The University System Student Board (USSB) shall be comprised of members from each of the four component institutions of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) as per Article VI of the Bylaws of the USNH Board of Trustees. The primary function of the USSB is to advise the Board of Trustees and each of its committees on all topics and matters of interest to the students of any or all of the component institutions of USNH. The USSB shall have all authority necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities assigned to the USSB in this Charter or otherwise assigned to it by the Board of Trustees.
Duties and Responsibilities of the USSB:
1. Advise the Board of Trustees and its Committees
(a) Remain apprised of all discussions and business of the Board of Trustees and its committees.
(b) Maintain active membership on as many Board of Trustees standing committees as possible- at the discretion of the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
(c) Discuss issues raised by the Board of Trustees and its committees so as to better inform the voting decisions of the two Student Trustees.
(d) Communicate recommendations or opinions to the Board of Trustees or its committee.
2. Coordinate and collaborate with component Student Bodies
(a) Serve as an avenue for communication between student representatives regarding initiatives, resolutions, current issues, and other topics involving the student body and student government at each of the four component institutions.
(b) Take action to address issues that are common across the component institutions by working with on-campus administrators or bringing the issues to the attention of the Board of Trustees.
(c) Allow for proposal, discussion, and planning of initiatives that address issues affecting all USNH students to bring back to the student leaders of the component institutions for implementation.