Resolutions, Legislation & Proclamations

Resolutions are statements of position on a particular issue by the Associated Students Board, acting as representatives of the students of Humboldt State University. The resolutions are listed by the date on which they were passed.

2020

CSSA Resolution Regarding Student of Color Safety and Justice for Josiah

Author: Oliver Winfield-Perez (Humboldt State University)

WHEREAS, the California State Student Association (CSSA) is the single recognized voice of the 487,000 students in the California State University (CSU); and,

WHEREAS, CSSA and CSU students are concerned with the safety of students of color on and off CSU campuses; and,

WHEREAS, David Josiah (DJ) Lawson, Humboldt State University (HSU) sociology student, student of color, and member of campus group Brother’s United, was a valued and loved member of the CSU system, the HSU campus and Arcata community; and,

WHEREAS, DJ’s brutal murder at an off campus party in April of 2017 has caused much pain, anger, and fear in students across the CSU; and,

WHEREAS, Charmaine Lawson, DJ’s mother, has been working tirelessly with students, staff and community members thinking of creative ways to create accountability for her son’s murder, and ensure the safety of CSU students; and, (1)

WHEREAS, Humboldt County community members, HSU students and faculty, California Faculty Association (CFA) and Students for Quality Education (SQE) members have been dedicated to supporting Charmaine Lawson, the Justice for Josiah movement for months, and anti-racism work for years; and, (2)

WHEREAS, much of the discussion around student of color safety has focused on community-campus relationships, which can be both positive and rewarding, and also dangerous for students and community members; and, (3)

WHEREAS, in March of 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled in REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA v. Katherine Rosen, that administration and police officers in California public universities have a heightened legal obligation to protect students from threats to their safety in campus sponsored events; and, (4)

WHEREAS, in addition, many students, faculty, community members, and staff have argued that universities should be more accountable for the safety of students of color both on and around campus borders, showing support for students, providing resources and education for maintaining safety; and,(5)

WHEREAS, students of color across CSU campuses experience violent racism daily in classrooms, campus common areas, community neighborhoods, shops, and public areas. Students of color have demanded that their experiences be heard as truth and a crisis which demands action immediately; and(6),

WHEREAS, in the 2017 CSU Student Health Report which collected student surveys in 2016 where CSU students self-rated their experience in the areas of health, safety and security, violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and more on CSU campuses(7); and,

WHEREAS, the findings of the violence portion of the survey show that the “prevalence of being in physical fights was higher among males (6% vs. 4% overall), but being physically assaulted was twice as prevalent among non-binary and Black/African American and ‘Other’ students compared to other groups (5-7% vs. 3% overall, Tables 8-9). Prevalence of being verbally threatened was also higher among non-binary and ‘Other’ race/ethnicity students (20-25% vs. 15% overall."; and,

WHEREAS, other findings in the executive summary from this report reveal “threats to health, wellness, and safety were most prevalent among students of color and students of non-binary gender.”; and,

WHEREAS, one of CSSA’s 2018-2019 priorities is to enable access to housing, food, and wellness resources that promote overall student health and safety; and,

WHEREAS, another priority of CSSA for 2018-2019 is to ensure the academic success and holistic educational experience of all CSU students; therefore be it,

RESOLVED, CSSA supports the efforts of the Justice for Josiah campaign, sends our condolences to Charmaine Lawson for the death of her son as well as our appreciation for all of the work she has done in support of students in the CSU system; therefore be it also,

RESOLVED, CSSA calls for continued research into safety of students of color across the CSU, focusing on student testimonies and experiences; be it further,

RESOLVED, CSSA calls for increased accountability of CSU administration for the safety of students on and off campuses, that university officials should be transparent about racism, sexism, homophobia in communities to prospective students; be it further,

RESOLVED, CSSA requests that efforts to improve campus-community relationships and safety be implemented across the CSU system, with a student safety task force formed at each CSU. Each of the task forces would be focused around anti-racist work on and around the campus, while maintaining an intersectional lens; be it further,

RESOLVED, each task force shall be composed of CSU students, community members, faculty, staff, administration, along with executives. CFA and SQE should be invited to co-facilitate on each taskforce, where available, due to their strong basis in intersectional anti-racism work. This working group shall have a proportional number of all stakeholders named above; be it further,

RESOLVED, this working group shall be fully funded by the Chancellor’s Office.

