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COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS AND HSU FACULTY ON CAMPUS VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE

RESOLUTION ON COLLABORATION BETWEEN

THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS AND HSU FACULTY

ON CAMPUS VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE

Approved 9/27/04

WHEREAS,          The Associated Students is the official recognized voice of the

                        students at Humboldt State University; and

WHEREAS,          The 1998 Higher Education Act requires that institutions of

                        higher education “make a good faith effort to distribute a mail

                        voter registration form, requested, and received from the State, to

each student enrolled in a degree or certificate program and

physically in attendance at the institution, and to make such forms

widely available to student at the institution;” and

WHEREAS,          President Richmond has signed on to support all efforts to

                        increase student turnout at the polls; and

WHEREAS,          The Associated Students is committed to working on the

                        institutionalization of voter registration within the University

in order to allow Associated Students to better focus on

educating student voters, in a non-partisan manner, and

turning them out to vote with a more educated understanding

of the issues; and

WHEREAS,          The mission of the California State University (CSU) is “To

                        prepare significant numbers of educated, responsible people to

                        contribute to California’ schools, economy, culture, and future; to

prepare students for an international, multi-cultural society; and to

provide public services that enrich the university and its

communities;” and

WHEREAS,          Less than half of eligible citizens between the ages of 18-24 voted

                        in the 2000 Presidential Election, compared with 70% of older

                        citizens; and

WHEREAS,          An engaged citizenry is essential to the success of the democratic

                        process in the City of Arcata, the County of Humboldt, the State of

California, and The United States; and

WHEREAS,          The Associated Students recognizes the impact and influence that

                        HSU Faculty members have on their students and that

collaboration between students, faculty, staff and administration,

is essential to a significantly important to a successful voter

registration drive;  therefore be it

RESOLVED,          that the Academic Senate of Humboldt State University, in

                        conjunction with the Associated Students, and President

                        Rollin Richmond, ask all faculty members to promote

                        civic engagement by annually allotting ten minutes of

                        classroom time during the first week of class to promote non-

partisan voter registration for all students; therefore be it further

RESOLVED,          That copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to:

                        HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate,

                        The California State Student Association, the California

Faculty Association, the Lumberjack Newspaper, and the local

media.

Authored by:

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      Manuel Fonseca, Representative

  California State Student Association

_______________________________________         _______________________________________

Michelle Woo, Representative                           Kyle Brossard, Representative

  College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences             College of Natural Resources & Sciences

_______________________________________       _______________________________________

                Kyle Zeck                                             Samantha Williams-Gray

        Legislative Vice President                                       President