Columbia College Student Council

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The Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) organizes events and promotes issues that are important to Columbia College students. The CCSC meets on Sundays at 8pm in the Satow Room on the 5th floor of Lerner Hall. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

You can email CCSC at ccsc@columbia.edu.

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History

The CCSC began on a date lost to the mists of time, which is rumored to be in the 1950s. For some reason, it was dissolved in 1962, and was temporarily replaced by the Student Governing Board after the 1968 protests. In the 1980s, the board was re-instated and the Student Governing Board became the first of the five governing boards.

Members

The CCSC consists of three parts: the executive board, the class councils, and the representatives-at-large.

Executive board

  • Student Body President: Organizes and runs meetings; chief advocate for CC student body
  • VP for Policy: Pursues policy changes; heads policy subcommittee; assumes CCSC presidency upon vacancy of position by Student Body President
  • VP for Funding: Treasurer of the council; heads co-sponsorship subcommittee
  • VP for Campus Life: Plans campus-wide events for CC; heads campus life subcommittee
  • VP for Communications: Organizes internal and external communications; heads communications committee

Class Councils

  • Senior Class Council: Consists of a president, vice-president, and 3 representatives from the senior class.
  • Junior Class Council: Consists of a president, vice-president, and 3 representatives from the junior class.
  • Sophomore Class Council: Consists of a president, vice-president, and 3 representatives from the sophomore class.
  • First-Year Class Council: Consists of a president, vice-president, and 3 representatives from the freshman class.

Representatives at large

  • University Senators (3): Fully elected members of the University Senate, although the three CC senators sit ex officio on the CCSC, they does not report to the CCSC, nor does the CCSC exercise any statutory or governance authority over any element whatsoever of the University Senate or its elected members .
  • Academic Affairs Rep: Works with VP for Policy to pursue policy changes to academic life.
  • Student Services Reps (2): Works with VP for Policy to pursue policy changes to student services such as housing and dining.
  • Pre-professional Rep: Works with CCE to plan events geared towards career/internships.
  • Campus Sustainability Rep: Newest position (created in Fall 2009); liaises between Green Umbrella and CCSC. Non-voting.
  • Director of Technology: Created in 2008; handles CCSC website. Non-voting.

Co-sponsorships

Any student group that includes Columbia College students can apply for CCSC co-sponsorship of their event. If a co-sponsorship is approved, CCSC will provide additional funding for the event based on the judgment of the council.

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