The Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP) was created to promote CSU campus participation in the development of policy concerning IP and to ensure regular communication between campuses and OIP. It is made up of one faculty representative from each of the 23 campuses. Appointed by each campus in a procedure established by the local academic senate, ACIP members serve a three year term. There are, in addition, four student members who serve for a one year term. Returning IP alumni are invited to submit applications, from which representatives and alternates are chosen. Additionally, there are two liaisons from the CSU Statewide Academic Senate and four IP Campus Coordinators.