SFSU AIDS Coordinating Committee 1985 - 2015
In the Fall of 1985, San Francisco State University established an ad-hoc AIDS Task Force that focused primarily on educational programs. The Task Force organized the first AIDS Awareness Week within the CSU system. In the Spring of 1986, the CSU issued a mandate that directed all campuses to develop committees in order to address the educational needs as well as the personal, medical, administrative, and legal concerns of members of the campus community regarding HIV infection and AIDS. As a result of this mandate, the SFSU AIDS Coordinating Committee was established in the Fall of 1986. Many of the original Task Force members subsequently became active with the AIDS Coordinating Committee, and many new members were recruited to represent concerns of areas not previously represented.
The SFSU AIDS Coordinating Committee was composed of faculty, staff, students, and administrators who represented a broad cross-section of the campus community. The ACC met regularly throughout the academic year. The budget was administered through the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Membership was open to all members of the campus community. A Steering Committee, developed and implemented SFSU's AIDS Policy. The CSU now has an HIV/AIDS non-discrimination policy. The goal of the Committee was to support and encourage educational programs and services related to HIV/AIDS. These services included: providing information to the campus through workshop, programs and speaker honorariums; supporting peer education programs; encouraging and supporting curriculum integration; working to insure a safe environment for members of our community who are living with HIV; and providing medical access through the Student Health Services and the Cindy Kolb Fund for those in need.