(1) https://www.kqed.org/news/11699191/justice-for-josiah-rallies-on-csu-campuses-draw-attention-to-
black-students-killing-in-2017

(2) CSUboardoftrustees “Plenary Session – Sept 12, 2018” YouTube Video, 1:15:35. September 12, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydzB8AnObxQhttps://www.calfac.org/headline/cfa-supports-family-slain-humboldt-state-student-calls-csu-admin-better-protect-students; https://www.calfac.org/headline/cfa-addresses-trustees-use-funds-and-student-mental-health-and-safety; https://www.calfac.org/headline/cfa-trustees-seek-justice-josiah-better-protect-students-colorhttp://csusqe.org/justice-for-josiah/

(3) CSU Board of Trustees “Plenary Session – Sept 12, 2018” YouTube Video, 1:15:35. September 12, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydzB8AnObxQ

(4) https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-supreme-court/1892230.html

(5) https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/05/unsolved-murder-black-stu...-raises-many-questions; https://www.calfac.org/headline/cfa-trustees-seek-justice-josiah-better-protect-students-color

(6) CSUboardoftrustees “Plenary Session – Nov 14, 2018” YouTube Video, 1:29:40. November 14, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55HbUnCpMdg.

(7) Nazimi, Aydin. The California State University Student Health, Wellness, and Safety Report. Long Beach: California State University Office of the Chancellor, 2016.

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Date Passed: Mar 19 2020

An Act to Amend the A.S. Government Code to Include Behavior-based Impeachment Offenses (2019-20-10)

WHEREAS, the Associated Students (A.S.) Board of Directors of Humboldt State University (HSU) is the single recognized voice for over 6,500 students; and,

WHEREAS, the Mission of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University serves to "assist in the protection of rights and interests of the individual student and the student body," and to "stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community"; and,

WHEREAS, per our own Associated Students Government Code, that works in support of the A.S. Constitution, in providing additional direction to the A.S. Board of Directors and Staff for the day-to-day governance and operation of the organization; and,

WHEREAS, section 9.02 under Articles of Impeachment states, 

“ After due process, Executive Officers may be impeached from office for:

a. Neglecting duties as outlined in the Constitution of Codes;

b. Upon accumulation of three (3) points of violations for absences in a semester;

c. continuous failure to attend Board of Directors meetings;

d. continuous failure to report to Board of Directors;

e. continuous misuse of executive power;

f. overstepping the bounds of their office without the advice or consent of Board of Directors;

g. continuous failure to file written reports;

h. continuous failure to attend assigned committee meetings;

i. failure to maintain regular office hours;

j. undue interference in Board of Directors’ implementing its decisions; or

k. Excess frivolity, disinterest or lack of participation in Board of Directors responsibility may be grounds for impeachment. (4/15)” ; and,

WHEREAS, displayed in the above section, there is currently nothing in the Associated Students government codes that classify certain behaviors and conducts such as displays of disrespect, microaggressions and or conduct/behavior negatively affecting the board as a collective whole to be grounds for impeachment; and,

WHEREAS, Associated Students pride themselves on being an equitable and just governmental body always seeking to empower and uplift our fellow students as well as our fellow board members; and, 

RESOLVED, that the Associated Students amend the Government Code section 9.02 to include the following subsections  

