California State Uiversity, Long Beach

POLICY STATEMENT APPROVED

Minutes 1/15/71 AS (SA) 71-1

ESTABLISHMENT OF STUDENT DEPARTMENTAL ASSOCIATIONS

PREAMBLE


This document shall be used as the basis for deciding which departmental student association shall be recognized by the Associated Students for purposes of funding in those cases where there are disputes as to who represents the students of that department. It shall not be construed as limiting the number of student organizations in any department. It is hoped that the students in any department and the department itself will cooperate in building student associations.

I. The purpose of the Associations shall be to:

A. Improve communications among students of a department or school.

B. Improve communications between students and faculty.

C. Encourage student participation in academic decision making.

II. The procedures for the establishment of the Associations shall be as follows:

A. A group of majors from a department shall submit a petition of application containing at least 51% of the signatures of the majors of that department.

B. A Student Association may be established by the consent of the department without going through procedure A.

C. In either A or B the group must have a properly ratified, written constitution on file in that department, and in the Student Affairs Office.

 

III. When the conditions in I1 have been met, the group shall be recognized as the student association of that department for purposes of implementing I.A., B., and C., above, and for eligibility to receive Associated Students funds. In case of disagreement in matters of recognition, the matter shall be decided by the Student Affairs Council.

AS AMENDED AND APPROVED BY THE ACADEMIC SENATE 11/20/70

APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE 12/19/70.