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.

2012

Resolution No. 2012-13-2: A Resolution to Join thhe California State University Risk Management....

Resolution No. 2012-13-2: A Resolution of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University to Join the California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA) Auxiliaries Organizations Risk Management Alliance (AORMA) Workers' Compensation Program

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Date Passed: Sep 11 2012

2011

Resolution No. 2011-12-2: Formation of a Community Garden Ad-Hoc Committee

Resolution No. 2011-12-2: Formation fo a Community Garden Ad-Hoc Committee

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Date Passed: Oct 4 2011

2010

Resolution No. 2009-10-11: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Administrative Code Section 13

RESOLUTION No. 2009-10-11

AUTHORED BY: Brandon Chapin, AS President

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION SCHEDULED: 3-29-10
ACTION APPROVED: 3-29-10

SUBJECT: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Administrative Code Section 13

WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University Administrative Code Section 13, describes a committee, The Student Interrelations Committee for Quality Academics, that was created in May of 2008, and;

WHEREAS, The Student Interrelations Committee for Quality Academics has never had a student nominated to the committee, met as a committee or fulfilled its obligations as prescribed in the code, and;

WHEREAS, HSU has suspended or eliminated many of the committees which make up the Student Interrelations Committee for Quality Academicsäó¢íó_í_Œé membership including: Provosts Council, Academic Affairs Budget Committee, Joint Assessment Committee, Educational Policies Committee and Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, therefore;

BE IT ENACTED, by the Associated Students Council that the following Sections of the Associated Student Administrative Code be deleted:

13.01 The Student Interrelations Committee for Quality Academics shall consist of:

a. Provost's Council Student Representative, Chair, appointed by the A. S. President;
b. One student serving from the Academic Affairs Budget Committee appointed by the A. S. President;
c. One student from the Instructionally Related Activities Committee (IRA) appointed by the AS. Administrative Vice President;
d. One student from the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) appointed by the A. S. President;
e. One student from the Joint Assessment Committee appointed by the A. S. President;
f. One Student from the Educational Policies Committee appointed by the A. S. Legislative Vice President;
g One student from the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee appointed by the A. S. Student Affairs Vice President; and,
h. One student from the University Curriculum Committee appointed by the A. S. Student Affairs Vice President. (05/08)

13.02 The Committee shall:

a. Meet at least two times a semester and shall not meet the first month of the year so as to allow appointments to other committee positions, that are necessary for the Student Interrelations Committee to have membership, be given time to already have taken place;
b. Discuss and document the interrelations of actions taken in their separate committees;
c. Discuss relationships with administration and how to improve their relationships with effective action and communication in those separate committees; d. Serve as an advisory group to the Provost Council Student Representative;
e. Put on a Fall Student Interrelations Committee for Quality Academics event that invites all committee representatives to attend an informative gathering that makes connections between other representatives, makes connections between people working on similar issues, and encourages committee student representatives to focus on a goal, this event should not be any earlier than two months after the school years begins; and,
f. Put on a Spring Student Interrelations for Quality Academics Event that invites all committee representatives to record relationships, helpful contacts, common problems faced, and goals left over in some media form that will carry over to the next year. (05/08)

______________________________ ______________________________
Beth Weissbart Brandon Chapin
Legislative Vice President Author and A.S. President

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Resolution No. 2009-10-12: Resolution for Ballot Initiatives Regarding the Instructionally Related A

RESOLUTION No. 2009-10-12

AUTHORED BY: Brandon Chapin, Associated Students President

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION APPROVED: 4-5-10

SUBJECT: Resolution for Ballot Initiatives Regarding the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fee increase and the proposed Materials, Services and Facilities Fee

1.) WHEREAS, an Associated Students general election is to be held on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2010; and,
2.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University believe in the democratic process and the rights of individuals to make decisions about issues that affect their lives; and,
3.) WHEREAS, Three student fee increases (Counseling and Psychological Services Fee, Instructionally Related Activities Fee, and the new Materials, Services, and Facilities Fee) have been proposed to the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC); and,
4.) WHEREAS, SFAC recommended a referendum for all three student fees requests; and,
5.) WHEREAS, only the Counseling and Psychological Services fee has gone through the appropriate measures necessary to be placed on the ballot. Therefore be it
6.) RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University finds it disappointing that for various reasons, a referendum has not been pursued on the remaining two fee proposals; be it further,
7.) RESOLVED, that the Associated Students on Humboldt State University is concerned with the double standard given by the University Administration that students should vote in California State Elections but should not be able to vote on University issues that affect them; be it further,
8.) RESOLVED, that the following questions be placed on the Student General Election Ballot for the election of April 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2010 in addition to the Counseling and Psychological Services fee already on the ballot;

