Connecting students to their ultimate college experience.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of student life and to complement the educational mission of Cal Poly through meaningful social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs. We provide valuable experiences through student advocacy, shared governance, student employment, and leadership opportunities.
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is an inclusive, empowering, student-driven organization committed to providing programs, services, and facilities that enhance and develop the student learning experience. Cal Poly students are stakeholders in ASI and have access to leadership positions through Student Government and on-campus employment. All of these opportunities are designed to complement Cal Poly’s educational mission, support a balanced education, and give students ownership and pride in their college experience.
Cal Poly’s Associated Students organization was established in 1940 and was officially incorporated in 1964. ASI operates in the form of shared student governance representing the collective student voice of Cal Poly. We are one corporate, legal entity responsible for the administration and oversight of all ASI programs and services. ASI continues to relish in our heritage of serving the students. We are fully invested in student success and are here to provide state-of-the-art, well-managed facilities, programs, and resources to help students reach their full potential.
Auxiliary organizations provide a wide range of activities on the CSU campuses. Recognizing the need for an extensive network of services to complement the core academic mission, the CSU has adopted a framework whereby some essential services may be provided by separate non-profit organizations.
In addition, because auxiliary organizations are private and not subject to the restrictions on state general funds, they permit more flexible use of available resources. These non-profit organizations exist as separate legal entities under the parameters outlined in the Educational Code.
The Board of Trustees of the CSU and campus presidents have broad policy oversight responsibility over auxiliary organizations, most of which are incorporated.
The Associated Students, Inc. is one corporate, legal entity responsible for the administration and oversight of all programs and services funded with University Union student mandatory fees and ASI student mandatory fees. All of our programs and services are educational in nature and serve to advance the mission of ASI.
ASI provides programs and services that promote mutually respectful bonds and connections with the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo communities. The diverse relationships and networks created while at Cal Poly benefit students both personally and professionally well beyond their college experience.
At ASI, status quo is a momentary resting place. We work collaboratively to set the standard for student-run organizations and promote excellence in every program and facility we manage. We work proactively to uphold our commitment of developing a dynamic, progressive organization that is constantly striving to improve.
Our creative power comes from our playful spirit just as much as our diligent work. While we take our mission seriously, our methods are driven by our team’s enthusiasm and unique approach which is demonstrated through the originality that ASI programming offers.
Every day is an opportunity to learn something new. ASI encourages continuous learning and curiosity among our employees, leaders, and program participants through experiences, education, training, and development.
The commitment to act ethically and with personal integrity is fundamental to all interactions at ASI. We emphasize quality decision-making that keeps the best interest of Cal Poly students in mind.