The opportunity to serve as a Student Committee Representative is a great experience. Your participation requires a commitment to attend meetings regularly and to submit reports on a periodic basis.

Below you can review and find the right committee for you along with the meeting dates and times that best fit your schedule.

For more information contact the A.S.I. Vice President for Academic Governance!

AdHoc Committees

A.S.I. Alternative Funding & Referendum Ad Hoc Committee

A.S.I. Alternative Funding & Referendum Ad Hoc Committee

Meeting Time/Day: As Needed
Location: TBD

Alternative Funding & Referendum Ad Hoc Committee

The charge of this committee is to research, identify, and present viable recommendations and funding alternatives to the A.S.I. Finance Committee for consideration. Approved initiatives shall be presented at the B.O.D. for action. The alternatives can include but not be limited to fundraising, securing grants, sponsoring a referendum, etc. All alternative initiatives must be in compliance with A.S.I., Cal State L.A. University, CSU, Education Code, and Title 5 requirements.

Ad Hoc Committee Membership:

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A.S.I. Marketing & Distribution Committee

Promotes A.S.I. Branding

A.S.I. Scholarship & Awards Ad Hoc Committee

A.S.I. Scholarship & Awards Ad Hoc Committee

Meeting Time/Day: TBD
Location: TBD

The A.S.I. Scholarship & Awards Ad Hoc Committee will be responsible for the administrative review of current and new awards and scholarships offered by A.S.I. The charge of this committee is to review research, identify, and update procedures and criteria for the awarding of A.S.I. scholarships and general awards on at least an annual basis. All new scholarships and awards must be presented to this Ad Hoc Committee for review, approval, and recommendation to the Finance Committee.

All actions of this committee must be presented to the A.S.I. Finance Committee for...

A.S.I. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

A.S.I. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Meeting Time/Day: TBD
Location: TBD

The charge of this committee is to develop and recommend the new 2016-2021 A.S.I. Strategic Plan that will guide A.S.I. into the future.

Recommendations shall be presented first to the Executive Committee then to the B.O.D. for action. Recommendations shall address and focus on:

  • Establishing new, innovative, and timely goals that are in alignment with the goals and missions of Cal State L.A. and CSU System,
  • Ensure all areas of A.S.I., Students, Faculty, and Staff have an opportunity to share their input into the development of the strategic plan,...
A.S.I. Workflow and Biweekly Ad Hoc Committee

A.S.I. Workflow and Biweekly Ad Hoc Committee

Meeting Time/Day: TBD
Location: TBD

The charge of this committee is to research, identify, and present viable recommendations and funding alternatives regarding A.S.I. member to the A.S.I. Executive Committee for consideration.

Once recommendations presented first to the Executive Committee it will then to the B.O.D. for action. Recommendations shall address and focus on:

  • streamlining the biweekly, state of affairs and transitional folders expectations
  • assessing current workflow requirements of A.S.I. members,
  • moving the biweekly reporting process online, and
  • ...

External Committees

Cal State LA Council on International Programs

Cal State LA Council on International Programs

Meeting Time/Day: Meets as needed

The Charge to the Council consists of the following functions:

Participate in developing strategic goals and objectives for the University's international programs and monitoring progress in achieving them.

Present faculty views on matters concerning international programs, and assist in promoting faculty and administrative support on behalf of specific international efforts.

Facilitate coordination and help promote inter-College and all-University projects that enhance the University's international programs.

Advise the Academic Senate...

Communications Board

The Communications Board shall:

Set general policy for student media activities which shall embrace the best standards and practices of publishing and electronic media.

Make recommendations concerning funding of, and allocations to, the communications media activities.

Arbitrate serious disputes between the media activities and audiences or clients when these disputes cannot be resolved by the activities' internal procedures.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the Communications Code in meeting the needs of the CSLA community.

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Curriculum Subcommittee

Curriculum Subcommittee

Meeting Time/Day: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:50 am-12:05pm

Chair: TBD

Executive Secretary: Margaret Garcia

Meeting Days & Times: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:50a-12:05 pm

The Curriculum Subcommittee has the following responsibilities:

1. To consider all policy issues pertaining to undergraduate and graduate studies and extended education and to make recommendations thereon to the Educational Policy Committee.

