Columbia College Student Council
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.
Beginning in fall 2011, CCSC begin its new branding campaign: yourCCSC. All updates and information about the council are now available at yourCCSC.com. You can email the Columbia College Student Council Executive Board at email@example.com.
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.
The CCSC consists of three parts: the executive board, the class councils, and the representatives-at-large.
- Student Body President: Organizes and runs meetings; chief advocate for CC student body
- VP Policy: Pursues policy changes; heads policy subcommittee; assumes CCSC presidency upon vacancy of position by Student Body President
- VP Finance: Treasurer of the council; heads co-sponsorship subcommittee
- VP Campus Life: Plans campus-wide events for CC; heads campus life subcommittee
- VP Communications: Organizes internal and external communications; heads communications committee
- 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 do 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.
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.