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Grant for Students Seeking Election
ASI offers a grant for students seeking to run for
office. ASI will award up to 10 grants, each worth up to
$125 as reimbursement of campaign costs. This grant will reduce
financial barriers to students seeking to run for office in ASI
Elections. The ASI Election Grant may only be utilized for items
that must be claimed on the Campaign Expenditure report form and
meet all ASI Election Code Standards. Students may apply for the
2021 ASI Election Grant in the Candidate Applications. The
deadline for all applications to apply is 4:00PM on Friday,
March 5, 2021.
Checklists for Eligibility
Each applicant will be notified by the ASI Executive Director if
they meet eligibility requirements as determined by the Vice
President of Student Affairs Office. Some of these requirements
include grade point average (GPA), residency units, and “good
An interactive workshop will be held which will walk
you through each of the steps of candidacy and create or improve
your campaigning toolkit. Click on the ZOOM link below to
attend. FREE and open to all Sac State students.
How to Run for Student Government Workshop – February 5,
A $9,000 to $18,000 scholarship is awarded to all ASI student
Board of Directors to help off-set the cost of their education.
Receive Priority II registration.
Exchange your student parking pass for a staff parking pass.
Internship and career opportunities.
Great resume building experience.
Build leadership skills.
Excellent networking opportunities.
Special University invitations.
Opportunity to represent the student body.
Become a part of Sac State history.
Ability to make real change on campus.
The President shall function as the Board’s Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) and shall oversee all administrative and financial
operations of ASCSUS.
The President shall act as the representative of the
membership in matters pertaining to campus activities and
The President shall ensure that the membership is adequately
represented in matters outside of the campus. This shall
include, but not be limited to, CSU system-wide policies, CSU
Trustee policy, student lobbying in the State Legislature, and
relations with other student governments.
The President shall ensure that the membership is adequately
represented at the California State Student Association (CSSA)
Board of Directors meetings. The President, or the President’s
designee, shall also hold the official vote on behalf of
Sacramento State at all CSSA Board of Directors meetings.
The President shall evaluate every Board member each
semester, no earlier than the 12th week and no later than the
14th week of each semester.
The President shall assign duties to the Board that enhance
the ability of ASCSUS to benefit the students.
The President shall have responsibility for making all
appointments regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender,
age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
The President shall serve as the representative unifying
voice of the diverse student population of CSU, Sacramento.
He/she shall express the interests of the students at all times
during his/her term in office.
The President, in conjunction with the Executive Director, shall
have the authority to contact corporate legal counsel for advice
regarding affairs of ASCSUS as necessary:
The Executive Director will receive notice of said advice
except for matters concerning the Executive Director.
Directors may require that the President contact counsel for
advice regarding affairs of ASCSUS.
After the advice has been given, counsel shall present a
summary of this advice, in writing, to the Board.
In the event of the absence of the conviction of the
Executive Director, the ASCSUS President shall notify in writing
the Vice President for Administration and the ASCSUS Board of
Directors of any loss of property of unauthorized acts committed
or alleged to have been committed by any officer or employee of
ASCSUS within twelve (12) hours of any incidence of actual or
suspected theft, defalcation, fraud, or other irregularity
involving auxiliary organization funds, property or other
Executive Vice President
The EVP shall function as the Board’s Chief Operating
The EVP may be the Board’s official representative on all
financial award committees, unless otherwise stipulated in these
The EVP in conjunction with the President shall appoint
(pending Board approval) and oversee all internal committees and
work teams to ensure their proper operation and productivity.
(See Internal Bureaus 400.1)
The EVP shall appoint (pending Board approval) the Vice Chair
and Secretary of the ASCSUS Board of Directors. Both Vice Chair
and Secretary are charged with attending Executive Committee
meetings. The Vice Chair shall chair the Board in the
absence of the Executive Vice President. The Secretary
shall ensure that minutes of all meetings of the Board are kept
and maintained and be in charge of maintaining the Board of
The EVP shall chair the meetings of the Board of Directors
and establish reporting deadlines for Board members, committees,
work teams and staff.
The EVP shall hold two (2) student open forums per semester
to allow students, to express: opinions, concerns, suggestions,
questions, and ideas to the Board.
