Crown College

Crown Student Senate


Weekly Meetings

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

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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 $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 (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, 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 Crownaffiliated?
      7. Where else have you gone to request for funding (ie. SUA, SOFA, provosts, or collegeprogram offices, etc)?
      8. How much funding have you received so far for this event and how much are you hopingfor/expecting?
      9. If you fall short of your funding goal for this event, what happens (ie. do things get cut, ifthe event cancelled, etc)?

UCSC related organizations and/or persons seeking funding from CSS submit their proposal through the Funding Request Form. Submit your request electronically by 4:00 p.m. the Thursday before the meeting at which you wish to present.  It is highly encouraged that you email the chair after turning in the form in order for your presentation to be scheduled. 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