Governance at CSM

Participatory Governance at the College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland embraces its value, Teamwork, and demonstrates it by working together through a structure of councils, committees, work groups, and task forces.


About Governance at CSM

Participatory Governance provides employees and students at CSM the opportunity to have a voice in decisions that affect them. It is designed facilitate participation in decision making that unites all parts of the college and leverages the strength of diversity of the college community.

This system of governance is founded on mutual trust and respect, and requires honesty and openness, to reach the best possible decisions regarding the operations of the college.

CSM Governance Constitution

CSM Governance Bylaws

CSM Governance Handbook

CSM Governance Standing Calendar

CSM Governance Communication


group Governance Structure

The participatory governance structure consists of five councils and seven committees. The College-wide council manages the participatory governance process. Four councils report to the college-wide council and each committee is assigned to one of the four councils.

chat How to Get Involved

Join a committee, attend a meeting (non-voting), attend a forum, present ideas on issues to address, provide feedback. 

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