Crown Student Senate
Being a part of Crown Student Senate (CSS) is an excellent way to know what's happening at UCSC, get connected to Crown resources and make a difference in campus life. Each year CSS allocates $40,000 of Crown student fees to programs and events across campus that they believe are of benefit to Crown students. They sponsor the Crown Winter Semi-Formal Dance and coordinate our annual Casino Night. CSS discusses and votes on issues affecting the everyday life of UCSC students and serves as the voice of Crown students to the campus student government (SUA) and a variety of administrative committees.
Senate consists of 12 elected Senators and 16 Representatives appointed from both on and off campus. Elections for open senator positions are conducted online and in the Crown Courtyard early in October and mid-May. If you are interested in being a Senator, pick up a petition in the Crown Residential Education Office (behind BJs). If you miss the deadline and still want to participate, consider being a representative.
CSS meetings are Mondays at 8:00 p.m. in the Crown Fireside Lounge (except holidays and during finals week). Meetings are open to everyone.
2016-17 Meeting Dates
Organizations seeking funding from CSS must turn in a Funding Request Form. Submit your request electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting at which you wish to present (two or more weeks in advance is better). The chairperson will contact you to confirm your place on the agenda (space permitting). If necessary, you can email the chairperson, Jane Loughboro. A representative must be present at the meeting to present your funding request and answer questions about the proposal.