  • Policies concerning undergraduate studies include but are not limited to selection, admission, probation and disqualification of undergraduate students;...
Educational Effectiveness and Assessment Council
Enrollment Management Steering Committee
Fiscal Policy Committee

Fiscal Policy Committee

Meeting Time/Day: 2nd and 4th week; Thursdays, 9:25 am-10:40 am

Chair: Jamil Momand)

Executive Secretary: Laila Asgari

The Fiscal Policy Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • To provide recommendations through Senate channels regarding areas that may warrant emphasis in the budget planning and allocation process.
  • To review the President's annual budget initiation memorandum prior to the President's consultation with the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. Information on budgetary issues will be provided to the Executive Committee.
  • To review the...
General Education Subcommittee

General Education Subcommittee

Meeting Time/Day: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays week, 12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Chair: Bahiyyih Cerpueira

Executive Secretary: Margaret Garcia

The General Education Subcommittee has the following responsibilities:

To consider all policy issues pertaining to general education and make recommendations thereon to the Educational Policy Committee.

To consult with individual faculty members, program, department/division/school, college, and administrative representatives concerning the various aspects of the general education program.

To evaluate the effectiveness of the guidelines...

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Meeting Time/Day: 1st & 3rd weeks; Wednesdays; 12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Chair: Robert Nissen

Co-Chair: Anthony Shaheen

Executive Secretary: Scott Bowman

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) maintains oversight of university animal facilities and procedures for animal care and shall carry out such activities as are required to assure humane treatment of animals, including compliance with federal regulations. The committee reviews proposed research and educational projects involving animals to ensure that they do not violate principles and policies on animal use....

Institutional Review Board – Human Subjects

Institutional Review Board – Human Subjects

Meeting Time/Day: 2nd & 4th Weeks, 12:30 pm-2:35 pm

Chair: Sharon Ulanoff

Executive Secretary: Jason Shiotsugu

The Institutional Review Board - Human Subjects reviews proposed biomedical and behavioral research projects involving human subjects in order to protect their rights, in compliance with federal regulations. Both funded and unfunded research projects, whether they are conducted by faculty, staff or students of the University, or by researchers not affiliated with the University but whose research involves campus personnel, shall be subject to review, except those unfunded...

Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Advisory Committee

Chair: Mae Santos

The Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee is an advisory committee to the President on eligibility of activities for Instructionally Related Activities Fee funding and the level of funding for eligible activities. This is an administrative committee; for detailed information refer to Administrative Procedure No. 217 in the Administrative Manual.

A.S.I. Committee Goals and Expectations

  • Generate an annual report of instructionally related activities that are funded by the University
  • Promote...
Library Subcommittee

Library Subcommittee

Meeting Time/Day: 2nd and 4th weeks, Tuesdays, 10:50 am-12:05 pm

Chair: Claudia Toledo-Corral

Executive Secretary: Carlos Rodriguez

The Library Subcommittee has the following responsibilities:

  1. To consider all matters of mutual concern to the standing committee and to the Library.
  2. To review proposed allocations of funds for the purchase of books, periodicals and other print and non-print materials.
  3. To review plans for expansion and improvement of Library facilities and services.
  4. To serve as liaison among instructional and Library faculty.
  5. ...
OSD Presidential Advisory Committee

OSD Presidential Advisory Committee

Meeting Time/Day: 4th Monday of each month 2:00-3:30pm

Chair: Gonzalo Centeno

The Committee will review existing University policies and practices as necessary to determine whether these policies and practices comply with CSU, state and federal recommendations, laws, regulations, and codes. The Committee will forward reports and/or recommendations to the President and the Director of the OSD for review and consideration. The Committee will review new policies and practices to determine their impact on students with disabilities.

The policies and practices which fall within the scope of the Committee's...

Outstanding Professor Awards Selection Committee

Outstanding Professor Awards Selection Committee

Meeting Time/Day: Established Each Fall Semester

The outstanding professor awards selection committee is responsible for selecting the recipient of the award.

Student committee members will be responsible for choosing a recipient based upon excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and professional achievement.

Student representative appointee is the A.S.I. President or Designee.

Presidents Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Honorary Degrees

The President's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Honorary Degrees reviews and evaluates nominations received by the campus community for honorary degrees according to criteria set out in the "Revised Guidelines for the Awarding of Honorary Degrees - The California State University," approved July 10-11, 1990 by the CSU Board of Trustees.

