ASCSU Senate Chambers

Senate

The 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 for student programming, overseeing commercial activities and student services. Put simply, the primary objective of the ASCSU is to serve students wherever possible.

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 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.

Senate Session Information

Tune in at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday’s (MDT) to watch the Senate Session on YouTube or come to the Senate Chambers Located in LSC 204

Zoom Meetings

Senate Zoom Link:

982 5167 9933

View Bills From Last Year

The legislation tracker will be showcasing current bills once the Fall 2022 Senate is in session August/September

View Important Core Documents

Committee and Caucus Information

Without the consent of the Budget Committee, the Legislative, and sometimes, the Executive Branch, does not receive a single cent from the public purse. The Budget Committee deliberates on the amounts of money the Senate is to spend and for what purposes during the annual budgetary procedure.

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: ASCSU Conference Room or virtual

Chair: Elizabeth Rencher (she/her)

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Budgetary Affairs Group-Me Link

The Internal Affairs Committee deals with affairs internal to ASCSU.

Dates: Mondays

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location: ASCSU Conference Room or virtual

Chair: Nora Aslan (they/them)

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Internal Affairs Group-Me Link

The University Affairs Committee shall deal with affairs pertaining to the University and outside of Colorado State University.

Dates: Mondays

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: ASCSU Conference Room or virtual

Chair: Sammy Trout (he/him)

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University Affairs Group-Me Link

The goal of the Diversity and Inclusion Caucus is to directly connect with students across campus and find ways we can support you for a truly equitable experience at Colorado State University. The Diversity and Inclusion Caucus will work to pass tangible legislation, create a sense of belonging for all students, and promote a more inclusive environment.

Follow Us On Instagram: @ASCSU

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: ASCSU Conference Room

Chair: Adrian Salazar (He/Him/Él)

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The mission statement of the Women’s Caucus is to “promote legislation, programming, and a sense of community to empower women and gender diverse students in the organization and student body.”

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 4-5:00 PM

Location: ASCSU Conference Room

Chair: Adalyn Schumer

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Senate Leadership 2022-2023

41. Nicholas DeSalvo

Speaker of the Senate

Nick DeSalvo

(he/him)

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37. Kimberly Carracedo-Perez

Speaker Pro Tempore

Kimberly Carracedo-Perez

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50. Vaishnavi Sonarikar

Parliamentarian

Vaishnavi Sonarikar

(She/Her/Hers)
 

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Faraaz Bukhari

Recruitment and Retention Officer

Faraaz Bukhari

(he/him)

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Committee & Caucus Chairs

21. Elizabeth Rencher

Budgetary Affairs Committee Chair

Elizabeth Rencher

(she/her)

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Internal Affairs Committee Chair

Nora Aslan

(they/them)

Sammy Trout

University Affairs Committee Chair

Sammy Trout

(he/him)

Adrian Salazar

Diversity and Inclusion Caucus Chair

Adrian Salazar

(He/Him/Él)

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Women's Caucus Chair

Adalyn Schumer

(She/Her/Hers)