We are thrilled to be your ASSU President and Vice President for the 2016-2017 school year!
You might be wondering, “What exactly is the ASSU?” If you are a Stanford student - graduate or undergraduate - you are part of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU). All in all, the ASSU contains 17,000 students. The ASSU has a leadership structure that includes the Executives (Student Body President & Vice President), the Legislative branch (the Undergraduate Senate and the Graduate Student Council), and the Judicial branch (Constitutional Council).
We are Jackson and Amanda, your ASSU Executives for this year. You can meet our cabinet and learn about what we’re working on in the Executive tab above.
The Senate and Graduate Student Council (GSC) distribute money to undergraduate and graduate student groups, respectively. They also respond to student concerns and take on their own student-oriented initiatives. You can view the Senate’s agendas and the GSC’s website above.
We also have a Constitutional Council, a body that arbitrates intra-ASSU disputes based on the ASSU Constitution.
Finally, ASSU includes a banking section of the government, called Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE). For more information about what the governing branches of ASSU do, check out our governing documents, listed under the About section.
This is just a brief overview, so if you have any questions after reading through the information here, let us know, or contact our Chief of Staff, Rachel Samuels, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We send out campus-wide emails every few weeks, so feel free to correspond with us regarding any all-school updates that your student group would like to send out, too.
Jackson Beard, President
Amanda Edelman, Vice President