University System Student Board (USSB)

Mission statement

Empowering the student voice in New Hampshire.


The University System Student Board (USSB) shall be comprised of members from each of the three 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.


Started in 1999 to bring the student voice into the Board of Trustees meetings, the USSB has evolved over the years to best represent students from all member institutions. The USSB now consists of 2 members from Keene State College and Plymouth State University and 4 members from the constituent schools of the University of New Hampshire, representing both undergraduate and graduate students. The USSB serves in addition to the three Student Trustees who are members of the Board of Trustees.

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