ASUI is the official student governing body at the University of Idaho. Our mission is to represent the interests of all enrolled students to University of Idaho departments and administration, the Idaho State Board of Education, and the Idaho Legislature.
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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 Student Union Building 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.
ASUI was founded in 1904 to serve as the voice for students at the University of Idaho.
ASUI is the Associated Students of the University of Idaho, the U of I’s official student body government. Our membership includes the student body government leaders, and all enrolled undergraduate students. As an assembled student body, our goal is to represent undergraduate students and allocate student fees for student organizations, departments and other programming on campus. In addition to providing funding to more than 200 student organizations, ASUI helps Vandals of all disciplines be engaged leaders of tomorrow to craft a brighter future for Idaho and beyond.
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 holds two general elections per year, one during the fall semester and the other during the spring semester. In the fall, 7 ASUI Senator positions are elected; elections commence on the third Monday of November and run through the subsequent Wednesday. In the spring, 8 ASUI Senator positions and the ASUI President/Vice-President are elected; elections commence on the second Monday of April and run through the subsequent Wednesday.