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Associated Students’ Response to HSU Budget Reduction

ASSOCIATED STUDENT’S RESPONSE TO HSU BUDGET REDUCTION

ADOPTED NOVEMBER 4, 2002

Whereas,      Humboldt State University is facing budget cuts and will likely be

                facing more budget cuts in the near future; and

Whereas,      Access to higher education, retention, and matriculation rates are

                always negatively impacted by an increase of average unmet need; and,

Whereas,      Students at Humboldt State University already rely heavily on financial

                aid and the services that the school provides; therefore, be it

Resolved,      Budget reductions at all times should take into consideration how that

                reduction will effect the student body as a whole, as well as,

how the reduction will effect access to higher education at HSU;

furthermore, be it

Resolved,      Reductions of classes that allow students the ability to attend Humboldt

                State University reduces access to higher education and should be

                avoided; furthermore, be it

Resolved,      Imposing new academic commitments and costs on already strained

student fee budgets should not be considered as an appropriate method

for dealing with lean state and federal budgets; these programs are vital to

student life and the academic experience and should remain as shared

commitments between the university and students; furthermore, be it

Resolved,      Elimination of non-academic services that would impact the health and

well-being of the student body should not be considered for budget cuts;

furthermore, be it

Resolved,      Other cuts to non-academic services should be evaluated on the basis

                of criteria which include:

        if/how the service gives aid to students in need on

campus,

        if/how this service provides job training or jobs to

students on campus,

        if/how the service promotes personal growth of the

students involved;

furthermore, be it

Resolved,      This resolution shall be sent to, but not limited to HSU President

                Richmond; all Vice-Presidents; all College Deans; all Department Heads;

                Academic Senate; all budgeting committees on HSU campus; CSSA,

The Lumberjack; KRFH; and other local media.

Authored by:  Emilia Patrick

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          Samantha Williams                                     Dusty Duley

        CAHSS Representative                             CNRS Representative

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      Manuel Fonseca                       Gretchen Kinney

  Legislative Vice President                           President