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Is a student-run organization that supports students' needs by promoting their involvement in all levels of the CIIS community. Its mission is to facilitate communication, sponsor events, and distribute funds to promote the good of the community within CIIS.


Student Union working mission includes:

  • A supportive, collaborative, and connected student community.
  • Funding opportunities for students through the Professional Development Grants.
  • An integral governance structure that facilitates open and transparent communication among students, faculty, staff, and administration in proactive and collaborative manner.
  • A celebratory environment in which CIIS students can share their successes and support one another in accomplishing their goals. 

For questions, please email For student group listing, please see Student Groups.




Community Building Fellowship: Student Union has exciting news to share with all current students who are looking for opportunities to grow and enhance the CIIS student experience (online and in-person) and to cultivate their community building expertise here, at CIIS! More information about the fellowship can be found here!

Conference Funding Information: Next Conference Funding Application will open in August 2018. Each semester, Student Union has funds set aside to help students attend relevant academic conferences, either as attendees or presenters. The award does not cover participation in events associated with course work. All awards are disbursed after student has attended their proposed conference at the end of the semester.

Conference funding is available as follows:

  • Bay Area Conference Participant – ($100 or less)
  • National/International Conference Participant – ($250 or less)
  • National Presenter – ($500 or less)
  • International Presenter – ($800 or less)

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Any registered student in good standing is eligible to apply for conference funding.
  • The award does not cover participation in events associated with course work.
  • There is a limit of one award per student, per semester, and there is no guarantee that a conference funding request will be approved. However, we strongly encourage you to apply.
  • Expenses will be reimbursed after the conference. We require that you upload all requested documentation in form such as attendance confirmation, receipts, etc. Please save all the original receipts. You will need to mail the originals or visit our office to submit them in person.
  • Conferences must occur during the academic year. Student Union will send out an announcement about Conference Funding Request at the beginning of the academic year. Please check your student's MyMail email for updates! 

Conference Award Application Form for Academic Year 2017-2018 is now closed. Conference Award Application Form for Academic Year 2018- 2018 will open August 2018. Thank you!


Community Building Fellowship Description

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