The EVP shall be responsible for publicizing ASCSUS
proceedings in accordance with the Bylaws, Operating Rules, and
appropriate governing documents.
The EVP shall work in conjunction with the ASI Executive
Director to plan and implement the Board of Director’s
transition, orientations, retreats, including strategic planning
sessions, and development.
The EVP shall place non-controversial items on the Consent
The EVP shall, in conjunction with the President, appoint
(pending Board approval) a Parliamentarian in case of vacancy of
the Parliamentarian position. The Parliamentarian shall be an
The EVP shall be charged with the duty of documenting and
enforcing all Board accountability.
The EVP shall be able to hold Board Members accountable
by having a “three strikes” policy. Each “strike” would be in
response to a Director’s failure to regularly meet one of
their duties as stated in the ASCSUS Bylaws and Operating
Rules. The EVP shall give an elected Director a strike in
agreement with the President and after three strikes said
Director would be removed from their position. Emergency
legislation may then be submitted to retain the member. The
ASI President, in consultation with the Executive Director,
would be responsible for holding this “three strikes” policy
against the EVP.
The EVP shall complete other duties as assigned by the ASCSUS
President, the Board of Directors or these Operating Rules.
Vice President of Finance
The VPF shall function as the Board’s Chief Financial Officer
The VPF in conjunction with the President shall appoint
(pending Board approval) and oversee all financial councils. (See
Internal Bureaus 400.1)
The VPF shall review all legislation of financial impact
prior to Board review (including Working Board Meetings).
The VPF shall oversee the development and implementation of
the annual ASCSUS budget.
The VPF shall report to the Board of Directors in his/her
board report an update of the financial situation of the ASCSUS
including quarterly updates on the financial situation of ASCSUS
The VPF shall oversee the National Travel Funds in
partnership with the ASI Director of Finance and Administration,
pursuant to section 400.4.
The VPF shall complete other duties as assigned by the ASCSUS
President, the Board of Directors or these Operating Rules.
Vice President of University Affairs
The VPUA shall function as the Board’s shared governance
The VPUA shall be responsible for coordinating student
representation on all university committees, boards, and
The VPUA is responsible for ensuring that each ASI student
representative is empowered to sit on a committee and prepared
for the task at hand. This includes providing a committee
handbook and current information about said committee.
The VPUA is charged with the responsibility to orient each
new committee member to the ASI Government Office, meeting with
each student to explain ASI and prepare him or her for the year
The VPUA shall also be responsible for recruiting students to
get involved with ASI including attending New and Transfer
Student Orientations, in the summer and winter sessions (if
The VPUA shall define the absence policy with regard to ASI
representation on internal and university committees at the
beginning of the academic year to be stated on the committee
contract. The VPUA shall also monitor representatives’ adherence
to the policy and address any attendance concerns.
The VPUA shall hold a semester forum with all the students
appointed to committees.
The VPUA shall call for a committee report of all appointed
committee members, in both internal and university positions, at
the midpoint and end of the year. This should include the
student’s experiences on the committee, ideas for improvement, as
well as reports about the committee’s progress.
The VPUA shall serve as the liaison between University
Committees and the Board of Directors.
The VPUA or designee shall serve as the ASI representative to
the Union Well Inc. Board of Directors.
The VPUA shall work with the Student Technology Center (STC)
on campus to promote ASI programs and work to bring awareness to
the resources on campus for student use, especially the STC
workshops and programs.
The VPUA shall meet with University Administrators that are
charged with student safety and affairs once a semester so that
they can successfully assess the needs of the students from the
administrative standpoint. Administrators shall include:
Associate Vice President for Student Success and Support
Vice President of Student Affairs
The VPUA shall interact closely with the Office of
Governmental Affairs to stay informed about issues affecting the
University on all levels.
The VPUA shall meet monthly with the CSSA Liaison in order to
stay current on issues affecting the entire CSU system.
