(a) The Golden State Business and Social Responsibility Award is hereby established. The award shall honor students who complete graduate business programs at California's public and private institutions of higher education, and show a commitment to socially responsible leadership.
(b) A participating institution of higher education may affix the seal of the Senate, the Assembly, or the Governor on the diploma or transcript of a qualifying student.
(c) A student who meets both of the following requirements shall qualify for an award:
(1) The completion of two ethics courses in business.
(2) The demonstration of a commitment to social responsibility by completing a minimum of 50 hours of community service.
(d) Institutional participation in the Golden State Business and Social Responsibility awards is voluntary. An institution of higher education shall be responsible for any costs it incurs in participating in the award program.
(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 599, Sec. 1.)