USHE Campus Safety and Equity Advisory Council Application

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

The Campus Safety & Equity Advisory Council (CSEAC) was established by the Utah Board of Higher Education in November 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 students from diverse backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences to ensure institutional and state-level safety and equity-related policies, procedures, and programs successfully capture the student perspective.

The Council advises the Utah Board of Higher Education and engages with policy makers, leaders, organizations, and other student groups across the state. CSEAC is committed to providing honest feedback, recommendations, and student insight and advocates for the well-being, safety, and equity for each student 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 (in no particular order): 

  • Equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • 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 Council relies heavily on the members’ personal experiences and insights. Council 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 $1,000 scholarship is available to Council members to help offset the cost and time students devote to the work of the Council. Meetings are held approximately once per month or 4-5 times per semester. Each Council member is required to attend a minimum of 3 meetings to maintain the scholarship and participation on the Council. Council members can expect to spend between 4-5 hours per month dedicated to their work on the Council. 

Applications for 2022-23 academic year have closed.

Documents required to apply:

  • Statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

*Applicants will be appointed for a term that ends June 30, 2023, with the option to complete 1 additional term assuming continued enrollment and active participation.