The CSW is divided into four committees located at the Downtown, Tempe, Polytechnic and West campuses. All four campus commissions are governed by an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee organizes the work of the CSW, sets goals for the campus commissions, and runs the CSW Awards Program. Members of the Executive Committee include all three campus commission chairs, the President’s ex-officio to the Commission, and the CSW staff person.
At the campus level, each commission has seven appointed members and is lead by an appointed campus commission chair. Liaisons from other campus organizations also serve on the commission. Together, appointed members and campus liaisons work on a variety of projects specific to their campus that relate to issues such as women’s equity and campus climate. These projects typically incorporate aspects of research, marketing, and advocacy work. Campus commissions are also responsible for completing projects assigned by the Executive Committee.
There are four membership categories on the Commission: Presidential Appointee, Student Appointee, Liaison Representative, and Interested Individuals. Listed below is a description of these categories.
The Provost appoints five members to each campus committee. Each member represents one of the five employment categories (Administrative, Service Professional, Academic Professional, Faculty, & Classified Staff).
Each campus commission has two student representatives -- one graduate student and one undergraduate student. These students are appointed to the Commission by the student government association(s) located on their campus.
Representatives from organizations and units share similar concerns participate on the Commission. Some of the organizations involved include University Career Women, University Staff Council, Faculty Women's Association, the Womyn's Coalition and Student Health.
Interested individuals participate in all CSW projects and are encouraged to join. If you are interested in getting involved with the Commission on the Status of Women, or if you are a member of an organization that would like to work with CSW, please contact our office. We look forward to hearing from you!