Student Fees:
1) Should the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee be adjusted from $272/semester adjusted by the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) to $272/semester adjusted by the HEPI plus 2%?
a. Yes
b. No

2) Should a new University wide Materials, Services and Facilities Fee in the amount of $72.00 per semester adjust by the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) for part-time students and $144.00 per semester adjusted by the HEPI for full time students , in order to fund extra curricular classroom and educational support activities be established?
a. Yes
b. No

9.) RESOLVED, the this resolution be sent to, but not limited to, CSU Chancellor, Charles Reed; Humboldt State President, Rollin Richmond; Vice President of Student Affairs, Steven Butler; Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bob Snyder; Vice President of Administration, Burt Nordstrom; the Student Fee Advisory Committee; and all campus and local news outlets.

* Original Signatures are on file in the Associated Students Business Office.

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Resolution No. 2009-10-13: Resolution for Ballot Initiatives Regarding the HSU Campus Smoking Policy

RESOLUTION No. 2009-10-13

AUTHORED BY: Brandon Chapin, Associated Students President

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION APPROVED: 4-5-10

SUBJECT: Resolution for Ballot Initiatives Regarding the HSU Campus Smoking Policy

1.) WHEREAS, an Associated Students general election is to be held on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2010; and,
2.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University believe in the democratic process and the rights of individuals to make decisions about issues that affect their lives; and,
3.) WHEREAS, Students have expressed concern regarding the smoking areas on campus and the disregard of such areas by a portion of the campus community; and,
4.) RESOLVED, that the following questions be placed on the Student General Election Ballot for the election of April 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2010 in addition to the Counseling and Psychological Services fee already on the ballot;

Smoking:
1) Should all forms of smoking be banned on campus?
a. Yes
b. No

2) Should enforcement of smoking areas and smoke-free zones be improved?
c. Yes
d. No

_________________________________ _________________________________
Brandon Chapin Beth Weissbart
President and Author Legislative Vice President

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Resolution No. 2009-10-14: Resolution In Support of Affordable Textbooks and Affordable Alternatives

RESOLUTION No. 2009-10-14

AUTHORED BY: Iban Rodriguez, Professional Studies Representative

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION APPROVED: 4-12-10

SUBJECT: Resolution In Support of Affordable Textbooks and Affordable Alternatives

1.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University have been entrusted to voice the interests, concerns, and opinions of the students to the faculty, administration, and local community; and

2.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University have witnessed a rapid increase in the cost of education. The combined cost of textbooks, tuition, student fees, and living expenses have forced many students to take out excessive loans; and

3.) WHEREAS, It is prerogative of professors at Humboldt State University to select which textbooks will be used for their classes; therefore, be it

4.) RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports the creation of the Steering Committee on Affordable Learning Solutions and looks forward to its recommendations to the campus community; and be it further

5.) RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourage professors to research the textbooks choices with consideration to price for students; and be it further

6.) RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports the efforts of faculty to provide students with access to e-books, which provides students with online and downloadable versions of textbooks for a fraction of the cost of traditional paper textbooks; and be it further

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.) RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University also support professors who prepare their own instructional materials that are used in place of purchased text; and be it further

8.) RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University require that the resolution be sent to the following: CSU Chancellor, Charles B. Reed; Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Jeronima "Jeri" Echeverria; Campus Campaign Planning and Implementation, MERLOT, Gerry Hanley; CSSA President, Steve Dixon; HSU President, Rollin Richmond; Provost and Academic Affairs VP, Robert Snyder; HSU Academic Senate, HSU General Faculty and The Lumberjack Newspaper.

