Resolution on Student Referendum on Campus Fees

Resolution Number: vote04
September, 2003

Resolution on Student Referendum on Campus Fees

 

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS               Participation in decision-making is a cherished privilege and right in any system of self-governance, and

 

 

 

WHEREAS               The most fundamental form of that participation -- voting in national, state, and local elections - is mirrored in the decision-making processes of student self-government, and

 

 

 

WHEREAS               The Associated Students of SFSU will be conducting a student referendum on fee increases in four different categories (Academic Affairs; Athletics; Career Center; Health Services) on March 2 and 3, 2004, and

 

 

 

WHEREAS               The Academic Senate of SFSU has consistently supported and encouraged engagement in such civic activity as voting, of which this referendum is an example, and

 

 

 

WHEREAS               The choices made by those who participate will affect every student attending SFSU by increasing fees in one or more of the four categories; therefore be it

 

 

 

WHEREAS               That the Academic Senate of SFSU remind all faculty that there is no prohibition against non-partisan advocacy of civic activity, and be it further

 

 

 

RESOLVED              That the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty on this campus to notify their students about the upcoming referendum, and be it further

 

 

 

RESOLVED              That the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty to tell students that arguments about the issues can be found in the Voter Information Pamphlet (available at the Cesar Chavez Student Center), and be it further

 

 

 

RESOLVED             That the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty to remind students to exercise their right to vote in the referendum scheduled for March 2 and 3, 2004.