Sac State University Policy Manual

Student Office Holders, Qualifications for

Policy Administrator: Vice President of Student Affairs
Authority: PM 07-01, 99-08, 98-07
Effective Date: November 18, 1999
Updated: January 2007
Index Cross-References:
Policy File Number: UMS16400.htm

QUALIFICATIONS FOR STUDENT OFFICE HOLDERS

 

  • Minimum Qualifications

Given the representative, fiduciary, legal, and other long-range policy making responsibilities of student office holders, it is the policy of California State University, Sacramento (hereafter referred to as Sacramento State) that student office holders have an obligation to demonstrate academic involvement, achievement, and progress.

All student office holders must be matriculated at Sacramento State maintaining a minimum overall on campus grade point average (GPA) each term as described below, must be in good standing, and must not be on probation of any kind.  This requirement applies to all elected and appointed positions of Associated Students, Inc. of California State University, Sacramento, including student representatives to systemwide and university committees, as well as the University Union Board of Directors and student representative offices within recognized campus clubs and organizations.

These requirements are minimum qualifications.  Organizations may establish additional requirements provided that the requirements do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, sex (unless exempt under Title IX, Section 901a), disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.

 

  • Additional Requirements

 

    • Student Government Offices

 

The Bylaws of the Associated Students, Incorporated, California State University, Sacramento prescribe additional qualifications, including, but not limited to, higher academic achievement, unit load before and during term of office, and maximum allowable units to hold office, required for specific offices.  The current Bylaws are available for review at the ASI Office (University Union) or on-line at “www.asi.csus.edu.”

 

Minimum G.P.A. for Candidates and Incumbents: 2.50
Candidate and Incumbent Unit Load: Undergraduate – 7 units each semester
Graduate – 4 units each semester

Incumbent Maximum Unit Load toward specific degree objective:

Undergraduate – 150 semester units or 125%, whichever is greater

Graduate or Credential – 50 semester units or 167%, whichever is greater
Candidate Residency:

Executive Officer – 45 overall semester units recognized by Sacramento State; 12 units (9 units for graduate students) must have been earned at Sacramento State in the twelve months preceding the semester in which the election is held and 6 units (undergraduate or graduate) in the semester (excluding intersession and summer session)prior to the semester in which the election is held

Director – 6 semester units in the semester (excluding intersession and summer session) prior to the semester in which the election is held

  • System Committee Appointments
Minimum G.P.A. for Appointees and Incumbents: 2.00
Appointee and Incumbent Unit Load: Undergraduate – 7 units each semester

Graduate – 4 units each semester

Incumbent Maximum Unit Load toward specific degree objective:

Undergraduate – 150 semester units or 125%, whichever is greater

Graduate or Credential – 50 semester units or 167%, whichever is greater
Candidate Residency: Undergraduate - 6 units in semester prior to appointment

Graduate and credential – 6 semester units of continuous attendance as a new graduate or credential student to be eligible.  Graduate and credential students who receive a bachelor’s degree or credential within the past three years from Sacramento State must have earned a total of 12 semester units during their last year as an undergraduate to be eligible.

Under extraordinary circumstances the campus president may make an exception to the
requirements for unit load, maximum allowable units, residency and GPA.

  • Other Representative Officers
Minimum G.P.A. for Candidates and Incumbents: 2.00
Candidate and Incumbent Unit Load: Undergraduate – 7 units each semester

Graduate – 4 units each semester

Incumbent Maximum Unit Load toward specific degree objective:

Undergraduate – 150 semester units or 125%, whichever is greater

Graduate or Credential – 50 semester units or 167%, whichever is greater
Candidate Residency:

Organizations may specify additional requirements for office holders in their bylaws provided they do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, sex (unless exempt under Title IX, Section 901a), disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.  A copy of the bylaws must be on file in the Student Activities Office.

 

Approved by Alexander Gonzalez, President

October 2, 2008