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Michigan Student Assembly seeks Commission Chairs

5. December 2004 • Murph
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As if anybody didn’t receive this:

From: Anita Leung
Subject: Michigan Student Assembly Seeks Commission Chairs!
Date: December 5, 2004 3:28:31 AM EST

The Michigan Student Assembly (Michigan’s Central Student Government) is seeking students to run for and serve as chairs of our Commissions. Elections are on Tuesday, Dec. 7th at 7:30 PM, and there will be an informational meeting on election procedures and the responsibilities of a chair. Any student-at-large, experienced or not, may run. It is encouraged that students run as co-chairs to share the responsibilities.

  • MSA Commmission Chair Informational Meeting
  • Monday, December 6th, 2004
  • 8 PM @ MSA Chambers [3rd Floor, Union]

Here is a brief description of the Commissions:

Academic Affairs Commission – AAC works towards the improvement of the academic experience of all students; and AAC is responsible for the administration of Advice Online.

Campus Safety Commission – CSaC promotes the safety of all students on campus, educate students on safety issues, and facilitate communication between relevant student organizations.

Campus Improvement Commission – CIC works to improve campus in all aspects of campus life.

Community Service Commission – CSC reviews applications for funding from student organizations engaged in direct community service, community development, and community organizing; submitting community service student organization funding recommendations to the Assembly.

Environmental Issues Commission – EIC works to promote a sustainable University community and environmental awareness on campus, facilitating communication between relevant student organizations.

Health Issues Commission – HIC works to promote the health of all students on campus, educate students on health issues, and facilitate communication between relevant student organizations.

International Student Affairs Commission – ISAC works toward the improvement of student life for all international students on campus, and facilitate communication between relevant student organizations.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs Commission – LGBTA works toward the improvement of student life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, and shall facilitate communication between relevant student organizations.

Minority Affairs Commission – MAC works toward the improvement of student life for all African American, Asian and Pacific American, Latino, Latina, Latin American, Arab American and Native American students, and shall facilitate communication
between relevant student organizations.

North Campus Affairs Commission – NCAC works toward the improvement of student life for all students who live and study on North Campus, and shall facilitate communication between relevant student organizations.

Peace & Justice Commission – P&J shall promote a peaceful and equitable University community.

Student Rights Commission – SRC works toward the protection of the rights of students by reviewing and recommending changes to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities upon a majority vote of the Assembly. SRC also advocates for the adoption of the recommended change before the University administration.

Voice Your Vote Commission – VYV promotes political awareness and participation among the University community without engaging in partisan political activity.

Women’s Issues Commission – WIC shall monitor and work toward the improvement of student life for all women on campus, and shall facilitate communication between relevant student organizations.

For more information, view the MSA website at http://www.umich.edu/~msa and attend the informational meeting. Please direct questions to msaexec@umich.edu.



  1. Did I miss it, or shouldn’t MSA also have a commission to represent students before city government?
       —Matt    Dec. 7 '04 - 09:21AM    #
  2. it’s in the works… if you’re really keen on it, the best way to get it done more quickly is to start coming to meetings.

    participation ra ra ra,
    -mwh
       —MWH    Dec. 7 '04 - 10:02AM    #
  3. i reccommend ERC if you are interested in student representation on city council. the new leadership is very qualified and that was one of their core platform ideas.
       —sam    Dec. 8 '04 - 01:48AM    #