University Boards and Committees

Associated Students of ASU
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Join a campus committee or board

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Being involved in a University Board and Committee allows students an opportunity to shape the ASU experience, share their ideas, and represent their peers.

University Boards and Committees constitute a branch of the Associated Students of ASU and are directly appointed by the ASASU Council of Presidents (COP). Each University Board and Committee is made up of members from each campus and shares reports and updates directly to their USG or GPSA President.  

Have an idea you would like a board or committee to work on? Submit your idea today!

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2019-2020 application form

Applications open April 1 and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the school year begins.

Common Questions and Answers

Am I qualified to apply?
If (1) your cumulative GPA meets the minimum ASASU requirements of 2.33, (2) you are in good academic standing, and (3) you are an undergraduate enrolled in at least 6 credit hours or a graduate student who is continuously enrolled, then you are qualified to apply! NOTE: Incoming freshman can apply and participate in any board and committee, except the University Hearing Board and Residency Classification Appeals Board.
Will I hear back that my application has been received?
Yes, you will receive a message that your application has been received.
Will I hear back if I am not appointed?
Yes, but not until after all nominations have been selected. Which can take several weeks/months as the applications open April 1 and applicants are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
How long does the process take?
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. All appointments for positions will be filled and applicants will be notified if appointed between April and August via their asu email.
Who is responsible for making/approving the appointments?
Each Undergraduate Student Government President along with the Graduate and Professional Student Association President is responsible for reviewing the applicants for their respective campus. Their nominations are then sent to the V.P. of EOSS for final approval. Upon approval, students will be notified of their appointment via their asu email.
Is it a rolling process or is there a deadline?
Applications are received on a rolling basis from April to August until all positions are filled.
How many University Boards and Committees can I apply to?
We recommend to serve on no more than three committees and/or boards.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment will average 1-2 meetings per month totaling 2-4 hours a month. While most Boards and Committees will not begin meeting until August, some may ask for summer commitments.
Where do the meetings take place?
Many University Boards and Committees meet at the Tempe location with call-in and teleconference options.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Rosenkrantz, Assistant Director of Associated Students of ASU

 

Boards and Committees

  ASU Commission on the Status of Women

What they do:
The Commission was created in 1991 to monitor the advancement of women at ASU in three major areas: equity, career development, and climate. Since its inception, the Commission has sponsored and hosted many events and activities that have helped to increase the status of women at ASU.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Annual holiday drive where they collect donations for valley foster children; Co-Sponsor Annual Professional Development conference with Staff Council in October.

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats, four graduate seats - one per campus

  Committee on Campus Inclusion

What they do:
The Committee on Campus Inclusion (CCI) promotes appreciation of diversity and respect for all individuals, while also protecting free speech and academic freedom. They educate the ASU community about civility, justice, and diversity.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Sponsor and host the Campus Inclusion Catalyst Awards.

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats, four graduate seats - one per campus

  Disability Advocacy and Awareness Committee

What they do:
The committee is advisory to the senior vice president for Educational Outreach and Student Services regarding programs, policies, and services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. This committee is committed to ensuring equal and fair access and opportunity in education, employment, and full participation for all people.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Review student complaints about ADA accessibility and other disability services.

How many seats?
Eight undergraduate seats - two per campus, two graduate seats

  Facilities Fee Board

What they do:
The board works with Education Outreach and Student Services administrators to review and propose enhancements of existing facilities and to review the planning and development of new student service facilities to meet the needs of the growing student population.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Helping plan and build the Student Pavilion at Tempe Campus; Student Center @ the Post Office at Downtown Phoenix Campus; SDFC at all campus locations; Memorial Union and Polytechnic Union renovations.

How many seats?
Eight undergraduate seats - two per campus, two graduate seats

  Family Resources Advisory Board

What they do:
The board is advisory to the coordinator of ASU Family Resources. Its focus is on programs, policies, and services for students, staff and faculty with child, elder and other dependent care needs.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Increased lactation room availability around campus; Review and award the childcare grants.

