students and the campus community
  • Promotes the use and development of programs funded by the Association
  • Monitors and evaluates budgets and services offered by organizations funded by the A.S.

Responsibilities to Students

  • Provide equal representation to students of all colleges of the university
  • Establishes the amount of the A.S. fees with the approval of its membership through elections
  • Communicates to students and the campus community

Campus/Community Involvement

  • Consider the opinions and needs of our immediate constituency, the Students, prior to our taking any action on their behalf
  • Be vocal on issues that protect and increase student rights; create opportunities to increase the student perspective in the University decision making process; actively seek institutional changes that serve to enhance the student environment; and uphold and protect the integrity of the student body association
  • Allocate Associated Student Body fees in accordance with the A.S. Mission Statement
  • Promotes the use and development of programs funded by the Association
  • Monitors and evaluates budgets and services offered by organizations funded by the A.S.
  • Serves on and appoints students to committees, boards, and working groups

Time Commitment

Board members work between 6 and 20 hours depending on position. As a base, all members are scheduled for:

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.

Associated Students: Who we are & what we do (2019-20)

      

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 for 2020-21-

  • 95% of student fees for 2020-21$7,470
    President

  • 30% of student fees for 2020-21$2,359
    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 2020-21$1,996
    College-specific representatives from each college, 
    At-Large representatives,
    Graduate student representative

Board members work between 6 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