Internal Affairs Committee

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This Code is established under Article VII and Article XV of the Bylaws of Associated Students, California State University, Northridge, Inc.

The purpose of this Code shall be to outline and define the responsibilities of the Associated Students Internal Affairs Committee.

This Code shall be effective when approved by a 2/3 majority vote of the Associated Students Senate.

This Code may be amended by a majority of the total voting membership of the Associated Students Senate.


  • Voting membership of this committee shall consist of no less than five members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and no more than one member at large.
  • A senator, who shall be nominated and appointed by the Senate, shall become the Chair of the Internal Affairs Committee.
  • A Vice Chair shall be nominated and confirmed by a majority vote of the Internal Affairs Committee.
  • The following shall be considered non-voting Ex-officio members of this committee:
  1. Attorney General
  2. Chair of Personnel
  3. Chair of Finance
  4. Chair of Elections
  5. Chief Justice
  6. Chair of Communications
  7. Staff Advisor appointed by the A.S. Executive Director


  • Committee
  1. This committee shall be a standing committee of the Associated Students Senate.
  2. The committee shall be responsible for, but not limited to reviewing, evaluating, and providing feedback of all programs of the Associated Students, ensuring that programs and services are meaningful, are effective, enhance campus spirit, are learning-focused, and are valuable to students.
  3. The committee is also responsible for researching, reviewing, and recommending the initiation of new programs or the dissolution of existing programs, for the benefit of the Associated Students, to the Student Senate.
  4. This committee shall submit reports of its findings and its recommendations of new programs to the Associated Students Senate. A copy of these reports shall be sent to the Associated Students Finance Committee to assist it in its deliberations.
  5. The committee shall also formulate any document necessary for the efficient operation of the Associated Students.
  6. This committee will have the responsibility of drafting and revising any document of the Associated Students (i.e., codes, charters, constitutions, etc.)
  • Chair
  1. The chair shall be a member of the Council of Chairs.
  2. The chair shall be responsible for the distribution and organization of committee senate bills (legislative referrals).
  3. The chair shall be responsible for preparing and distributing the agenda and minutes to the committee.
  4. The minutes shall be sent to the A.S. Government Secretary to distribute to all necessary parties.
  • Vice Chair
  1. The vice chair shall assume the duties of the Chair of the Internal Affairs, in the absence of the Chair and will carry out the individual’s duties as outlined in the Codes on the Internal Affairs Committee and the Council of Chairs.
  2. The vice chair shall compile the minutes and submit them to the chair to be distributed with the following week’s agenda.


  • This committee shall meet weekly during the regular semester.
  • Voting Members
  1. Voting members (senators and member-at-large) are required to attend the full duration of all committee meetings.
  2. Senators who have three unexcused absences or five absences total from committee assignments in one session will be considered as having vacated their seat; exceptions can be made by the Chair or Attorney General. Absences will be recorded in the minutes.
  3. Failure to attend the entire committee meeting (which is to be understood as from initial roll call to final roll call) will be considered late. Two late arrivals will be considered the equivalent of one excused absence. Exceptions will be made by the Chair or Attorney General.
  4. If a Senator is not present during initial roll call, they will be recorded as late. The Senator will have the right to vote and participate in discussion once recognized by the Chair.
  1. Failure to attend a Senate-assigned committee meeting will be considered an absence.

The Internal Affairs Committee shall, in the execution of its responsibilities, uphold and policies of the:

  • The United States Constitution
  • The State of California
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Associated Students

The parliamentary authority for the Associated Students Internal Affairs Committee shall be the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.

This Code shall supersede all Codes on the A.S. Internal Affairs Committee passed prior to November 7, 2022

Amended: October 19, 2020 (16-0-1)
Amended: October 2, 2022 (19-0-0)
Amended: November 7, 2022 (15-0-0)