Systemwide Committees 2018-03-06T10:35:04+00:00


To better the California State University (CSU) student experience, several systemwide committees have been developed to provide resources, best practices, and policies, addressing issues that impact the 23 California State University campuses. In efforts to increase shared governance, the CSU Office of the Chancellor has encouraged the appointment of CSU students to provide their unique perspectives in suggesting “policies, procedures, and practices that can strengthen shared governance in the CSU at the system level.” While systemwide committees address broad areas, each uniquely impacts student success. Additionally, in order to increase accessibility to students, the CSU Office of the Chancellor covers costs associated with travel and lodging for student systemwide committee members.


Each year, the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) is granted the opportunity to nominate CSU students to serve on a number of systemwide committees, representing students of the California State University system. Upon the deadline of the applications, the CSSA President, in consultation of the CSSA Board of Directors, will nominate students to the CSU Office of the Chancellor to any committee vacancies for one or two year terms. Upon verification of eligibility of the nominees, the CSU Office of the Chancellor will make the official appointments to the committees.


CSU students interested in applying to serve on a systemwide committee will utilize the following process:

  1. Ensure you have met and intend to meet the requirements prescribed by the CSU Office of the Chancellor Coded Memo AA-2012-05 (page 3).
  2. Review the 2018/2019 committee vacancies, including term length and number of vacancies.
  3. Review the 2018/2019 Systemwide Committees Information Packet and gather the information required.
  4. Submit your ‘2018/2019 Systemwide Committees Application’ on or before the deadline.
Committee NameTerm Length’17 Vacancies**
Admission Advisory Council1 Year (June 2018 – May 2019)1
General Education Advisory Committee1 Year (June 2018 – May 2019)2
Honorary Degrees, Trustees’ Subcommittee1 Year (June 2018 – May 2019)1
Institute for Teaching and Learning Board1 Year (June 2018 – May 2019)1
Services to Students with Disabilities Advisory Committee2 Years (June 2018 – May 2020)1
Student Health Services Advisory Committee2 Years (June 2018 – May 2020)1
Student Mental Health Services2 Years (June 2018 – May 2020)0
Summer Arts Advisory Council2 Years (June 2018 – May 2020)0

*All term cycles are June 1 – May 30
***These are expected vacancies and are subject to change