This page consists of important ASUCD information, such as announcements and senate records. The information found below is updated weekly.
The executive office consists of the ASUCD President, Vice President and ASUCD Controller as well as their respective staff. Elections for the offices of ASUCD President and Vice President are held annually during the seventh week of winter quarter.
After this election, the new President appoints the ASUCD Controller. The executive office oversees all ASUCD units, but the President often takes a more direct role in Advocacy Units, while the Controller manages Business Units.
Executive Office of the ASUCD President
About the President
The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of and the official representative of ASUCD. They are responsible for coordinating functions of the Executive Office and oversee the appointment of a number of offices including ASUCD Unit Directos and the ASUCD Controller. The President has the sole authority to make treaties, memorandums of understanding, or other legally binding contracts on behalf of the ASUCD, subject only to ratification by a 2/3 majority approval of the Senate
About the Vice President
The Internal Vice President acts as the presiding officer over all Senate meetings and assists in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the ASUCD. They hold no vote in Senate except to break ties in which there are no abstentions. Along with the President, serve as ex-officio members on all committees requiring student membership. In the instance that the President is unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the Internal Vice President assumes the position of ASUCD President.
About the External Affairs Vice President
The External Affairs Vice President is the official representative of ASUCD to the University of California Student Association, and to all governmental bodies, including but not limited to local, state, and federal governments. They coordinating lobbying and advocacy events to inform and engage the student body in all external affairs.
About the Controller
The ASUCD Controller serves as the financial advisor of the ASUCD. They are responsible for overseeing the creation and proposal of the yearly ASUCD Budget. In addition to the responsibilities enumerated in the ASUCD Bylaws, the ASUCD Controller must attend all regularly scheduled meetings of the ASUCD Senate and give a weekly report of current projects and any recent financial matters regarding specific units.
Chief of Staff
Office Hours by Appointment
About the Chief of Staff
The Executive Chief of Staff serves as the primary leader for the Executive Office’s Advocacy Task Forces. They oversee project teams dedicated to affordable housing, diversity and inclusion, disability rights advocacy, international student advocacy, COVID health and wellness, basic needs, sexual assault awareness and prevention, and more.
About the Student Advocate
The Student Advocate offers aid at the request of any UC Davis students charged with University or campus violations, experiencing Financial Aid difficulties, disputing grades, and/or filing grievances against members of the campus community. They represent ASUCD in discussions with University or campus administration regarding student rights, campus rules, and/or other areas of student conduct. They are tasked with educating the UC Davis student body regarding student rights, University and Campus policies, laws, regulations, and procedures.
The legislative branch of ASUCD is headed by the ASUCD Senate. Under it is a large support network containing seven commissions, and various committees.
The ASUCD Senate is the body which introduces, and commonly writes, legislation. Once legislation is submitted to the Senate, it gets referred to any number of the relevant commissions who scrutinize the legislation and offer their specialized opinion on it. Other committees also exist to serve specific functions.
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Senate Members Spring 2021
About the Recorder
The Recorder serves as a member of the public who aids in the creation and archiving of ASUCD Senate meeting minutes. They document all late arrivals, early departures, and absences, alongside whether they are excused. The Recorder is responsible for maintaining an electronic signature sheet through which table members shall make ammendments and indicate their approval of completed minutes.
Office Hours: TBA
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How can I speak during a Senate Meeting?
The agendas for Senate meetings are announced 72 hours in advance and can be found on Government Documents page of the ASUCD Website. The meetings follow Parliamentary Procedures. If you are unfamiliar with these procedures you can follow the guidelines here. To speak at a virtual Senate meeting use the virtual “raise hand” feature during public discussion.
When and where are the Senate meetings held?
Meetings are usually held on Thursdays starting at 6:10pm in the Mee Room on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union or virtually. No meetings occur during Finals Week unless a special meeting is called.
How can I place an item on the agenda?
If you would like to place an item on the agenda email the ASUCD Vice President at email@example.com no later than 11:59pm on the Sunday prior to the Thursday Senate meeting.
How can I contact the ASUCD Senate?
If you would like to contact the ASUCD Senate regarding any issue on campus, you may reach out to any ASUCD Senator listed below or send an email to the Senate Listserv at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven Commissions comprise the subordinate legislative bodies of the ASUCD Senate. The primary duty of a commission is to advise the ASUCD Senate on matters relevant to their individual specialty. Many commissions also plan events and activities that pertain to their field of expertise and benefit the student body in educational or entertaining ways.
Commissions hire new members at the end of Fall and Spring Quarter each year, though vacancies often occur mid-year as well. Each commission has nine voting members and up to four alternate members.
The ASUCD Senate several permanent committees. The primary duty of each committee is to delegate responsibilities of the ASUCD Senate into smaller components in order to efficiently handle administrative roles and tasks. Each committee is administrative and has a scope pertaining to its field of expertise. Most of the committees consist of members of the ASUCD Senate, Commissions chairs, and career staff.
The judicial branch of ASUCD is headed by the ASUCD Judicial Council. The Judicial Council serves as the adjudicative body of ASUCD. The ASUCD constitution gives the Judicial Council the authority to issue binding rulings on disputes that arise under the Constitution and Bylaws. Including the resolution of all disputes arising under official actions of ASUCD Elected Officials, Appointed Officers, and all subordinate bodies of the ASUCD Senate.
Judicial Council meetings are held on Fridays from 4:10PM-5:00PM and can be joined via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 821 7482 7800
Judicial Council FAQ
How do I open a case with the Judicial Council?
What happens once I open a case?
The petitioner and respondent will receive a formal notice from the Judicial Council Chair with information regarding their rights and the procedure moving forward. The Judicial Council will consider a case within five (5) academic days of receiving the complaint. When considering a complaint the Judicial Council will vote whether to dismiss the case or schedule a hearing.
Can I appeal the verdict given by Judicial Council?
The Petitioner or Respondent may appeal the Judicial Council’s decision on a case, and if the Judicial Council chooses to accept the appeal, the case can be reopened.
Decisions made by the Judicial Council may be appealed by filling out the Judicial Council Appeal Form, and submitting it to the Student Government Administrative Office (SGAO) via email: email@example.com.
Where can I find previous Judicial Council verdicts?
Previous Judicial Council verdicts can be found in the Judicial Council folder on the Government Documents page of the ASUCD website.