The VPUA shall attend one (1) CSSA plenary meeting a semester
to stay apprised of California State University (CSU) system wide
The VPUA shall meet with the Director of the Office of
Governmental Affairs to stay informed about legislation that may
come before the legislature, specifically legislation affecting
Sacramento State (CSUS) and California State University (CSU)
VPUA, or designee, shall complete these or other duties as
assigned by the ASCSUS President, the Board of Directors or these
Vice President of Academic Affairs
The VPAA shall function as the Board’s representative
responsible for all academic related issues such as, but not
limited to: recruitment, enrollment, graduation, diversity,
advising, and curriculum.
The VPAA shall be the official liaison between the ASCSUS
Board of Directors, CSUS Division of Academic Affairs, and all
academic enhancement, programs, committees, Boards, commissions,
The VPAA shall be responsible for aiding students in
understanding the process of the Student Grievance Procedures,
Students Rights and Responsibilities, and the Grade Appeal
Process which are outlined in the CSUS University Manual.
By the sixth week of the fall semester, the VPAA shall
present an academic plan to the Board of Directors that outlines
how they will advocate for policy or institutional changes to
address the academic issues students are facing. The VPAA shall
report regularly to the ASI Board of Directors on Faculty Senate
activities related to this academic plan.
The VPAA shall meet at least once a semester with each
College Director to discuss academic issues related to their
respective College and to develop action plans, if needed, to
advocate on these issues.
The VPAA shall meet at least once a semester with the
following CSUS administrators to discuss mutual academic issues
that can be addressed by the ASI Board of Directors, Faculty
Senate and CSUS Administration:
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student
Executive Director of University Initiatives and Student
Director of Career Center and Academic Advising
Chair of the Faculty Senate
University Grade Appeal Manager
The VPAA shall attend at least one conference or CSU Academic
Senate per year, which addresses academic issues relevant to
The VPAA shall sit as a member on at least one of the
following committees: Faculty Senate Standing Policy Committees
(Academic Policies Committee, G.E./Graduation Policies
Requirement Committee, Faculty Policies Committee, Curriculum
Policies Committee, and Graduate Studies Policies Committee.)
The VPAA, or designee shall sit as a member on the Strategic
Planning Council, Educational Equity Committee, Faculty Senate
Committee on Diversity and Equity, and Faculty Senate Academic
Information Technology Committee.
The VPAA must have regular meetings with appointed designees
to discuss academic issues and to develop action plans, if needed
to advocate on these issues. In addition, the VPAA shall
incorporate updates and discussions from all the above listed
committees into their monthly Board Report.
The VPAA shall sit as a member of and attend all Faculty
Senate and Faculty Senate Executive Meetings and report back to
the Board on pertinent issues that may require Board action.
The VPAA shall chair the Academic Affairs Advisory Council,
which shall meet at least once a month.
The VPAA shall interview the students nominated by the
Colleges to serve on the Grade Appeal Panel, as outlined by the
university policy, and forward recommendations to the ASI
The VPAA shall complete other duties as assigned by the
ASCSUS President, the Board of Directors or these Operating
The VPAA, in coordination with the Executive & Board
Associate, shall facilitate ASI’s partnership with Capital Public
Radio to support the Public Radio Experience (P.R.E.) Internship
and Scholarship Award each academic semester by:
Participating in candidate interviews with Capital Public
Radio staff, as able, to provide input on candidate
Coordinate an end of semester report to the ASI Board of
Directors, in which the intern shares the impact of
experiences during their P.R.E. internship.
Provide ASI’s shared financial contribution to support
the P.R.E. Scholarship Award and reports the scholarship to
Financial Aid Office.
A. Scholarship Criteria
Students must be enrolled at Sacramento State at the time of
application and during the internship.
Students must be in good academic standing.
Students must have completed at least one semester at
Undergraduate students must hold at least a 2.5 Grade Point
Average (GPA); Graduate Students must hold at least a 3.0 GPA.
Students must be available to intern for at least 12 hours
per week, for 1(one) academic semester.
B. Required Application Materials
Completed P.R.E. Application Form
A one page, double spaced response to one or more of the
Why are you interested in an internship at Capital Public
What do you hope to gain from your CPR internship?
Define your core strengths and skills.
C. P.R.E. Internship Award
A $1,000 scholarship award will be provided to P.R.E. Interns
upon completion of their 12 hours per week during the semester in
which they are awarded;and present a portfolio or report of their
work to the CPR Director of Human Resources andInternship
Coordinator, and to the ASI Board of Directors prior to the last
Board meeting of the internship semester.
