Crown College

Crown Student Senate


Weekly Meetings

Mondays at 8:00 pm PDT in the Crown Fireside Lounge or via Zoom

Join Us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 986 7826 0379
Passcode: crownsen

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Crown Student Senate

Crown Student Senate (CSS) is a team of Crown students consisting of elected Senators and multiple Representatives, where any Crown-affiliated student can participate in meetings. CSS is an excellent way to know what’s happening at UCSC, get connected to Crown resources, and make real, tangible change in your community. Each year CSS allocates $50,000+ of Crown student fees to programs and events across campus that they believe are of benefit to Crown students. They sponsor 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.

Within Crown Student Senate, any Crown affiliate can become a representative after three consecutive meetings’ attendance. If you are interested in being a Senator, email CSS at



Funding Request Process

  1. Submit a Funding Request Form online by 4:00pm the Thursday prior to the week you intend to present.
  2. Email the Crown Student Senate Chair ( to schedule your presentation.
    1. Email the chair any additional material that you would like to be attached to the agenda.
  3. SOMeCA groups:
    1. Print the Funding Award to Student Organization and complete “For Student Representative”
    2. Submit the form when filling out the Funding Request Form.
    3. Check with your financial advisor if you are unsure if the form applies to you.
  4. Be prepared to answer the following questions:
    1. When and where is your event?
    2. Provide an overview of your event, including the purpose and what will be happening during the event (ie. speakers, activities, etc)?
    3. Is this an open event?
      1. Is it free for students? If not, who will be in attendance?
      2. If there is a charge for students, will there be a discount for Crown affiliated students if CSS chooses to fund this event?
      3. How will you be advertising for this event?
      4. How will sponsors of this event be recognised (ie. posters, social media, marketing, etc)?
      5. How many Crown affiliates will benefit from this event, ie. approximate number of Crownie attendance? It’s totally ok if you don’t know, but if that information is available, it would be great to include that in your presentation.
      6. Additionally, do you know how many members of this organization/group are Crown affiliated?
      7. Where else have you gone to request for funding (ie. SUA, SOFA, provosts, or college program offices, etc)?
      8. How much funding have you received so far for this event and how much are you hoping for/expecting?
      9. If you fall short of your funding goal for this event, what happens (ie. do things get cut, if the event cancelled, etc)?

Requests may be delayed one or more weeks at the chair’s discretion in order to keep meeting times within a reasonable timeframe. A representative must be present at the meeting to present your funding request to answer questions about the proposal.

Funding Request Process

Funding Request Process