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats- one per campus, two graduate seats

  MLK Jr. Planning Committee

What they do:
This committee plans and coordinates events and activities for the annual recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Plan yearly MLK Jr. Day Celebrations on each campus.

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats, four graduate seats - one per campus

  Parking and Transit Advisory Board

What they do:
This board works with Parking and Transit administrators to review and propose enhancements of existing services and development of new services to meet the needs of the growing student population.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Modified intercampus shuttle schedules, including but not limited to the West Express and weekend shuttles; Advocated for all garages to be “pay to park.”

How many seats?
Eight undergraduate seats - two per campus, two graduate seats

  Parking Citations Appeals Board

What they do:
This is a decision-making board authorized by the Arizona Board of Regents to hear appeals on parking appeals officers’ decisions regarding sanctions for parking and bicycle violations.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Review various parking appeals presented by students.

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats, four graduate seats - one per campus

  Public Safety Advisory Committee

What they do:
The mission of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) is to make recommendations to assist the ASU Police Department (ASU PD) to be responsive to the needs of the campuses and local communities and to provide the university administration with a vehicle to receive regular input on issues surrounding crime abatement, law enforcement, public safety, and emergency preparedness

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Conduct annual safety walks with ASU PD; Host events to promote safety and security on campus including but not limited to coffee with cops, self-defense classes, and more!

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats, four graduate seats - one per campus

  Student Health Advisory Board

What they do:
The committee is advisory to Educational Outreach and Student Services regarding policies, educational programs, services, and future directions for Student Health.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Instrumental in extending hours of counseling and health services; advocated for tobacco free campus.

How many seats?
Eight undergraduate seats - two per campus, two graduate seats

  Sun Devil Fitness Board of Governors

What they do:
The board is advisory to Educational Outreach and Student Services administrators on matters of general policies and budget for the Recreational Sports Program and the Sun Devil Fitness Student Recreation Complex.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Review programs and services provided at the SDFC locations.

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats - one per campus, three graduate seats

  Game Day Operations Advisory Board

What they do:
The board works with Educational Outreach and Student Services and Sun Devil Athletics officials to implement the student athletic fee, enhance existing services, and develop new services to meet the needs of the growing student population.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Select giveaways for home games; assist with planning entertainment for home sporting events; increase spirit, pride, and tradition at all sporting events.

How many seats?
Eight undergraduate seats - two per campus, two graduate seats

  Sustainability Advocacy and Awareness Board

What they do:
The Sustainability Advocacy and Awareness Board promotes and reviews sustainability initiatives that impact students and the ASU Community.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
This board is in its second year and is currently working on various projects to promote and enhance sustainability efforts on ASU’s campus.

How many seats?
Eight undergraduate seats - two per campus, two graduate seats

  Technology Advisory Board

What they do:
The board works with University Technology officials to review and propose enhancements of existing services and development of new services to meet the needs of the growing student population.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Increased WiFi on Tempe Sun Devil Intramural Field; provided feedback on MyASU developments; served on the committee that selected Canvas as the new learning management platform.

How many seats?
Four undergraduate seats- one per campus, one graduate seat

  University Hearing Board

What they do:
This board is a hearing and appellate board for alleged student violations of the Student Code of Conduct. It recommends appropriate sanctions that are advisory and subject to the approval of the president. If selected you will be assigned 1-2 cases per semester and depending on schedule availability. This board only hears cases that could end in suspension or expulsion. Members will also undergo specialized training which is provided at the beginning of each semester.

How many seats?
numerous undergraduate and graduate seats

  Veterans Advocacy and Affairs Committee

What they do:
This board supports veteran, active duty, and reserve service ASU students in streamlining information, concerns and suggestions to the University regarding both veteran advocacy and affairs.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Advocated for additional Veterans services on all campus locations.

How many seats?
Eight undergraduate seats - two per campus, two graduate seats

  International Student Affairs Committee

What they do:
This committee's goal is to improve and enhance the ASU experience of all International students at ASU. The committee meets at least once a month to discuss any issues and corresponding solutions concerning ASU International students.

Examples of previous projects/decisions:
Instrumental in developing an International Student Orientation.

How many seats?
Two undergraduates and two graduate students per location