In Support of SF State Voter Registration Campaign

Resolution Number: RF10-279
September, 2010



(#RF10 - 279)






Whereas,          SF State's values are rooted in social justice, equity, community engagement and service; and


Whereas,          Voting is an expression of our civic responsibility and our optimistic hope for a better world; and


Whereas,            SF State has committed itself to widespread efforts to encourage voter registration and voter education; and


Whereas,            SF State has been nationally recognized for finding innovative ways to encourage eligible students  to vote; establishing a voting precinct and polling places on campus; and, informing voters by hosting panel discussions and programs while fostering community engagement through student clubs and student government; and


Whereas,           the CSU Executive Order 1033 released on June 18, 2008 calls for the learning outcomes of the General Education program of all campuses to include Personal and Social Responsibility in order "to fit within the framework of the four 'Essential Learning Outcomes' drawn from the Liberal Education and American Promise (LEAP) campaign;" therefore, the California Faculty Association, the Institute of Civic and Community Engagement, the Educational Opportunity Program, the Government and Community Relations Office, Associated Students Inc., Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development, the College of Ethnic Studies and the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) will be conducting a non-partisan voter registration campaign at SF State; and                                                                                                                 


Whereas,            President Robert A. Corrigan and Provost Sue Rosser have steadfastly encouraged faculty to participate in this non-partisan civic activity; and 


Whereas,            By engaging in voter registration activities, campus community members can model their commitment to the society beyond the University that we also encourage in community service learning courses, therefore be it


Resolved,           That the SF State Academic Senate strongly endorse the non-partisan voter   registration campaign of fall 2010 and all those in the future, and be it further


Resolved,           That the SF State Academic Senate publicize the dates, times, and places of the voter registration campaign, and urge all campus community members to do the same in their classes, and be it further


Resolved,           That the SF State Academic Senate invite all campus community members to participate in a manner that is most appropriate for them, including staffing a voter-registration table or discussing with their students the importance of making informed choices in the electoral process.








***Approved by the Academic Senate at its meeting on October 5, 2010***