Associated Students University of Idaho is the student governing body that represents interests of all students at the university. It is made up of executive and legislative branches under leadership of the president and vice president.
The president is the liaison between ASUI, students and the State Board of Education/Board of Regents. The position is a representative for ASUI and the entire student body.
The vice president is the leader of the Senate. The position ensures students living on and off campus are adequately represented and enforces rules and regulations within ASUI.
The executive branch is composed of boards to oversee funding, entertainment, communication, recreation, the Idaho Commons and the Bruce M. Pitman Center. It consists of a Presidential Cabinet, which includes directors of policy, diversity affairs, health and wellness, safety and violence prevention, sustainability, athletics and finance.
The legislative branch is composed of 14 senators under the senate pro-tempore. Each senator represents two to three living groups and attends relevant fraternity, sorority and residence hall meetings each month. They inform others of upcoming events and gather topics concerning the student body. They use this information to bring forth legislation representing the interests of all undergraduate students. Senate bills allocate student fees and resolutions represent the opinions of the student body.
Senators collect the opinions of off-campus students through online polls, tabling and campus-wide surveys. All senate meetings are open to the public to discuss opinions and ideas. Student groups that meets regularly can petition to have a senator attend their meetings for regular updates and information.
ASUI has a $1.3 million budget divided among various boards working to develop a better student experience. This budget is collected through student fees.