“After due process, Executive Officers may be impeached from office for:

a. Neglecting duties as outlined in the Constitution of Codes;

b. Upon accumulation of three (3) points of violations for absences in a semester;

c. continuous failure to attend Board of Directors meetings;

d. continuous failure to report to Board of Directors;

e. continuous misuse of executive power;

f. overstepping the bounds of their office without the advice or consent of Board of Directors;

g. continuous failure to file written reports;

h. continuous failure to attend assigned committee meetings;

i. failure to maintain regular office hours;

j. undue interference in Board of Directors’ implementing its decisions; or

k. Excess frivolity, disinterest or lack of participation in Board of Directors responsibility may be grounds for impeachment. (4/15)

l. conduct or behavior that is deemed to be causing distress* on the board as a collective whole

m. continuous displays of disrespect* and or microaggressions* aimed at any student of the association, staff, fellow board members, or administration of Humboldt State University.

n.abusing the powers of the office one holds to gain advantage in future elections by promoting coalitions and or running mates.

o. negligence to thoroughly communicate with fellow board members, students of the association, staff, and administration of Humboldt State University.

RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to Associated Students Executive Director Jenessa Lund, President Jackson, Dean of Students Dr. Turnbow.

Definitions:

* Distress: Great mental or physical suffering, such as extreme anxiety, sadness, or pain, or the state of being in danger or urgent need. Defined by the Cambridge Dictionary of English. 

* Disrespect: A lack of respect for somebody/something. Defined by Oxford Dictionary of english.
*Microaggrestion: A  small act or remark that makes someone feel insulted  or treated badly because of their race, sex, etc., even though the insult, etc. may not have been intended, and that can combine with other similar acts or remarks over time to cause emotional harm. Defined by the Cambridge Dictionary of English.

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Date Passed: Mar 13 2020

Resolution in Support of Project Rebound at Humboldt State (2019-20-09)

WHEREAS, the Associated Students (A.S.) Board of Directors of Humboldt State University (HSU) is the single recognized voice for over 6,500 students; and,

WHEREAS, the Mission of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University serves to "assist in the protection of rights and interests of the individual student and the student body," and to "stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community"; and,

WHEREAS, Project Rebound was founded in 1967 by Professor John Irwin at CSU San Francisco. The program is run by full-time staff and students, most of whom have had prior incarceration experiences, where it achieved a 90% graduation rate among former inmates; and,

WHEREAS, Since 2016, Project Rebound students system-wide have earned an overall grade point average of 3.0, have a zero percent recidivism rate, and 87% of graduates have secured full-time employment or admission to postgraduate programs; and,

WHEREAS, Only one-third of the 114 California schools have programs that offer support for formerly incarcerated students, including College of the Redwoods; and

WHEREAS, Project Rebound has been expanded as a pilot program to eleven CSU campuses; and

WHEREAS, Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019 budget signing, Project Rebound is slated to receive $3.3 million in state funding annually; and,

WHEREAS, the guiding values of Project Rebound include, “Every person has inherent value and holds the power of possibility and transformation within them: Meaningful access to high-quality, face-to-face higher education is fundamental to breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty, abuse, addiction, unemployment, and confinement.”; and,

WHEREAS, Project Rebound offers wrap-around services to students impacted by the criminal justice system and encourages formerly incarcerated individuals to pursue a CSU education, providing mentoring, financial support, and legal counsel; and

WHEREAS, Project Rebound empowers formerly incarcerated and system impacted students by providing college support, encouraging students to excel in higher education; and,

WHEREAS, The integration, education, and leadership of formerly incarcerated people are essential to the work of creating solutions to the social crisis of mass incarceration; and,

WHEREAS, Public resources are better invested in education and other opportunities for transformation than prisons and punishment; and,

WHEREAS, Individuals who have been incarcerated are often trapped in a pattern of recidivism; and research has shown that a university education is a very successful way to avoid recidivism and improve the lives of former inmates; and,

WHEREAS, Not counting the numbers of people on parole, Humboldt County has around 14,000 people on probation and Eureka College of the Redwoods has 50 students on probation; and,