The committee shall review nominations made by the campus community; assist in the development and compilation of materials in support of such nominations; and forward those nominations selected by the committee as meeting the criteria set out in...

Program Review Subcommittee

Program Review Subcommittee

Meeting Time/Day: Thursdays, weekly; 12:15pm-1:30pm

Chair: Pending

Executive Secretary: Karin Elliott Brown

The Program Review Subcommittee has the following responsibilities:

  1. To implement Trustee policy on review of degree programs
  2. To report and recommend to the Educational Policy Committee any proposed policies that might be desired
  • Student Membership Requirements: 1 Graduate Rep

A.S.I. Committee Goals and Expectations

  • Recommend implementation of degree programs that provide an...
Programs and Student Services (PASS) Committee (U-SU)
Resource Allocation Advisory Committee

Chair: Lynn Mahoney

Executive Secretary: Lisa Chavez

The Resource Allocation Advisory Committee is appointed by and advisory to the President on issues regarding budget policy, planning and resource allocation matters. The committee will review the consolidated University Resource Allocation Request and submit recommendations to the President. This is an administrative committee; for detailed information refer to Administrative Procedure 212 in the Administrative Manual.

Student representative appointee is the A.S.I. President...

Retention and Graduation Planning Group
Risk Management and Safety Committee

Risk Management and Safety Committee

Meeting Time/Day: 1st Wednesday of each month, 1:40 pm - 2:55 pm

Chair: Kevin Brady

The Risk Management and Safety Committee advise in the formulation of policies that ensure the health and safety of all members of the campus community and provide economical protection of the University's resources. The Risk Management and Safety Committee will form ad hoc advisory subcommittees to address issues related to the operation of the committee. This is an administrative committee; for detailed information refer to Administrative Procedure No. 009 in the Administrative Manual.

A.S.I. Committee Goals and Expectations

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Space Allocation and Building Use (U-SU)
Strategic Planning Coordination Committee

Chair: Provost & VP for Academic Affairs

The Strategic Planning Coordination Committee is charted with the development, review, and assessment of the strategic plan for the University. The role of the committee is to facilitate communication about the strategic planning process. This is an administrative committee; for detailed information refer to Administrative Procedure No. 022 in the Administrative Manual.

Student representative appointee is the A.S.I. President or Designee.

A.S.I. Committee Goals and Expectations

  • To...
Student Educational Equity Advisory Committee

Student Educational Equity Advisory Committee

Meeting Time/Day: 1st and 3rd week; Thursdays; 9:25 - 10:40 am
Location: Administration Building Rm. 313

Chair: Pending

Executive Secretary: Jennifer Miller, Dean of Students

Student Educational Equity Advisory Committee to the Vice President for Student Life studies, recommends, and acts as the principal advisory body on all matters pertaining to student educational equity. The committee will address the underrepresentation of certain groups as characterized by socioeconomic and demographic factors. It is the purpose of the committee to promote efforts by the University to provide meaningful educational access to heretofore...

Student Fee Policy Advisory Committee

Student Fee Policy Advisory Committee

Meeting Time/Day: As needed

Chair: Lisa Chavez

Recording Secretary: Jill Carnahan

Established by and advisory to the University President on proposed fee actions for all student fees. Review on an annual basis a report on the use of SSF funds.

The Fee Advisory Committee will be comprised of five (5) members:

1. Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) President or designee;

2. Two (2) A.S.I. representatives at large, appointed by ASI;

3. Academic Senate Chair or designee; and,

4. Vice President for Administration and Chief...

Student Grievance Committee

Student Grievance Committee

Meeting Time/Day: Meets as Needed

Chair: TBD

Membership: Three Representatives, all of different majors that alternate upon request

The Student Grievance Committee enables students to seek redress for complaints or grievances (referred to as "grievances") that allegedly resulted in injury to the student. A grievance arises from any alleged unauthorized or unjustified act or decision by a member of the faculty, staff, and/or management employee which adversely affects the status, rights, or privileges of a student.

The Committee, through its panel, will conduct...

Student Health Advisory Committee

Student Health Advisory Committee

Meeting Time/Day: Monthly on Wednesdays; regular time is established at first meeting each year

Chair: Raymond Lomax

The mission of the Student Health Advisory Committee is to serve as a student organization for individuals interested in promoting health related issues on campus and to identify and represent all groups of the student body. SHAC is composed of interested students that volunteer their time and work as liaisons between the student body and the student health center to better respond to student needs.

