2015 Referenda and Constitutional Amendments:
Highlander Empowerment Referenda
Do you support a quarterly fee of $14.00 for the seven student services departments to meet growing student needs by providing student events and services, programming, collaborative projects, student leadership and employment opportunities, and operational support for students?
- Fee will be effective Fall 2015
- Fee will be assessed in Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer quarters
- 25% of the fee ($3.50) will be returned to financial aid to help offset costs for students who are eligible for financial aid
- $10.50 will be split evenly amongst the seven departments, with $1.50 per quarter transferred directly to each department’s budget.
- The seven departments include: African Student Programs, Asian Pacific Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs, LGBT Resource Center, Middle Eastern Student Center, Native American Student Programs, and Women’s Resource Center.
The approval of this referendum would provide for
- Increased co-programming with student organizations and student-led initiatives, including funding and advising
- Staffing to assist students in finding support and resources
- Support for conference hosting and conference travel
- Support for Common Ground Collective projects & collaborative initiatives with the ASUCR Diversity Council
- Peer mentoring and peer education programs support
- More resources in each student program office and center, such as student computer support and educational materials
- Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum funds directed to the seven departments will be governed by the Referendum Student Advisory Committee (“RSAC”), made up of UCR undergraduate students.
Yes, I hereby support the Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum Fee
No, I hereby do not support the Highlander Empowerment Student Services Referendum Fee
For more information please review the proposed referenda: Highlander Empowerment Referenda
Strengthen the CALPIRG Chapter Initiative
Do you support assessing a $2.50 fee per undergraduate per quarter for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter for the continuation of the CALPIRG chapter at UC Riverside, as per ASUCR Election policies.
A yes vote is an advisory statement in support funding CALPIRG through the ASUCR
referendum process. A no vote is a statement against funding CALPIRG through the ASUCR
referendum process. The results of this referendum do not directly impact CALPIRG’s
funding on campus. CALPIRG will continue to be funded through the voluntary pledge
- CALPIRG (California Student Public Interest Research Group) is a statewide, student directed, non-profit, non-partisan organization, which conducts research and takes action through education, service, and advocacy on energy, environment, consumer, public health and hunger relief issues. CALPIRG chapters across the state pool funding and hire a staff of professionals to work with students on issues that concern us as citizens at the local, state and national level. CALPIRG was started at UC Riverside in 2005, when students first voted to form and fund a chapter. CALPIRG is controlled by an all-student Board of Directors.
- CALPIRG is currently funded through the voluntary pledge system, but the organization would be strengthened if funded through the ASUCR referendum process, allowing for more campaign work to protect the environment, consumers, and democracy.
- The UC Office of the President did not approve a referendum to raise student fees to fund CALPIRG. This initiative is an advisory statement to the UC Office of the President in support of funding CALPIRG through the ASUCR referendum process.
Yes, I hereby support an advisory initiative to assess a $2.50 fee per undergraduate per quarter to be reallocated for the continuation of the CALPIRG chapter at UC Riverside through the ASUCR Elections process.
No, , I hereby do not support an advisory initiative assessing a $2.50 per undergraduate per quarter to be reallocated to CALPIRG through the ASUCR Elections process.
For more information please review the proposed referenda: Strengthen the CALPIRG Chapter Initiative
ASUCR Constitutional Amendment #1
Do you support the updates, corrections and changes made to the ASUCR Constitution as noted in the attached document?
Yes, I support the updates, corrections and changes to the ASUCR Constitution
No, I do not support the updates, corrections and changes to the ASUCR Constitution
For more information please review the proposed Constitutional Revisions: ASUCR CONSTITUTION
ASUCR Constitutional Amendment #2
ASUCR Constitution Amendment, Article IV: Do you support the addition of the Transfer and Nontraditional Student Director to the ASUCR Executive Branch?
ARTICLE IV: Executive Branch
SECTION A. Definitions
- Executive Cabinet
The Executive Cabinet shall consist of the following five (5) Executive Officer positions (in line of succession) and five (5) non-voting Director positions (in alphabetical order, not relevant to any line of succession):
- Executive Vice President
- Vice President of Internal Affairs
- Vice President of External Affairs
- Vice President of Finance
- Elections Director
- Marketing and Promotions Director
- Outreach Director
- Personnel Director
- Transfer and Nontraditional Student Director
Yes, I do support the addition of the Transfer and Nontraditional Student Director to the ASUCR Executive Branch
No, I do not support the addition of the Transfer and Nontraditional Student Director to the ASUCR Executive Branch