WHEREAS, College of the Redwoods has established a campus of 300 students within Pelican Bay State Prison where 87% of students receive their Associates Degree for Transfer with a GPA of 3.0 or above; and,

WHEREAS, Humboldt State itself doesn’t offer services for formerly incarcerated students and lacks resources that would bring a sense of community and support to our population of 5,554 undergraduate students and 459 post-baccalaureate students; and,

WHEREAS, Formerly incarcerated individuals are already pursuing degrees in Humboldt County, and outreach efforts have led to expressions of interest at Humboldt State University from additional students; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Associated Students Of Humboldt State supports Project Rebound and joins the other eleven CSU’s supporting such as Sacramento, Bakersfield, Fresno, San Bernardino, Fullerton, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Marcos, Pomona, Stanislaus, and San Francisco; and be it further,

RESOLVED, That Humboldt State University addresses formerly incarcerated students lack of support, promotes and adds funding for resources so students know where to go for help other than the probation office; and be it further,

RESOLVED, That Humboldt State University recognizes Project Rebound as a valuable mechanism for reintegrating formerly incarcerated individuals into society; and be it further,

RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to the CSU Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the Academic Senate of the CSU, the Chairs of all CSU campus Senates, Chair of the CSU Philanthropic Foundation, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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Date Passed: Feb 28 2020

An Act to Remove the Elections Performance Bond (2019-20-06)

WHEREAS, the Associated Students (A.S.) Board of Directors of Humboldt State University (HSU) is the single recognized voice for over 6,500 students; and,

WHEREAS, the Mission of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University serves to "assist in the protection of rights and interests of the individual student and the student body," and to "stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community"; and,

WHEREAS, a performance bond of fifteen dollars ($15) for each candidate shall be required. This bond must be paid at the A.S. Business Office at the time of filing (turning in materials). [A.S. Elections Code 9.01]; and,

WHEREAS, failure to file (an expense report) will result in the forfeiture of a maximum of one-half (1/2) of the candidate’s performance bond. Failure to file a statement of finance within seven (7) days of the initial filing deadline will result in the forfeiture of the remainder of the performance bond [A.S. Elections Code 12.06]; and,

WHEREAS, the A.S. Constitution states, “As Student Advocates We Shall: 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; and, 

WHEREAS, members of the student body hold various responsibilities in their individual lives such as maintaining a job in order to sustain basic necessities such as housing and food; and, 

WHEREAS, necessitating a performance bond of fifteen dollars to be paid in order to file as an official candidate in the Associated Students Elections can pose as a financial barrier for students desiring to run for office; and, 

WHEREAS, the specific purpose of this corporation is to provide a means for responsible and effective participation in the governance of the campus; provide an official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that in an effort to allow the current students of Humboldt State University, regardless of their financial status be able to run for Associated Students office,  the Associated Students remove the requirement of an elections performance bond that requires all students to pay $15 in order to run for elections. 

RESOLVED, that to create a more inclusive system and incentivize all elected A.S. officials to submit their campaign expense reports, the Associated Students Board of Directors alter sections 12.06 of the elections code: 

[12.06 Expense reports will be due by 4:45 p.m. on the Friday following the last day of the election. Failure to file a statement will result in the forfeiture of a maximum of one-half (1/2) of the candidate’s performance bond. Failure to file statement of finance within seven (7) days of the initial filing deadline will result in the forfeiture of the remainder of the performance bond. Subsequent failure to submit a financial statement will result in the Elections Commissioner having the option to take action as prescribed Section 17 of this Code. (12/13)] 

To state as follows:  

[12.06 Expense reports will be due by 4:45 p.m. on the Friday following the last day of the election. If the candidate wins the election and fails to file a statement this will result in a maximum of one-half (1/2) point tally violation in the attendance sheet. Failure to file a statement of finance within seven (7) days of the initial filing deadline will result in an additional one-half (½) point violation tally in the attendance sheet and/or a mandatory meeting with the Executive Director; whichever the elections commission finds applicable.] 

