State Student Advisory Council

BP 4-25

APPROVED: October 13, 1988
EFFECTIVE: October 13, 1988
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: November 10, 2010
REVISED: December 12, 2018

REFERENCES: C.R.S. 23-60-104

/ Byron McClenney /
Dr.Byron McClenney, Chair

Policy Statement

Pursuant to C.R.S. 23‑60‑104, there shall be a State Student Advisory Council (Council or SSAC) to the Board constituted and elected in accordance with the provisions of the statute.


This policy applies to each of the thirteen state system community colleges.


The Council shall advise the Board on matters of interest and concern to students of the state system community colleges pursuant to C.R.S. 23‑60‑104, and shall generally serve as a liaison between the Board, the colleges, and the students served.

Council Members

There shall be one member and one alternate elected by the student body of each of the state system community college campuses that have established student governments. No member shall serve more than two consecutive one year terms.

Operating Procedures

The operations of the Council shall be governed by this policy. The Council may establish operating procedures for the orderly conduct of its affairs. Such procedures shall include a process for the election of members and for filling any vacancy which may occur during the term of a council member. The operating procedures shall require the approval of the System president.

Student Board Member

Pursuant to C.R.S. 23‑60‑104, the members of the Council shall elect annually one of their members to serve as the student member of the Board. The student Board member is not a voting member of the Board but may make motions, speak in debate, and serve on committees. He/she is not entitled to attend executive sessions. Any vacancy in the office of the Student Board Member shall be filled for the unexpired term by election by the Council. The student Board member shall be compensated in accordance with the statute.


The Board recognizes the need to adequately fund the activities of the State Student Advisory Council. The Council shall annually submit a budget to the System President in accordance with the System budget request procedures. The budget will be included in the budget request forwarded to the Board for approval.

Transcript Recognition

Members of the State Student Advisory Council shall receive transcript recognition for satisfactory completion of a term of service as a member of the Council. Such recognition shall be awarded in accordance with procedures established by the System President.


The System President shall appoint a staff advisor to the State Student Advisory Council who shall assist the Council in its operations and activities and act as liaison between the Council and the central System staff.


The system president shall promulgate procedures as needed to implement this policy.