We are always looking for individuals who like to work hard and are passionate about improving Stanford and affecting change in the broader community. Serving in the ASSU can be a great introduction to public service here at Stanford and is a tremendously rewarding experience. Below are brief descriptions of a few of the positions we offer to incoming students in the fall. We hope you will consider these as an introduction to student government at Stanford. We’re going to have a lot of fun this year, and really make this campus a better place. Join us!
ASSU Leadership Development Program
The Leadership Development program is composed of the Executive Fellows program and the Senate Associates program. Applicants to the Leadership Development program will be applying to the Executive Fellows and Senate Associates program concurrently, as a single selection committee will review all applications. The selection committee will take into consideration applicants’ qualifications and preferences as they relate to the cabinet and the senate goals as well as senators’ and cabinet chairs’ expectations for their team’s Fellows. The Leadership Development program seeks to pair applicants and teams ideally so members play an active role within the ASSU, leading the advancement of their team’s goals while growing personally and professionally. We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who are ready to work hard to better Stanford in a variety of ways. If you have any questions, feel free to contact specific Executive team members and Senators.
ASSU Frosh Council
The ASSU Frosh Council consists of representatives from each dorm housing freshmen. The group plans social activities for the freshman class such as Frosh Formal, Frosh Talent Show and other class-spirit events. The group also acts as a liaison between the ASSU student government, the Dean of Freshmen and Transfer Students, and freshman dorms. Announcements about elections for Frosh Council are usually held at each dorm’s first House Meeting.
ASSU Elections Commission
The ASSU Elections Commission is an independent body of the ASSU that sets elections policies, educates candidates and student groups about those policies, helps voters learn about issues and candidates, and runs the Spring Quarter election fairly and transparently. Your work on the Elections Commission will be recognized by around 10,000 student voters and 150 candidates and student groups applying for funding. To apply for next school year, go to http://elections.stanford.edu/
ASSU Nominations Commission
The ASSU Nominations Commission (NomCom) nominates students to University and Trustees committees through an application process. These student representatives, working closely with the ASSU Executive, help shape and form University policy on issues of investment responsibility, judicial affairs, diversity, admissions and most other University functions. NomCom makes sure that student voices are heard in University decision-making. To view the list of 40-50 committees, please go to http://nomcom.stanford.edu.
ASSU Volunteer Student Organizations
Over 600 open Volunteer Student Organizations (VSOs) are funded and supported by the ASSU. At the beginning of the school year there is an activities fair in White Plaza where students can go to learn more about the many VSOs. There are a plethora of student groups in areas including community service, creative arts, athletics, culture, academics, fitness, politics, and more. To view a list of all VSOs, please go to myGroups.stanford.edu.