RESOLVED, that the Associated Students Elections Code sections and numbering be edited to reflect the removal of the performance bond in all places it once was,

RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to, current students attending Humboldt State University, as well as our current State-designated Advisor and funded programs. 

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Date Passed: Feb 28 2020

Restructuring Committee Involvement (2019-20-08)

WHEREAS, the Associated Students (A.S.) Board of Directors of Humboldt State University (HSU) is the single recognized voice for over 6,400 students; and,

WHEREAS, the Mission of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University serves to "assist in the protection of rights and interests of the individual student and the student body," and to "stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community"; and,

WHEREAS, students are burdened with needing to pay for college and as a result have to seek employment for financial support; and,

WHEREAS, students then are spending increased amounts of time either working or seeking work so they are then unable to fully engage in campus life which may negatively impact education; and, 

WHEREAS, Associated Students have identified, through the Strengthening Committee Task force established at the Fall 2019 Priority Planning Retreat, that students are unable to engage in campus programs because of this burden; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Associated Students in collaboration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management establish a pilot program to be administered Spring 2020 and last the duration of the semester which will create a perk package for students to receive as a member of an A.S. committee.

RESOLVED, that the perk package includes a set stipend, parking scratchers and a set number of c-points to be loaded into the students account and to be determined by the Executive Committee,

RESOLVED,  that the A.S. Executive Committee will meet on a regular basis to pilot the program and discuss the ongoing needs for accountability and supervision,

RESOLVED,  that the Strengthening Committees Task Force will collect feedback from the A.S. Executive Committee to create analytical tools appropriate for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the pilot program to be distributed to the A.S standing committee chairs at the end of the semester,

RESOLVED, that once the pilot program is concluded and the Strengthening Committees Task Force is dissolved, the A.S. Executive Committee will examine the data to determine if the program was in fact able to increase student engagement,

RESOLVED, if the pilot program proves effective in increasing student participation, steps will be taken to explore expanding the perks to campus and/or University Senate committees where student voices are also critical,

RESOLVED, that upon determining the effectiveness of the pilot program, it will then be worked into the Executive Committee meeting agenda for the future and continue to be a priority of the A.S. Board in order to ensure students are able to become involved without fear of financial burdens,

RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to Interim Dean of Students Dr. Turnbow, President Dr. Jackson, University Senate Chair Dr. Burkhalter.

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Date Passed: Feb 28 2020

2019

An Act to Establish a More Perfect Student Union (2019-20-02)

"...the A.S. Board of Directors move to unite student leaders across campus, such as the Residence Hall Association [RHA] Executive Committee, The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee [SAAC] Executive Team and the Associated Students Executive Committee, in the form of monthly meetings with the provisions set by the Proposal of the Associated-Residential-Athletic-Council..."

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Date Passed: Nov 5 2019

Resolution to Restore Student Well-being (2019-20-03)

...RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University uphold their commitment to Social Justice by moving to restore student well-being by supporting the creation of medical information that reflects and/or highlights the correct names and pronouns of students, and additionally the confirmation of identity through last name and birthdate of students, furthermore; be it.

RESOLVED, that the Humboldt State University Student Health and Wellbeing Services also move to readjust the medical health information system to reflect and/or highlight the correct names and pronouns of students, that the Humboldt State University Student Health and Wellbeing Services move to confirm the identity of students through the confirmation of last names and bi1thdates of students, and refer to the chart to confom the correct pronouns of students, furthermore; be it

RESOLVED, that the Student Health and Wellbeing Services create a culture of competence and understanding in which students feel they are treated with respect, dignity, and empathy beyond the aforementioned terminology...

