The Students' Advisory Committee was established by the Kansas Legislature in K.S.A. 74-3229.  The text of the statute (as of 6/17/2011) can be found below.

K.S.A. 74-3229. Students' advisory committee; establishment; composition; terms; powers and duties; expenses.

(a) There is hereby established the students' advisory committee to the state board of regents. Prior to July 1, 1996, the students' advisory committee shall be composed of seven members who shall be the highest student executive officer elected by the entire student body at the university of Kansas, Kansas state university of agriculture and applied science, Emporia state university, Pittsburg state university, Fort Hays state university, Wichita state university, and Kansas state university — Salina, college of technology. On and after July 1, 1996, the students' advisory committee shall be composed of six members who shall be the highest student executive officer elected by the entire student body at the university of Kansas, Kansas state university of agriculture and applied science, Emporia state university, Pittsburg state university, Fort Hays state university, and Wichita state university.

The chief executive officers of the state educational institutions under the control and supervision of the state board of regents shall annually certify to the state board the names of the student executive officers elected to membership on the students' advisory committee and, upon such certification, the student officers shall qualify for membership on the committee. The members of the advisory committee shall serve for terms expiring concurrently with their terms as elective student officers and upon qualification of their successors.

(b) The students' advisory committee shall be notified of all meetings of the state board of regents and shall have the following functions, powers and duties:

(1) Attend all meetings of the state board of regents except closed or executive meetings held pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4319, and amendments thereto;
(2) make recommendations to the board of regents concerning course and curriculum planning and faculty evaluation;
(3) advise and consult with the board of regents in the formulation of policy decisions on student affairs;
(4) identify student concerns;
(5) consider any problems presented to it by the board of regents and give advice thereon; and
(6) disseminate information to their peers concerning the philosophies and standards of education developed by the board of regents and stimulate awareness of student rights and responsibilities.

(c) Members of the students' advisory committee attending meetings of the state board of regents shall receive no compensation for serving on such advisory committee, but shall be paid subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto from moneys appropriated therefore to the state board of regents.

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