Joint Commissions Committee
The Joint Commissions Committee unites the eight ASUW Diversity Commissions in an effort to better serve their constituents. Chaired by the Director of Diversity Efforts and made up of the Commission Directors and representatives from other student organizations across campus, the JCC strives to increase campus awareness of diversity related issues and events. The JCC's weekly meetings are open to all students. We invite all students and university community members to come and let your voice be heard.
JCC was created to:
- Provide a time for commission directors to work as a team, both as commission directors and with their board representative where commission directors can help each other evaluate their projects and progress.
- Promote Inter-Commission Collaboration.
- Provide an avenue for students to get involved with the different commissions.
- Promote learning about intersectionalities.
- Engaging and educating the campus community about diversity through advocacy and programming.
The Director of Diversity Efforts (chair)
Commission Directors or Proxies
ASUW President or Proxy
Provisions in ASUW Bylaws
D. Joint Commission Committee (JCC)
1. Membership a. There shall be a number of voting members equal to the number of commissions plus three, to be delineated as follows: i. The director from each ASUW commission or proxy; a. A Commission Director must notify the committee Chair prior to the proxy being given voting privileges. ii. ASUW President or proxy; iii. The Director of Diversity Efforts, who shall serve as the chair; iv. One member of the Student Senate, who serves as a liaison between the committee and the Senate. b. There shall be ex-officio non-voting members, as follows: i. A representative of the Student Activities Office; ii. A representative of the Committee Organizing Rape Education, iii. Open membership of interested undergraduate and graduate students appointed through the respective student governments’ volunteer appointment process. 2. Functions a. Allocate Joint Commission Committee funding, in accordance with the following guidelines: i. Any allocation of funding must be approved by a majority of the voting members present, and contingent upon quorum being met. (1) Quorum shall consist of at least 5 voting members ii. Any event organized by a Registered Student Organization (RSO) shall be cosponsored financially according to the following parameters: (1) An official JCC co-sponsorship shall not exceed $100 (2) A minimum of one Commission Director shall be directly involved in planning the event (3) The RSO shall not receive funding from the ASUW Special Appropriations Committee (4) Any funding request from an RSO must be submitted to the chair at least three days prior to a JCC meeting for consideration that week iii. The Chair of the JCC shall provide weekly updates to the Director of Finance and Budget on the status of the JCC fund. iv. The money allocated shall foster the other stated purposes of the Committee, with an emphasis on allowing flexibility, joint-programming, and any other collaboration between different commission directors. b. Establish the coordination, communication and interaction between the ASUW commissions; c. Disperse information related to the operation, goals and changing condition of each Commission to constituents; d. Ensure the attendance and involvement of all voting members with commission activities i. The Chair shall be required to actively seek meetings time that allow for maximal attendance of all voting members e. The JCC shall meet weekly, excepting cancellation by the committee Chair. f. The Commission Directors shall submit forms every other meeting to the Chair regarding individual Commission endorsements and co-sponsorships, so that the Chair can submit updates to the ASUW BOD. E. Committee on Corporate Responsibility
1. Membership a. There shall be five voting members to be delineated as follows; i. The Vice President shall be chair with vote; ii. Two members of the Student Senate to be selected by the Senate; iii. Two members selected through the Governance process. 2. Functions a. Obtain information from the Administration pertaining to investment and contracts with outside corporations and organizations; b. Review research about the activities of such corporations and organizations that pertain to their involvement in human rights violations as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant treaties in international law; c. Create a draft report of all findings to be presented to the Student Senate and Board of Directors; d. Any actions or efforts performed as a result of this study must be approved by the ASUW Student Senate and the ASUW Board of Directors before such actions and efforts can occur on behalf of the ASUW. 3. Amendments a. Amendments to the Functions, Membership, or nature of the Committee on Corporate Responsibility must be approved by the ASUW Student Senate and the ASUW Board of Directors; b. Any amendments that are made at the Board of Directors must then be approved by the ASUW Student Senate. If the two bodies are unable to agree on such changes, no changes shall take place.