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Date Passed: Oct 22 2019

An Act to Clarify the Commitment of the Associated Students of Humboldt State (2019-20-01)

"The Associated Students Board of Directors alter the committee of the Associated Students from being "committed to sustainability" to being "committed to social justice" and that the A.S. Board of Directors require all A.S. funded programs align themselves with this commitment, for all of the Associated, funded areas to explain how they plan to use the Associated Students monies to promote social justic, and for all clubs that apply for Associated Students grants to exlpain how they will use the A.S. grants to help spread social justice..."

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Date Passed: Sep 24 2019

Support for AB 798, Affordable Textbooks, the Activities of Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$), and SB 1359 or Zero Cost Course Material [ZCCM] Designation (2018-19-07)

In general, the "Zero Cost Course MaterialResolution...

  • encourages even more campus-wide adoption of zero-cost materials and utilization of Open Educational Resources (OER),
  • urges many different areas of campus to increase educational and training efforts around the OERs, the HSU Sustainable Learning Program, ZCCM designations and textbooks on reserve in the library

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Date Passed: Apr 29 2019

An Act to Support the Exemption of Student Fundraising Activities from the 5% Processing Fee Charged on all charitable donations by HSU Advancement Foundation (2018-19-09)

Associated Students supports student organizations and clubs on the HSU campus. Student clubs and organizations sometimes use fundraising as a creative way to fund student engagement projects and events for HSU students showing that student fundraising activities and solicitations of charitable donations directly support student engagement.

HSU policy requires all charitable donations to be received and receipted by the Humboldt State University Advancement Foundation (HSUAF). The HSUAF charges a 5% Contribution Administration Fee on all contributions including contributions resulting from student fundraising activities. HSU charges the HSUAF an Administrative Services Cost Reimbursement for accounting and administrative services provided to the HSUAF by HSU. The 5% Contribution Administration Fee is used by the HSUAF to pay for the Administrative Cost Reimbursement charged by HSU.

Humboldt State University would be showing good faith to student organizations by not taking money students worked hard to fundraise and get donated. The Associated Student Board of Directors supports the exemptions of student fundraising activities from the 5% Contribution Administration Fee by the and that HSU work with the HSUAF to ensure that student fundraising activities are exempted from 5% Contribution Administration Fee on all charitable donations.

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Date Passed: Mar 11 2019

Proclamation of Associated Students Recognition of CHECK IT

Whereas, Associated Students (AS) mission statement hereby states that we “provide an official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed; foster awareness of these opinions both on and off campus; assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body; provide services and programs to stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community.”

Whereas, AS would like to commend and recognize CHECK IT as a successful student led movement that aims to empower students with knowledge and skills to take action during moments of potential dating violence, sexual assault, and other forms of harm. 

Whereas, We are proud and acknowledge CHECK IT’s aim to build a community of consent, where people feel safe and supported by those around them, where survivors feel supported, and those who commit harm are held accountable.

Whereas, CHECK IT is celebrating its 5th anniversary and has been a vital campus resource and educational program, providing strategies and knowledge about ways to identify and disrupt potential moments of harm.

Whereas, AS would also like to commend CHECK IT’s development of workshops and curriculum around bystander intervention, along with consent centered event resources for campus groups and run campaigns educating the HSU campus about Title IX, consent culture, and violence prevention.

Whereas, CHECK IT has connected people across campus and with the community, particularly with their upcoming launch of CHECK IT at Arcata High School in partnership with North Coast Rape Crisis Team.

Whereas, CHECK IT has remained committed to creating a culture of respect and consent across HSU’s campus and nationally.

Whereas, CHECK IT’s work has been platformed at state and national conferences such as the National Sexual Assault Prevention Conference in 2017 and 2018, and CSU Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference in 2015.

Whereas, CHECK IT has received national and regional recognition for student-led projects of culture change, including Celene Lopez, CHECK IT peer educator, who received the Champion of Change White House Award in 2016, the Program of the Year award from the National Residential Housing Association in 2014, and the Violence Prevention Champion Award, from the CSU Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Conference in 2014.

