ASCSU is the one of the most autonomous and impactful student governments across the nation, 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.
ASCSU consists of three branches: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The main purpose of the Executive Branch is to create resources and events for a variety of students. The Legislative Branch, which consists of the Senate, represents the voice of the student body and writes bills and legislation to advocates for students. The Senate provides a space for students to voice their opinion and help decide how their student fees are allocated. The Judicial Branch manages internal division and works with the Student Resolution Center over student disciplinary appeals.
ASCSU is funded entirely by student fees.
The Student Fee Review Board allocates over $57 million in student fee. Student Transportation, the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation, and the Recreation Center are all examples of campus services funded by student fees.
The Executive Branch is composed of 10 different departments. Each department is run by a Director, and if applicable, Deputy Director(s) and Ambassador(s). The Legislative Branch is composed to representatives from every academic college on campus, as well as undeclared students, graduate students, Student Diversity Programs and Services Offices, and Student Councils. The Judicial Branch also acts as the Supreme Court. This is the judicial component of ASCSU which works to conduct investigations, hearings, and sanctions to keep organizations accountable if they violate the Student Conduct Code.
The Executive Branch is composed of the President, Vice President, and Cabinet department members. Each Department is run by a Director, and if applicable, Deputy Director(s) and Ambassador(s).
ASCSU’s Legislative Branch is composed to representatives from all of CSU’s academic colleges, undeclared students, graduate students, the CSU Student Diversity Programs and Services Offices, and Student Councils.
The Judicial Branch also acts as the Supreme Court. This is the judicial component of ASCSU, working to conduct investigations, hearings, and renders sanctions to the organizations who violate the Student Conduct Code.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
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 at ASCSU_FrontDesk@mail.colostate.edu.
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?
One avenue to effect change on campus is through legislation. Any student is eligible to write their own legislation, but you can also contact a Senator to help you write it. Through legislation, the Administration of Colorado State University can hear your voice. Additionally, contacting a member of the Executive Branch can help to direct you to the right person.
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 at ascsu.colostate.edu, where Senators emails will be posted under the Legislative Branch section of the website. You can also stop by the office during Senator’s office hours, which are posted on the ASCSU website, 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 at ASCSU_Senate_Membership@mail.colostate.edu, or the Director of Campus Engagement, who can be reached at ASCSU_CampusEngagement@mail.colostate.edu.
Where is the ASCSU Office located?
The office is located in the south section of the Lory Student Center near the LSC Theater. Coming from the main entrance, walk towards the information desk and take a left at the elevator. Follow the hallway (south) and take a left.
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 at ASCSU_Finance@mail.colostate.edu to connect with someone who can help you pursue funding through the Board for Student Organization Funding.