* Original Signatures are on file in the Associated Students Business Office

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Resolution No. 2009-10-15: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Fiscal Code

RESOLUTION No. 2009-10-15

AUTHORED BY: Brandon Chapin, AS President

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION APPROVED: 4-12-10

SUBJECT: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Fiscal Code

WHEREAS, The Associated Students financial support for travel for clubs (including sport clubs) and organizations is intended to support student travel only, and

WHEREAS, The code sections related to Clubs, AS Organizations and Sports Clubs travel does not specifically state this intention; and,

WHEREAS, this clarification requires an amendment to the Fiscal Code in the following manner; therefore,

BE IT ENACTED, by the Associated Students Council that the following underlined amendments are made to the Associated Students Fiscal Code.

Section 13 A.S. Clubs and Organizations Travel Account

13.01 Purpose - Travel funds shall be made available through the A.S. budget process to recognized clubs and A.S. organizations. These funds shall be administered by the Office of Clubs and Activities. (12/00)

13.02 The Club Coordinating Council (CCC) shall review the travel fund requests and award monies for distribution based on the following guidelines and criteria. (12/00)

Guidelines:
a. Travelers must be student members of the recognized club or organization they represent;
b. Students must be regularly matriculated, currently enrolled to receive AS funds. Non-students will not be funded.
c. Funds are allocated on a matching basis;
d. Receipts from all expenditures must be turned in before reimbursement will be given; and
e. Assistance will be considered only in the areas of conference fees/activity dues, transportation, and lodging. Meals (or per diem) will not be funded.

Criteria used in reviewing travel requests:
a. Number of students participating;
b. Indirect benefits to the students and to the university community;
c. Success of efforts in obtaining funding from other sources;
d. Planned efforts to share the experiences or knowledge gained from the trip with others upon returning; and
e. If the club has received funding in the past and the extent to which funds were utilized.

Section 14 Sport Clubs

14.01 Purpose - Sport Club funds shall be made available through the A.S. budget process to recognized Sport Clubs. These funds shall be administered by the Recreational Sports Office. (12/00)

14.02 Students must be regularly matriculated, currently enrolled to receive AS funds. Non-students will not be funded.

14.03 Recognized clubs whose primary purpose is to promote and compete in athletic competition will be eligible for A.S. funding through Sport Club Council travel monies only. (12/00)

_________________________________ _________________________________
Brandon Chapin Beth Weissbart
President and Author Legislative Vice President

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Resolution No. 2009-10-9: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Administrative Code and Elections

RESOLUTION No. 2009-10-9

AUTHORED BY: Brandon Chapin, AS President

SIGNED BY: *Kari Armstrong, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Representative
*Stephanie Partlow, Natural Resources and Sciences Representative

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION SCHEDULED: 1-25-10

SUBJECT: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Administrative Code and Elections Code

WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University currently has two Public Relations Coordinators, one (1) Public Relations Coordinator and one (1) Elections Commissioner; and,

WHEREAS, the Associated Students Council feels the tasks performed by the Public Relations Coordinator may be done in-house; and,

WHEREAS, this change requires an amendment to the Administrative and Elections Codes in the following manner; therefore,

BE IT ENACTED, by the Associated Students Council that the following amendments are made to the Associated Students Administrative Code:

2.01 The Executive Committee shall consist of the A.S. President as chair of the committee, the A.S. Vice Presidents, the CSSA Representative(s), the A.S. Public Relations Coordinator(s) (ex-officio non-voting) the A.S. Elections Commissioner (ex-officio non voting), the A.S. Presents Representative, the A.S. General Manager or designee (ex-officio non-voting) and an A.S. Council representative nominated by the President and approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of Council.

Section 6 Associated Students Public Relations (PR) Coordinator(s) Elections Commissioner

6.01 The purpose of these this positions is to coordinate and implement an effective public relations campaign to enhance student and community awareness of the A. S. Government regarding its events and activities elections. Also, develop an active relationship between the student community and the Associated Students.

6.02 The A.S. Public Relations Coordinator Elections Commissioner shall be a students-at-large who are is not an A.S. Executive Officers nor A.S. Council representatives.

6.03 A.S. Public Relations Coordinators Elections Commissioner must meet the qualifications to be a student office holder as outlined in Elections Code, Section 5, Minimum Academic Qualifications for Office Holders.

6.05 The new A.S. President, at the Council transition meeting, may recommend the appointments of the Public Relations Coordinator Elections Commissioner position for the new academic year.