Now, Therefore, Associated Students would like to officially praise and support the commitment of CHECK IT and its volunteers. Associated Students recognizes that CHECK IT is at the heart of HSU’s shift into consent culture and we commit to continue supporting the work of CHECK IT and this consent movement. 

2018-19 A.S. President Jazmin Sandoval

 

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Date Passed: Feb 25 2019

2018

Resolution to Support Ecosia on Library Computers (2018-19-05)

It is the value of HSU that individuals be environmentally, economically and socially responsible in the quest for viable, sustainable communities. The development and use of technology has often been at odds with these values. Ecosia is a web search engine based out of Berlin, Germany, that is B-Lab certified as a benefit corporation because Ecosia:

  • donates 80% of its surplus income to non-profit organization that focus on reforestation and conservationism
  • runs on 100% solar energy, neutralizing the carbon emissions associated with internet browsing
  • actively plants trees in 17 countries throughout Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa and Asia
  • published monthly business reports and tree-planting receipts which describe their spending in detail
  • gave away shares to the Purpose Foundation to ensure its founders can never take profits out of the company or receive dividends

Therefore, A.S. supports Ecosia being installed on all library computers as an eco-friendly web browser option.

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Date Passed: Nov 26 2018

Adopted Senate Resolution on Voting Membership of the University Senate

Resolution has to go through the Senate, Staff Council and Associated Students.
If passed by all parties, the resolution would change:

  • the California Faculty Association (CFA) HSU Chapter President from being obligated to serve as the CFA HSU Chapter Senate representative, to being able to assign a delegate from the CFA HSU Chapter.
  • the CFA HSU Chapter Senate representative and the HSU Labor Council delegate will gain voting rights instead of being non-voting Senate members

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Date Passed: Nov 26 2018

Resolution in Support of the Creation of a CSU Executive Compensation Policy (No. 2018-19-04)

A.S. of HSU supports:

  • the creation of a CSU system-wide executive compensation policy that would model a more equitable distribution of wealth
  • the existing CSU Classification and Compensation working group in their goal of developing classication standars for executive positions

A.S. of HSU calls for:

  • the CSU board of Trustees to review current compensatio levels across the CSU system, as well as research the compensation packages of related executive positions across the state of California
  • the CSU board of Trustees to decrease executive compensation and the amount of managerial/supervisor positions, and to increase the number of tenure line and permanent faculty positions, along with an increase in faculty, staff and student staff pay
  • the next HSU president to follow in Chancellor White's footsteps, and take a coluntary pay cut of at least 10% in recognition of the recent budget cuts and current financial status of the University

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Date Passed: Nov 5 2018

An Act for Minors and Recently Declared Students to Qualify to be a College Representative (2018-19-03)

"Resolved: Minors and recently declared students qualify to be a college representative only if there are vacancies in the Board after the elections to be more inclusive and give opportunity in a case by case basis with the board’s approval"

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Date Passed: Oct 15 2018

An Act to Change the "Earth Week Committee" name to "Earth Week Every Week Committee" (2018-19-01)

This resolution changes the name of the "Earth Week Committee" to "Earth Week Every Week Committee" to expand the charge of the committee to instill the spirit of Earth Week throughout the year.

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Date Passed: Oct 1 2018

An Act to Require Open A.S. Board of Directors Positions to be Advertised in El leñador newspaper, in addition to the Lumberjack Newspaper (2018-19-02)

This resolution added El leñador to the publications that A.S. must advertise vacant Board of Directors positions.

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Date Passed: Sep 17 2018

An Act to Repeal AS Resolution 2016-17-12: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Elections Code and Constitution (2017-18-07)

2016-17-12: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Elections Code and Constitution changed the ASPresents Representative to become an elected official and thus the ASPresents Committee a legislative body required to conduct business as a legislative body under the Gloria Romero Open Meeting Act and specifically meet quorum. The Committee was unable to fulfill their duties with this requirement.

The 2017-18 Board resolved to make the ASPresents Representative an appointed position again.

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Date Passed: Mar 5 2018

2017