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  • 1.  Student Union Advisory organizations

    Posted 02-18-2022 13:21
    Greetings ACUI Family! 

    We are in the process of forming an advisory group for the Student Union that will be primarily students with some other campus partners. Was looking for any resources that folks have and are willing to share in regards to:
    • Structure (what committees do you have, what works, what doesn't, who is on it, etc)
    • Bylaws or constitution (what rules are used)
    • Frequency of meeting 
    • Other items that could be helpful! 


    Clayton J Kolb, Ed.D.
    Director of Sykes Union and Student Activities
    West Chester University

  • 2.  RE: Student Union Advisory organizations

    Posted 02-21-2022 10:20

    We have two SGA groups that are attached to University Centers operations/activities:

    University Centers Advisory & Policy Board (UCAPB) - Student Government Association 


    Policy Advisory Committee for Student Organizations (PACSO) -

    The links are doing strange things in this... you can also go to our school website and search SGA. 

    Susan LeBow
    Associate Director, University Centers
    University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
    Stevens Point WI

  • 3.  RE: Student Union Advisory organizations

    Posted 02-22-2022 08:23
    Hi Clayton,
    Here is a link to Western Michigan Univesity's Bernhard Center Advisory Board (BCAB) web page: .  You'll see a link to the charter on it.  Wee meet roughly once a month, and we occassionally have subcommittees that meet weekly while doing subcommittee work.  BCAB does not do any programming, but the Board is interested in adding that compenent next year, so I'd be interested if that is something you are considering or other boards do.  Happy to answer any specific questions.  Feel free to email me directly:


    Paul Terzino (he/him/his)
    Western Michigan University
    Bernhard Center Director
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo MI

  • 4.  RE: Student Union Advisory organizations

    Posted 02-22-2022 08:26

    Thank you everyone for the great resources! Might make for an interesting round table some time to discuss pros/cons of each model and what has changed as a result of covid.


    Clayton J Kolb, Ed.D.

    Director Sykes Union and Student Activities 

    West Chester University 

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  • 5.  RE: Student Union Advisory organizations

    Posted 02-23-2022 08:41
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    Good Morning:
    Russell House Advisory Board at University of South Carolina is a 13-member board with 7 students, 6 faculty/staff.  Meet Monthly.  2 primary 'decisions':  select the program board president and approve the program board and homecoming budget appropriations.  Rest of year is advising on policy changes, fee increases, facility improvements.  Attaching by-laws.  Happy to share any ideas, context.  Be well, Kim McMahon

    Kim McMahon
    Director, Russell House University Union
    University of South Carolina–Columbia
    Columbia SC

  • 6.  RE: Student Union Advisory organizations

    Posted 02-22-2022 08:40
    The Armstrong Student Center Board is an all student board (student fees being the sole university funding source) made up of 15 members.  6 are from designated student groups (programming board, student government, diversity affairs) and 9 are "at large" members selected by application for 2 year terms. There is one standing committee that manages student organization office space and each year 4 additional committees based upon the interests of the group.  This year is Art, Sustainability, DEI and Civic Engagement. Officer positions are chair, finance, communications and a position that oversees the student organization office space committee. Reach out if you'd like more information on our model.

    Best wishes,

    Katie Wilson
    Director, Armstrong Student Center
    Miami University
    Oxford OH

  • 7.  RE: Student Union Advisory organizations

    Posted 02-22-2022 12:02
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    Hi Clayton, attached is the bylaws for the Student Advisory Board (SAB) for the Memorial Union at Oregon State University.

    The board is made up of students faculty and staff.  The SAB votes to recommend our budget which is largely student fee funded.  For student members vote on the budget.  The full board will vote on everything else.  

    I love working with our board.  They review space requests, polices reviews, capital planning, services the MU provides.  Pretty much soup to nuts.

    Let me know if you want to chat more.

    Deb Mott
    Director, Memorial Union
    Oregon State University
    Corvallis, OR

    Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary's River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.

    Learn more about the land on which you live and work and Oregon's native communities.


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