Thursday, Oct. 10
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Inside Student Government provides weekly summaries of all major board meetings within student government: the president's cabinet, lobby corps, board of control and the senate. Please take a moment to read the summaries from each section.
Hey, Long Beach State! I hope your midterms haven't been too difficult so far. I'd like to remind all students that ASI has resources specifically designed to ease your stress and keep you going strong. Check out Beach Balance to find out how you can maximize your student fees and maintain wellness through the difficult parts of the semester. Other than that, check out what we've been up to this past week!

As some of you may know, ASI and university officials are currently working with local elders to come up with a solution regarding the 22-acres construction. We are looking forward to a productive discussion that will illuminate a path towards compromise with respect to their interest in preserving this sacred land.

Additionally, our efforts to establish a legal clinic on campus are ongoing. We are currently doing our due diligence to find appropriate funding and an accessible location to ensure legal assistance for all students. We'll keep you updated!

The Cal State Student Association is currently working to adopt a stance of opposition for the proposed additional quantitative reasoning requirement, which will create barriers for CSU applicants and deepen disparities in higher education.

Another update is in regards to our campus master plan, which is currently being developed. As we move forward with the construction of new dorms and the new alumni center, other projects are certain to begin soon in order to maximize space on campus and diversify resources for students.

Lastly, work is ongoing for the creation of cultural welcomes for incoming students and their parents. These orientations will enrich students' lives by strengthening their cultural identities, and they will make our campus prouder, brighter and more expressive.

Thanks for taking a second to check up on your student government, and enjoy the rest of your week!
Go Beach!
Mondays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Monday, the President's Cabinet met to discuss their recent advocacy efforts. Topics included voter registration, the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS), parking, financial literacy workshops and more.

Commissioners shared reports on their recent and continuing advocacy efforts. DACA assistance, cultural outreach, accessibility, sustainability, LGBTQIA+ events and other forms of advocacy were discussed.

For more information on the President's Cabinet, check out their web page here .
Thursdays - 2:30 p.m. (USU 234)
The Lobby Corps met last Thursday to discuss collaboration to boost student engagement, share reports on their work and discuss upcoming events.

The board discussed bills in the California legislature and whether or not they should be supported by the CSULB student government.

The Lobby Corps reviewed their 2019-2020 Policy Agenda, reported on CSSA Bills of Interest and discussed how they can increase participation in the 2020 Census.

To learn more about the Lobby Corps, click here .
Tuesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)
Last Tuesday, the Board of Control (BOC) awarded funds to:
  • Muhammad Abeer - Neuroscience 2019
  • Maxwell La Forest - Neuroscience 2019
  • Joe Nino - Campus Restorative Justice Across Student Affairs, University of San Diego
  • Chloe Olvera - National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Annual Conference

The board discussed their student government scholarship policy, SLD feedback, personnel updates and other reports.

To learn more, check out BOC agendas and minutes here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

  • Student Life and Development Associate Director Anna Nazarian

Action Item Summaries

  • SR #2020-03: Resolution in Support of Assembly Bill 48 (1st Reading) - PASSED

  • SR #2020-04: Senate/Board of Directors Policy Agenda for 2019-2020 (1st Reading) - PASSED

Report Summaries

  • ASI President Lizbeth Velasquez – reported on recent meetings and goals for the rest of the semester such as increasing student input in government meetings.
  • ASI Chief Academic Officer Joe Phillips - reported on work completed since last report including fixes to software bugs, outreach and meetings with university officials.
  • ASI Chief Justice Christopher Foestiere - discussed grade appeals, the Know Your Rights Campaign, the ASI Legal Clinic, ASI Elections and student concerns.
  • ASI Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Mike Do - discussed planning of the Multicultural Festival, work with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and other ongoing efforts.
  • ASI Executive Director Miles Nevin - discussed the Auxiliary Organization Association (AOA), a state-wide, professional group for those who work in auxiliary organizations in CSU system.
  • ASI College Senators - reported on meetings, events and cross-campus efforts that are used to address their constituents' concerns. Reported on their goals and advocacy strategy for the upcoming weeks.

To learn more about the Senate, visit their web page here .
Wednesdays - 3:30 p.m. (USU 234)

  • CSULB Professor of Africana Studies Dr. Keith Claybrook

New Business

  • Action Item: SR #2020-03: Resolution in Support of Assembly Bill 48 (2nd Reading)
  • Action Item: SR #2020-04: Senate/Board of Directors Policy Agenda for 2019-2020 (2nd Reading)


  • ASI President Lizbeth Velasquez
  • ASI Chief Diversity Officer Maythe Alderete
  • ASI Commissioner for Disability Affairs Heather Schmoll
  • ASI At-Large Senators
ASGV Senate Chambers USU