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Resolution Supporting the Preservation of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at HSU

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PRESERVATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (EOP) AT HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY

Approved January 26, 2004

Whereas,      the Associated Students (AS) is the official voice of the students of Humboldt State University; and,

Whereas,      the Mission of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University is to “assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body”; and,

Whereas,      EOP serves more than 600 actively enrolled low-income and educationally disadvantaged Humboldt State University students any given semester; and,

Whereas,      EOP’s advising unit provides more than 4,000 sessions per year for academic, personal, financial aid and career advising; and,

Whereas,      EOP at Humboldt State University admits and enrolls more than 225 new low-income, educationally disadvantaged students and awards a total of $239,000 each year in grant awards for financially eligible students, and

Whereas,      each year approximately 60 EOP students graduate from Humboldt State University; and,

Whereas,      EOP has already undergone budget reductions that caused its Summer Bridge Program to be reduced by 15% of students admitted; and,

Whereas,      The California State Student Association (CSSA) has taken a position opposing Governor Schwarzenegger’s mid-year reduction to the CSU 2003-2004 budget by an additional $23.8 million dollars—including $12.5 million dollars to eliminate State Outreach funding; therefore, be it

Resolved,      that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially oppose Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposed 2004-2005 budget that eliminates funding for Outreach Programs, including EOP in the California State University; and be it further

Resolved,      that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University stand in solidarity with other entities on the HSU campus that support the preservation of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); and be it further

Resolved,      that the Associated Students of Humboldt State University dedicate resources for a campaign to preserve EOP at Humboldt State University; and be it finally

Resolved,      that copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, HSU Vice-President of Student Affairs, Steven Butler, the HSU Academic Senate, the California Faculty Association, the Academic Senate of the CSU, the California State Student Association, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, The CSU Board of Trustees, Governor Schwarzenegger, The California State Senate, The California State Assembly, the HSU Alumni Association, and the HSU Educational Opportunity Program

Authored by:

Manolo Platin, HSU Representative

California State Student Association

___________________________________       _______________________________

        Dusty Duley, Representative                     Joshua Allen, Representative

  College of Natural Resources & Sciences       College of Natural Resources & Science

Original signatures on file at the Associated Students’ Office