Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is comprised of fifteen senators as well as four executive officers: President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of External Affairs, and Vice President of Finance. Senators are elected either as representatives of their academic college/school (8) or in an at-large position (7). Out of eight senators elected, one will advance to become Executive Vice President. Dependent on ASI Senate approval, the 2017 elections may include up to two additional at-large senate positions.
Petitions are available in the ASI Business office, USU 317, or on our ASI website under the Elections tab. Petitions must be completed by Friday, February 17 by 5:00 p.m. All candidates must be enrolled and in good standing at the university while maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for undergraduates and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduate students. Candidates are also required to read the Election Code and bring their questions to a mandatory All Candidates Meeting on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. in USU 314. Candidates may begin campaigning after the meeting.
Voting begins on Tuesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. and ends on Thursday, March 30 at noon.
As the recognized student body government organization at California State University, Fresno, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides a means for effective student participation in the governance of the University, fosters awareness of student opinions on campus issues, assists in the protection of student rights, and provides programs and services to meet the needs of the students and campus community.
(Copy by Gina De Young, ASI Communications Assistant)
FEB. 8th SENATE MEETING NEWS: “In an 8-6 vote, the senate voted to approve ballot language for two new senator positions, Senator for Veteran’s and Transfer Students and Senator for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; which will be voted on by students in the March ASI Elections. There were a large number of audience members that included representatives from various clubs and organizations as well as faculty members who voiced support of the Senator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. There were arguments from a number of Senators who supported the creation of a Senator for Sustainability, after an engaging debate the Senate voted to keep the original ballot language.” – Brandon Sepulveda, ASI VP of Finance.
If you have any questions regarding the recent changes within ASI, please contact Tim Ryan, ASI President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.