BOD Application

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The University-Student Union's Board of Directors is the governing board of the Union. The purpose of the Board is to establish policy for the Union as a student body center for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and alumni at Cal State LA.

What is the role of the U-SU Board of Directors Member?

  • Attend U-SU Board of Directors meetings. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 2:00pm. The term of this appointment is July 2016-June 2017
  • Represent other students by actively seeking out their opinions on U-SU programs, services, and building use
  • Chair and/or serve on at least one U-SU standing committee
  • Participate in U-SU programs and events as your schedule allows
  • Ask questions!
  • Interact with Board members, U-SU staff members, student assistants, and guests to the building so together, we can enhance the services currently offered

Can you have what it takes to serve of the U-SU Board of Directors?

    Undergraduate Candidates must:
  • Have been enrolled at Cal State LA and completed two quarters prior to applying
  • Have earned no fewer than 9 quarter units of academic credit during that year prior to consideration
  • Have earned a 2.0 or better grade point average during the 12 months immediately preceding the quarter in which the appointment occurs

  • Graduate Candidates must:
  • Have earned 8 quarter units per period of continuous attendance as a new graduate student to be eligible
  • New graduate students who received a bachelor's degree or credential within the past three years from Cal State LA must have earned a total of 18 units during their last year as an undergraduate to be eligible.

What Can You Gain from Serving on the U-SU Board of Directors?

  • Develop your leadership & communication skills
  • Build your academic and professional resume
  • Network with campus administrators, staff and other students who serve on the BOD
  • Influence the future of the University-Student Union as you provide opinions on existing programs, services, and policies
  • Meet new people and develop long lasting relationships with a diverse group of people from across the campus

I Have More Questions About Applying. Who Do I Contact?

For more information on the application process, please visit the University-Student Union administration office in room 306 or call Joe Sedlacek, Assistant to the Executive Director, at 323.343.2461.

Event Information


Wednesday, May 04, 2016   |   3:15 PM
U-SU Plaza

Meet the 2016-2017 student candidates for the U-SU Board of Directors! Learn more about their platforms and find out how they plan to serve you as a U-SU Board member.


Monday, May 09, 2016   |   12 PM - 4 PM
U-SU Plaza

Join us in celebrating the U-SU Board of Directors general election voting with a kickoff event. Vote for your favorite B.O.D student representatives to represent YOU and the University-Student Union. Meet the candidates, enjoy music and win U-SU swag. The first 1,000 students who attend this event and vote get a free meal!


Thursday, May 12, 2016   |   4 PM
U-SU Plaza

Find out who your 2016-2017 student Board of Director members are on May 12 at the U-SU Plaza and on the BOD page.