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) will advise the President on campus health services programs. The SHAC is comprised of...

Student Policy Committee

Student Policy Committee

Meeting Time/Day: 1st and 3rd week, Tuesdays, 9:25 am - 10:40 am

Chair: Mitch Fryling

Executive Secretary: Nancy Wada-McKee

Recording Secretary: Rosa Chavez

The Student Policy Committee has the following responsibilities:

To recommend policy related to student services and student affairs including, but not limited to, student educational equity, counseling, financial aid, health, learning assistance, orientation, outreach, placement, programs for special groups, records, recruitment, registration, retention, student activities, student discipline, testing, and...

University Academic Appeals Board Committee

University Academic Appeals Board Committee

Meeting Time/Day: 1st Friday of each month from 10:00 am - 11:50 am

Chair: Pending

The University Academic Appeals Board shall review all appeals. The Board shall determine, within twenty (20) days of receipt of the written request, whether or not the grievance or appeal warrants further review. If the Board determines that the case does not warrant further review, the board shall notify the student of this decision, in writing.

For more inforamation you can go to the Cal State L.A.Student Conduct Office webpage: LINK or copy the following into your browser...

Standing Committees

A.S.I. Board of Directors

A.S.I. Board of Directors

Meeting Time/Day: Thursdays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: U-SU Board Rm. 303AB

The purposes and function of the Board of Directors (B.O.D.) shall:

  1. Act as a governing board for the A.S.I.
  2. Act as a steward to the student funds
  3. Act as a learning laboratory for student leadership
A.S.I. Bylaws and Codes of Procedures

A.S.I. Bylaws and Codes of Procedures

Meeting Time/Day: Every Other Monday at 12pm-1:30pm
Location: U-SU Boardroom 303

The Bylaws and Codes of Procedure Committee of the Associated Students, Incorporated (A.S.I.) of California State University, Los Angeles. It shall be the purpose and function of the Bylaws and Codes of Procedure Committee to ensure that the governing documents, policies and procedures of A.S.I. are in compliance with Title V of the Administrative Code of the State of California, Policy and Directives of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, Policies of the CSLA, the Articles of Incorporation, and the Bylaws.

What is the composition of the A.S.I. Bylaws and...

A.S.I. Funding Sub-Committee

Authority and Function

Section 1 - Authority

These codes shall act as the governing procedures for the Funding Sub-committee, a sub-committee of the Finance Committee, hereafter referred to as the Funding Committee.

  • A. This committee is only granted the Authority for Allocations. This sole authority of taking action on funding proposals is referenced in Article IV, Section 1, of the Finance Committee Code of Procedure - Policy 201.
  • B. As is the nature of a sub-committee; the Finance Committee, and ultimately the Board of Directors (B....
A.S.I. Strategic Planning Committee

What does the Strategic Planning Committee do?

It is the responsibility of the Strategic Planning Committee to assist the Board of Directors in recommending and directing, for their approval, the Associated Students, Inc. BOD towards their vision. The following is a partial list of tasks for which the committee is responsible.

  • Periodically reassess the mission and vision statement.
  • Analyze the current environment surrounding A.S.I.
  • Create, reevaluate, and modify the short-term and long-term plan as necessary.
  • Recommend goals,...
Cabinet of Academic Senators and Shared Governance Committee

Cabinet of Senators shall coordinate, plan, and be responsible for the actions of the academic governance units of A.S.I. The Cabinet of Academic Senators (CAS) meets with the University Academic Senate (governed by faculty) to actively engage in the process of shared governance of the university

Cabinet of College Representatives

The purpose and function of the Cabinet of College Representatives is to support college representatives by opening lines of communication and collaboration within the unit.

Under the direct supervision of the A.S.I. President the college representatives work together to ensure open lines of communication and collaboration within the unit. They also:

  • Strengthen the communication amongst all college representatives by sharing developments, programs, and concerns within each college.
  • Assess and identify students' needs and develop strong strategies of...
Cabinet of Commissioners

The Cabinet of Commissioners of the Associated Students, Incorporated (A.S.I.) of California State University, Los Angeles will

A. Plan the activities of the administrative units of A.S.I., which include:

  • 1. The A.S.I. Elections
  • 2. Advocacy & Outreach
  • 3. Public Relations
  • 4. Spirit & Pride Initiatives
  • 5. Housing Support Initiatives

B. All actions of the C.O.C must be reported to the Board of Directors (B.O.D.). On receiving report

of the actions taken, the B.O.D may decide...

