What are elections for?
- The ASI election process is outlined by the ASI Bylaws. The purpose of elections is to choose the 22 student representatives who will serve a (1) year term of office (June 1-May 31) representing students’ voices. Here are the current elected positions within ASI:
Executive Vice President
Vice President Of Finance
Vice President Of External Affairs
Senators of Colleges/Schools:
College of Arts and Humanities
Craig School of Business
Kremen School of Education
Lyles College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Services
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
College of Science and Mathematics
College of Social Sciences
Athletic and Recreational Affairs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Parking and Safety
Student Clubs and Orgs
Veterans and Transfer Affairs
Elections occur annually in spring, online over the course of about a week. The election outcome determines who will sit on the ASI Senate, and who will hold the offices of President, Vice President of Finance and Vice President of External Affairs. To serve in one of these elected positions you must follow the steps in the elections process and win your race.
Who is eligible to run for office?
- Students are eligible to run for office if they meet the CSU system-wide requirements.
Grades – Students must be enrolled and in good standing; Must have received at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in the previous semester, and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for all college work. Graduate students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all graduate work.
Unit Load – Undergrads must maintain 6 units while running for office. Graduate and credential students must maintain 3 units.
Residency – Undergrads must have completed at least (1) one semester prior to the election, earning a total of 6 semester units. Graduate and credential student candidates must earn 6 units per semester of continuous attendance as a new graduate or credential student to be eligible. Graduate and credential students who received a bachelor’s degree or credential within the past three years from the same campus must have earned a total of 12 semester units during their last year as an undergraduate to be eligible.
How do I run for office?
- Campus-wide committees are responsible for decisions that directly affect students.
- ASI is responsible for appointing students to sit on these committees to be sure the student voice is being represented.
- Apply here to be sure your voice is heard!
Academic Affairs – Ensures that all Fresno State students academic needs are met.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Promotes a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at Fresno State.
External Affairs – Serves, protects and lobbys for the student body on a local, state and national legislation level.
Finance – Oversees annual budget, as well as approves funding for student organizations.
Internal Affairs – Appoints committee members, fills vacancies and addresses personnel matters.
Legal – Creates, amends and overviews the ASI Policies, Bylaws and procedures.
Student Court – Helps decide ASI election disputes.
University Affairs – Plans on-campus events and activities such as student bus trips and tailgates.
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