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USHE Campus Safety and Equity Commission

Apply to be a member of the USHE Campus Safety and Equity Commission

The Campus Safety & Equity Commission (CSEC) was established by the Utah Board of Higher Education in August 2021 to capture the student voice on issues related to safety and equity at public Utah colleges and universities across the state. CSEC serves as an organized feedback group of diverse students to ensure institutional and state-level safety and equity-related policies successfully capture the student perspective.

The Commission advises the Utah Board of Higher Education and engages with policy makers, leaders, organizations, and other student groups across the state. CSEC is committed to providing honest feedback, recommendations, and student insight and advocates for the well-being, safety, and equity for all students across the state. The feedback and recommendations are focused on ensuring Utah students, including those who have historically been underserved or under-represented such as undocumented, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and first-generation students, have a safe and equitable experience throughout their time at Utah colleges and universities, focusing on areas including: 

  • Physical safety
  • Campus law enforcement
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault 
  • Discrimination
  • Emergency procedures & protocols
  • Community involvement with safety
  • Mental health
  • Accessibility 
  • Affordability
  • Admissions
  • Sports teams
  • Student resources
  • Scholarships, funding, & financial aid

The Commission relies heavily on the members’ personal experiences and insights. Commission members are selected for their ability to convey the unique perspectives and understandings that come from their own experiences and histories, as well as demonstrated awareness of the peers they associate with who may or may not be college students.

A scholarship is available to Commission members to help offset the cost and time students devote to the work of the Commission. Applicants must submit the application below by midnight on November 30, 2021.

Documents required to apply:

  • Statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

*Applicants will be appointed for a term that ends June 30, 2022.