The Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU), is the officially recognized student association at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Known as one of the largest and most autonomous student organizations in the nation, ASCSU is entirely funded by student fees. As Colorado State University’s sole student government, we ensure every student has a say, a voice and the ability to invoke meaningful change.

OUR GOVERNANCE

ASCSU is a group of passionate elected and appointed officials, as well as hired staff who represent the University’s large and diverse student population.

OUR MISSON

ASCSU advocates for students on a University, local, state, and national level and represents the student body on administrative campus committees, in addition to controlling funding for student clubs and organizations, providing resources and student programming, overseeing commercial activities and student services.

“We the Students of Colorado State University hereby establish a government by the students, for the students, based upon the principles of equality and inclusivity for all, to participate fully in both its formal and informal activities; as our right to the liberty of our own education, our right to liberty of our college years, and our right to govern our own lives in the pursuit of becoming better educated peoples of the world; do establish this constitution of the Associated Students of Colorado State University.”

ASCSU Constitution

Enacted in the year 2018

OUR LEADERSHIP

The ASCSU Constitution establishes a student government with elected officials modeled after the United State’s separation-of-powers and plural elected executive governance structure.

Each year ASCSU holds a regular election to choose it’s new President, Vice President, and Speaker of the Senate. All members of the Association, that is all undergraduate and graduate students at CSU, can vote. Regular elections are held in early April. Students vote on RamWeb, which guarantees fair, transparent and proportional elections results.

The Executive Cabinet, made up of Director’s and Deputy’s are chosen by the elected President/VP following their inauguration.

ASCSU’s 37 Senators are made up from their respective colleges, having been appointed and ratified. They represent not only individual colleges but organizations on campus as well.

OUR PRESIDENT

The ASCSU President monitors the health and well-being of the Association and the student body which they represent, works to implement campaign platforms with the assistance of other Executive Officers and the Senate, and carries out any other duties as set forth in this Constitution, the Bylaws, or assigned by the Senate.

President Amundsen hopes to lead the ASCSU this year in addressing key campus issues such as food insecurity, on-campus parking and off-campus housing among other issues affecting the student body.

OUR HISTORY

Created in 1917, the ASCSU has a rich history in serving the students of Colorado State University, and has changed in many ways since its founding. With over 50+ members, it provides every kind of service imaginable, to the student body.

Founded in 1917, ASCSU was the original students’ association of the Colorado State University when Fort Collins was the only CSU campus. The state of Colorado’s statutes mandate that students must review all student fees on campus for CSU. From that, ASCSU was formed. During the early twentieth century ASCSU controlled a wide range of student services- anything on campus that was not related to academics was run by ASCSU including student conduct, the student store, and all student organization services.

Today, ASCSU continues to lead the way in how students’ association represent, advocate, and serve students on campuses in the CSU system, Colorado, and the nation.

FAQ

What does ASCSU stand for, and who really is in ASCSU?

ASCSU stands for the Associated Students of Colorado State University. Every student is a member of the organization per the ASCSU Constitution. Any member can be an officer of the organization as long as they have a 2.0 GPA

How can I contact the ASCSU offices?

The office phone number is 970.491.5931. The front desk administrative assistant can be reached through email here

What does ASCSU really do for me?

There are several things that ASCSU directly does for you. We provide services such as RamRide, the Collegiate Readership Program, Transfort, For-Ever-Green t-shirts, and funding for student programs. ASCSU also lobbies the Fort Collins City Council and sometimes the State Capitol on behalf of the students.

I have something I want to change on campus, how do I go about doing that?

There are several things that ASCSU directly does for you. We provide services such as RamRide, the Collegiate Readership Program, Transfort, For-Ever-Green t-shirts, and funding for student programs. ASCSU also lobbies the Fort Collins City Council and sometimes the State Capitol on behalf of the students.

How do I contact a senator?

There are several ways to contact your Senator. The best way to find their contact information is through our website here, where Senators contact information will be posted. You can also stop by the office during Senator’s office hours as well, to speak to your Senator in person.

How do I get involved with ASCSU?

There are several ways to get involved in ASCSU. The best way to get more information on our various involvement opportunities is through the Senate Recruitment and Retention Officer, who can be reached here, or the Director of Campus Engagement, who can be reached here

How can I change student fees?

The best way to help impact and change student fees is through joining the Student Fee Review Board. You can contact the Vice President of ASCSU if you are interested in joining the board.

Can ASCSU help my student organization with a program we’re doing?

Yes, ASCSU can endorse as well as fund student organization programming. Again, you can contact a Senator to help get your program endorsed. You may also contact the Director of Finance here to connect with someone who can help you pursue funding through the Board for Student Organization Funding.

OUR SERVICES

ASCSU manages funding for student organizations, provides student resources and programming, and oversees commercial activities and student services.

ASCSU BY THE NUMBERS

450+

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ASCSU sponsors a wide variety of student organizations on campus with funding, leadership advising, and spaces.

33,877

STUDENTS SERVED

If you are an undergraduate, then you’re automatically under the wing of ASCSU, and therefore eligible for it’s membership benefits!

102

YEARS OF SERVICE

Founded in 1917, the ASCSU has been serving the student body by providing a wide variety of services.

ASCSU is always looking for passionate, engaged members of the campus community to contribute to our ongoing mission to provide the best services and resources for every student..