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 as well as Representatives (any Crown affiliate can become a representative after three consecutive meetings’ attendance) appointed from both on and off campus. Elections for open senator positions are conducted online and in the Crown Courtyard during  Fall and Spring Quarter. If you are interested in being a Senator, pick up a petition in the Crown Programs Office (behind BJs). If you miss the deadline and still want to participate, talk to your RA, or email the CSS chair directly at about the requirements for being a representative!

How to Join Crown Student Senate (click on link)

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.

2017-18 Meeting Dates

Fall 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/27 12/4
Winter 1/8 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/26 3/5 3/12
Spring 4/2 4/9 4/16 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/14 5/21 6/4

*Meeting cancelled.


UCSC related organizations and/or persons seeking funding from CSS must print out and 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).  Please note that funding processes can be delayed one or more weeks at the chair’s discretion in order to keep meeting times within a reasonable timeframe.  Please follow the instructions provided on this document which lists the process for applying for funding and feel free to email the CSS Chair with any questions.  A representative must be present at the meeting to present your funding request, answer questions about the proposal, and bring all required documents including the (2) detailed copies of an itemized budget and the funding transfer form. 

Funding Award to a Student Organization

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CSS Minutes

2017 2018 2019
10/2/17 1/8/18
10/9/17 1/22/18
10/16/17 1/29/18
10/23/17 2/5/18
10/30/17 2/12/18
11/6/17 2/26/18
11/13/17 3/5/18
11/27/17 3/12/18
12/4/17 4/2/18