Environmental Policy Committee

The Environmental Policy Committee formulates and encourages the adoption of policies that will make A.S.I.'s internal practices more environmentally sustainable. In addition the committee also seeks:

  1. To collaborate with Cal State L.A. administrators to formulate and encourage the adoption of policies that will make Cal State L.A. a more environmentally sustainable campus,
  2. To educate the on-campus community on the topic of environmental sustainability and environmental justice,
  3. To formulate and encourage the adoption of policies that will make...

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee coordinates the information, programs, projects, and problems to be considered by the Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors. The Executive Committee shall also provide general policy guidelines, and make specific policy decisions, in place of the entire Board of Directors only when the BOD cannot be called together to act on an emergency matter.

All policy decisions of the Executive Committee shall be reported to the BOD and may be overturned by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the BOD present at the meeting.

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Meeting Time/Day: Friday's Biweekly from noon - 2 pm
Location: Please check our meeting calendar for the next meeting

The Finance Committees acts on behalf of the BOD in all matters pertaining to income appropriation, and the safeguarding of Associated Students, Inc. funds. The Finance Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding allocation of funds. The committee also prepares an annual budget which must be submitted to the Associated Students, Inc. BOD in sufficient time for review and approval in accordance with Article VI, Section 4 of these Bylaws. The Finance Committee also has the responsibility for recommending the most appropriate investments.

What is the...

Funding Committee Meeting

Funding Committee Meeting

Meeting Time/Day: Every other Friday
Location: TBD

The Funding Sub-committee is a sub-committee of the Finance Committee, hereafter referred to as the Funding Committee.

  • A. This committee is only granted the Authority for Allocations. This sole authority of taking action on funding proposals is referenced in Article IV, Section 1, of the Finance Committee Code of Procedure - Policy 201.
  • B. As is the nature of a sub-committee; the Finance Committee, and ultimately the Board of Directors (B.O.D.), have the power to reverse or change any action, or supplement for any lack of action, taken in this committee....
General Election Committee

The purpose and function of the A.S.I. General Elections Committee is to:

  1. Market A.S.I. and successfully recruit new members throughout the year but especially for the spring general elections.
  2. Recommend the dates and times for all A.S.I. Elections to the B.O.D.
  3. Assist the VPA and Elections and Orientations Commissioner with organizing and marketing every aspect of the general elections process.
  4. Develop an Elections Packet with a candidate's application for office for distribution at opening of the filing period.
  5. Publicize...
Legislative Affairs & Advocacy Committee

What is the Legislative Affairs Committee?

The Legislative Affairs Committee's charge is to review, research, and make recommendations on, but not limited to, legislation emanating from the California State Legislature and United States Congress. This is an A.S.I. Internal Committee.

What does the Legislative Affairs Committee do?

It shall be the purpose and function of the Legislative Affairs Committee to:

  • Recommend a list of legislative priorities and recommended action to the B.O.D. for approval by the third regularly...
Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee shall act on behalf of the BOD in all matters concerning employees of the corporation. Such actions shall be in accordance with Title V of the Administrative Code of the State of California, Policies and Directives of the Board of Trustees of the California State University and Colleges, Policies of the University, the Articles of Incorporation, and the A.S.I. Bylaws.

The Personnel Committee makes recommendations to the BOD regarding hiring employees, dismissing employees, establishing policies regarding employee benefits, responsibilities, compensation,...

Shared Governance Council Meeting

The purpose and function of the Shared Governance Council (SGC) of the Associated Students, Inc. (A.S.I.) of California State University, Los Angeles.

  • A. Review, research and make recommendations on, but not limited to, Academic and Administrative policy affecting students.
  • B. Maintain active communication to the student body regarding but not limited to Academic and Administrative Affairs by creating resolutions, white papers, utilizing media outlets etc.
  • C. Work with all appropriate areas in order to ensure that genuine Shared Governance is being...
University Council of Clubs and Organizations

The University Council of Clubs and Organizations (U.C.C.O.). strives to promote and encourage student clubs and organizations to be aware of and participate in the campus governance of California State University, Los Angeles. The U.C.C.O. serves as a forum for communication and cooperation between officially recognized clubs and organizations and A.S.I.