6.06 In consultation with the A.S. President, the duties of the Public Relations (PR) Coordinator(s) Elections Commissioner shall be split according to the strengths and interests of each coordinator. Duties include, but are not necessarily limited to the following list.

a. Serve as Elections Commissioner as per Elections Code Section 4;

b. Coordinate communication tools (including print media; electronic media and bulletin boards) into an effective public relations campaign to improve student and community awareness of the A.S. Government and its events and activities;

c. Develop and coordinate an active relationship between the student community and the Associated Students;

d. Prepare ad, news releases and public service announcements regarding the activities of the A.S. Government;

e. Announce V. P., Council, and Committee vacancies in Lumberjack Newspaper as per Government Code, Section 5;

f. Consult with College Representatives and other members of Council regarding publicity for their projects;

g. Chair the A.S. Communications Committee;

hb. Report on activities and actions to the A.S. Council regarding public relations A.S. elections efforts;

ic. Administer the Public Relations Elections budget;

jd. Establish and maintain weekly office hours;

ke. Attend AS Council meetings, orientations, and retreats;

lf. Be a non-voting member of the A.S. Executive Committee; and,

mg. Serve through the AS transitional meeting in May.

BE IT ENACTED, by the Associated Students Council that the following amendments are made to the Associated Students Elections Code and that the Associated Students Elections Code be numbered accordingly:

1.03 The Elections Code shall be administered by the Elections Commissioner. The Elections Commissioner shall be chosen by the AS President from the appointed Public Relations Coordinators. (See Administrative Code Section 6). It will be the duty of the Elections Commission to enforce the Elections Code. The Elections Commissioner shall carry out procedures as set forth in the A.S. Constitution and the A.S. Code.

Section 3 Elections Commissioner

3.01 The Elections Commissioner shall be chosen by the A.S. President.

* Original Signatures are on file in the Associated Students Business Office

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Resolution No 2009-10-16 Resolution Against Hate Crimes on College Campuses

RESOLUTION No. 2009-10-16

AUTHORED BY: Brandon Chapin, AS President

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION APPROVED: 4-26-10

SUBJECT: Resolution In Support of a Speedy Recovery of Joseph Igbineweka and Against Hate Crimes on College Campuses

1.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students Council of Humboldt State University (HSU) has been entrusted to represent and advocate for the best interests of our constituents, the approximately 8,000 students which make up our campus community; and,

2.) WHEREAS, It is the mission of the Associated Students to provide an official voice through which studentsäó¢íó_í_Œé opinions may be expressed; assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body; and,

3.) WHEREAS, On April 18, 2010 the President of Associated Students, CSU Chico, Joseph Igbineweka, was attacked and continuously stabbed in what police allege to have been a hate crime; and,

4.) WHEREAS, Shortly prior to this incident the campaign materials of a candidate for Associated Students President at CSU Chico, Amro Jayousi, were vandalized with racial slurs; and,

5.) WHEREAS, Racially charged and hateful incidents have occurred at Humboldt State University within the past year such as racial threats made to a professor on campus; and,

6.) WHEREAS, there have been reports of various acts of racism throughout the University of California, California State University, and Community College systems, most notably racist incidents at UC San Diego and homophobic incidents at UC Davis; therefore be it,

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.) RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University wish a speedy recovery to Joseph Igbineweka as he recovers from his injuries; and be it further,

8.) RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages the city of Chicoäó¢íó_í_Œés law enforcement to act swiftly to bring these perpetrators to justice; and be it further,

9.) RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University condemns all acts of violence on our university and other college campuses throughout California, and be it further,

10.) RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages HSU, along with all other CSU campuses to continue, and enhance, its efforts to support diversity and provide a safe learning environment for all students; and be it further,

11.) RESOLVED, that that this resolution be sent, but not limited, to: CSU Chancellor, Dr. Charles Reed; Humboldt State University President, Dr. Rollin Richmond; Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Steven Butler; Dean of Students, Randi Darnall-Burke; Associate Dean of Student Life, Jyoti Rawal; Humboldt State University Police Chief, Tom Dewey; City of Arcata Police Chief, Tom Chapman; City of Chico Police Chief; HSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion; HSU Multicultural Center; HSU Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resources Center; all Associated Students organizations within the UC and CSU systems; and all local media outlets.