Joint council (please see Section 200.1 G).
When referencing Directors, it is inclusive of all elected
and appointed members of the Board, excluding Ex-Officio
Directors and Advisors.
The Board of Directors shall function as the official
representatives of their said representative body.
Directors are required to keep office hours. Four (4) hours
in the office per week during the academic year will be the
minimum, not including weekly Regular and Working Board meetings.
A schedule, phone number, and location of office hours
will be filed with the Assistant to the Board no later than
the second week of the academic semester. If a Director needs
to revise their office hours for the semester, the Director
shall notify the Executive Vice President and Assistant to
If a Director cannot make his/her office hours, the
Director must notify the Executive Vice President and Board
If there is substantial reasoning to believe that a
Director is not holding their office hours as posted, the
Executive Vice President shall conduct a meeting with the
Director to review the claims. If the Executive Vice
President is the director in question, the Vice Chair shall
conduct the meeting. If it is found that the Director has not
been holding office hours, the EVP shall bring the matter
forward to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee
may, by majority vote, determine an appropriate consequence
for the Director and then recommend legislation to the Board.
Each Director shall be responsible for meeting with their
College Dean at least once a month excluding the summer and
January to discuss issues of interest pertaining to their said
representative body. The Director of Undeclared shall meet with
the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at least twice, and the
Director of Graduate Studies shall meet with the Dean of Graduate
Each College Director, with the exception of the Director
of Business, Director of Undeclared Students, and Director of
Graduate Studies, is required to CONTACT (email, phone call,
visit office hours, etc.) all of the department chairs within
their college each semester to gain a further understanding
of the departmental issues that students are facing. All
findings should be included in the monthly board report or
put together in a separate correspondence sheet.
Every director must complete seven (7) classroom and/or
student club/organization presentations per semester in order to
promote and enhance the Board of Director’s yearly Strategic
Directors must sit on at least one (1) of the ASCSUS Internal
Each Director shall sit on at least two (2) University
If a Director is in an intensive committee schedule, or
cannot fulfill the required two (2) external committees, the
EVP, in consultation with the ASCSUS Vice President of
University Affairs may excuse a director from one (1)
external committee, with approval by the Board.
Directors shall assist in recruiting students to serve on
Directors must attend all Board: strategic planning sessions,
orientations and retreats,
Board Meetings, Special Meetings, and Emergency Meetings.
Each Director will be required to attend at least ten (10)
events per semester which must include at least one (1) of the
an event hosted by the ASI Board or an ASI department;
an event hosted by the ASI Office of Governmental
a University-wide event; and
an events hosted on behalf of their representative
Each Director will be responsible for maintaining and
updating (at least twice a semester) their ASI bulletin board in
their respective academic college. In addition, the Director of
Undeclared Students and the Director of Graduate Students will
place their information
on each of the other Director’s boards and are equally
responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their portion.
Directors shall prepare a final report highlighting their
accomplishments in relationship to the strategic plan and any
recommendations for changes or continued activities to the new
Board. The final report should be submitted to the ASCSUS
Executive Vice President prior to the end of the semester. This
due date is to be determined by the Executive Vice President in
consultation with the Board Associate. The document should be
presented to the new Board during Orientation.
The Directors shall complete other duties as assigned by the
ASCSUS President, the Board of Directors or these Operating
The Executive Committee shall review board members’
compliance with the above policies upon the request of a fellow
board member, an ASI staff member, or student constituent.
Example of a Director’s Weekly Schedule
Not sure if running is the right option for you? Not sure if you
can efficiently manage a position on the ASI Board of Directors,
School and have some free time? ASI has contacted one of our
Directors and by following the link below, this schedule can help
you with the decision of running for office, while providing a
great source of information on time commitments and maintaining
some free time.
Thank you for your interest in a position on the Associated
Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors. The 2021 General
Election will be held April 7th and 8th. Candidates for the ASI
Board of Directors must complete the Candidate Election
Application for ASI Presidential Ticket or Independent
Candidate Election Application before 4:00 pm, March 5, 2021.
If any questions please call the ASI Government Office at