SB-2019-20-002: Support for the Asian American Studies Pathways Project

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Senate Bill No.: SB-2019-20-002

Date: October 16th, 2019

Authored by: Senator Sadek, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Senator Rassamekiarttisak, College of Health and Human Development

Referred to: Internal Affairs Committee

Committee Rec: Internal Affairs Committee

Senate Action: November 18, 2019 (17-0-0)

Title: Support for the Asian American Studies Pathways Project (AASPP)

1. WHEREAS: The Associated Students, Inc. (AS) is the official voice of over 38,000 students at California State University Northridge; AND

2. WHEREAS: AS is the primary advocate for students at CSUN and provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning focused campus environment; AND

3. WHEREAS: AS is always trying to get more students involved and increase student participation within the many programs and services we offer; AND

4. WHEREAS: CSUN is federally recognized as an “Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution” (AANAPISI) considering the relatively large Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), and Native American student demographic on campus; AND

5. WHEREAS: 10.4% of the 38,000 undergraduates at CSUN are AAPI studies; AND

6. WHEREAS: The Asian American Studies Pathways Project (AASPP) is an on-campus internship program that provides student-initiated programming focused on student support services and success for those interested or enrolled in AAS courses; AND

7. WHEREAS: The AASPP program and interns have served over 585 people through their events, support services, and general services since Spring 2018; THEREFORE LET IT BE

1. RESOLVED: AS strongly supports the AASPP; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

2. RESOLVED: AS encourages all students, faculty, staff and administration to support the AASPP; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

3. RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be distributed widely, including but not limited to the following:

  • Gavin Newsom, Governor State of California
  • Dianne Harrison, CSUN President
  • William Watkins, Vice President of Student Affairs CSUN
  • Mary Beth Walker, Provost
  • Jackie E. Stallcup, Interim Dean
  • Kent B. Baxter, Interim Associate Dean
  • Noreen Galvin, Assistant to the Dean
  • AASPP, Omatsu House
  • The Daily Sundial