_________________________________ _________________________________
Brandon Chapin Beth Weissbart
President and Author Legislative Vice President

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2009

Resolution in Support of the CSSA Structure Proposal

RESOLUTION No. 2008-09-07

AUTHORED BY: Brandon Chapin, CSSA Representative

SIGNED BY: Rachel Cooke, CNRS Representative
Corey Fenton, COPS Representative

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION SCHEDULED: 2-09-09
ACTION APPROVED: 2-09-09

SUBJECT: Resolution in Support of the CSSA Structure Proposal

1.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University (HSU) has been entrusted to represent and advocate for the best interests of our constituents, the approximately 7,500 students which make up our campus community; and,

2.) WHEREAS, It is in the mission of the Associated Students to educate students on those issues that impact them, and advocate for the student perspective to the 'appropriate parties, which include the university administration, the local community, and the State of California; and,

3.) WHEREAS, The California State Student Association represents over 450,000 students of the California State University System and has a long standing history of representing our students on statewide issues; and,

4.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University has held a long standing relationship with the California State Student Association which has included, but not limited to: the sending of representatives, serving as executive leadership, and participating in California State Student Association events; and,

5.) WHEREAS, Many university Associated Students organizations in the California State University have expressed an interest in amending the internal and external operations of the California State Student Association; and,

6.) WHEREAS, As a result, the California State Student Association Board of Directors has passed, and put forward for ratification to the individual Associated Students organizations, a proposal to amend said structure; and,

7.) WHEREAS, Said proposal includes changes to the executive structure of the California State Student Association, dues structure, Executive Director performance evaluations, and proportional voting; and,

8.) WHEREAS, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University passed a resolution on December 15, 2008 which urged "the California State Student Association oppose the [proportional voting] proposal as well to protect the voices of all students regardless of campus population;" and,

9.) WHEREAS, The current harsh climate surrounding the California State University system with continuing budget cuts and system wide impaction, warrants a commitment to working with the statewide representation that the California State Student Association provided for Humboldt State University students; therefore be it,

10.) RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University approve the proposal set forth by the California State Student Association at the December 2008 plenary meeting with the following qualifications; be it further,

11.) RESOLVED, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University urge the California State Student Association to evaluate the outcomes of said proposal annually; and be it further:

12.) RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University urge the California State Student Association to continue exploring options, other than proportional representation, that fulfills concerns of full student representation at California State Student Association board meetings; and be it further,

13.) RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University will closely monitor our continued membership with the California State Student Association as a result of the passage of this proposal; and be it finally,

14.) RESOLVED, This resolution shall be sent to, but not limited to: the California State Student Association, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, all members of the Board of Trustees; HSU President, Rollin Richmond; Vice President of Student Affairs, Steven Butler; all local and state media outlets; and all CSU Associated Students.

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Rachel Cooke
Natural Resources and Sciences Representative

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Corey Fenton
Professional Studies Representative

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Associated Students President

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Jennifer DeBoer
Legislative Vice President

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An Act to Amend the Associated Students Elections Code

RESOLUTION No. 2008-09-08

SIGNED BY: Dina Haigounian, CAHSS Representative
Kale Roberts, CNRS Representative

REFERRED TO: AS COUNCIL
ACTION SCHEDULED: 3-23-09
ACTION APPROVED: 3-23-09

SUBJECT: An Act to Amend the Associated Students Elections Code

Whereas: the AS Elections Code currently requires that all candidates for an AS elected office pay a performance bond when filing for candidacy and that some students have chosen not to run for office due to the performance bond requirement.

Be it enacted by the Associated Students Council that the following revisions be made to the Associated Students Elections Code.

Section 7 General Elections äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_ Filing for Candidacy

7.02 At the time nomination materials are filed, the Candidate shall also file a signed statement indicating candidateäó¢íó_í_Œés understanding of the Constitution, Elections Code and other election materials of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University. Candidate shall also file a performance bond as described in Section 8 General Elections Performance Bond.

Section 8 General Elections äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_ Performance Bond

8.01 Prior to each General Election, the Elections Commission will establish a performance bond of fifteen ($15) for each A.S. Council, All University, Graduate, A.S. President and Vice President candidates. This bond must be paid at the A.S. Business Office at the time of filing.

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Kale Roberts
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Representative

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Dina Haigounian
Natural Resources and Sciences Representative

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Sofia Pereira
A.S. President

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Jennifer DeBoer
Legislative Vice President

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