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ASI Elections

Become involved with ASI Student Government and have the chance to make a difference on campus and be a voice on behalf of the student body.

ASI Student Government strives to give Cal Poly students the opportunity to be leaders, grow professionally, and be active members in their community.

Candidate Filing for the 2017-18 Academic Year has closed. Students interested in playing an active role in ASI Student Government are encouraged to file to be as write-in candidate for ASI President or ASI Board of Directors or apply for the ASI Executive Cabinet and University Union Advisory Board in Spring Quarter. Write-in candidates must file the required ASI Elections paperwork and submit it the ASI Business Office 24 hours after the close of Elections.

A message from the ASI Recruitment & Development Chair, Lexie Bonestroo

Dear Students,
As Chair of the ASI Recruitment and Development Committee, I am excited to hear about your interest in joining ASI Student Government! I am a fourth year Chemistry major completing my third year as a representative with ASI Student Government, an organization that I consider a second family. As the collective voice of the campus community, of Cal Poly, and an integral part of Associated Student, Inc. (ASI), this body strives to create positive contributions both on and off campus and is committed to developing student leaders. You started with the question, "Why ASI," and we share the answer of "Why not you!"

As an ASI Student Government member, you will have the responsibility of respecting, advocating, and finding solutions for the concerns of Cal Poly students while upholding ASI's vision for the ultimate college experience. If elected to this position, you will grow in a leadership role that will positively impact the students you serve. This organization allows you the freedom of creativity and the tools for you to accomplish your goals supporting your constituents.

Below is a packet that provides important information and the requirements you will need to utilize to help prepare yourself in becoming an eligible candidate. It is vital that you read through the packet to obtain necessary forms and meeting information. The ASI Election Code is the governing document for ASI Elections and can be found on the ASI website. If elected, a mandatory training will take place in September 2017. More details will be given after the ASI Election on April 27, 2017.

If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or just want to learn more, please reach out to me. Thank you again for your interest in ASI Student Government.

If you find yourself asking, why ASI? I say, why not you!

Sincerely,
Lexie Bonestroo
ASI Recruitment and Development Committee Chair
Email Recruitment & Development Chair
805-756-1291


Lexie Bonestroo

Important Dates

ASI Elections: Mandatory Candidate Meeting:Board Of Directors
Thursday, March 2, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 220

ASI Elections: Mandatory Candidate Meeting:President
Friday, March 3, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 219

ASI Elections: Candidate Media Day
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Conference Room 220

ASI Elections: Candidate Open Forum
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University Union Plaza - Entire Plaza

ASI Elections: Presidential Candidate Debate
Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University Union Plaza - Entire Plaza

ASI Elections: Election Day
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Online

ASI Elections: Election Announcement
Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
University Union Plaza - Stage

Seats

ASI President - 1 seat
College of Architecture and Environmental Design – 3 seats
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences – 5 seats
College of Engineering – 5 seats
College of Liberal Arts – 5 seats
College of Science and Mathematics – 5 seats
Orfalea College of Business – 4 seats

The number of ASI Board of Directors seats for 2017-18 academic year is determined by winter quarter 2017 enrollment and will be released by the seventh week of winter quarter.

Resources

Documents & Forms

ASI Board of Directors Candidates

ASI BOD Responsibility Guide

This document shows the duties and responsibilities as a Board member to the Cal Poly student body.

These responsibilities are derived from the ASI Bylaws.

ASI BOD Candidate Withdrawal Form

Form F: In the event that a candidate wishes to withdraw from candidacy, they must notify the Chair of the Recruitment & Development Committee by completing this form.

ASI BOD Close-Out Statement

This document is acknowledgement that all campaign policies and procedures were followed.

ASI Presidential Candidates

ASI President Responsibility Guide

This document shows the duties and responsibilities as ASI President to the Cal Poly student body.

These responsibilities are derived from the ASI Bylaws.

ASI Presidential Candidate Withdrawal Form

Form F: In the event that a candidate wishes to withdraw from candidacy, they must notify the Chair of the Recruitment & Development Committee by completing this form.

ASI Presidential Close-Out Statement

This document is required and is acknowledgement that all campaign policies and procedures were followed.

This campaign close-out statement is to be used for general tax purposes of the candidate

General Documents

Election Code

The ASI Election Code is the governing document for ASI Elections. This document outlines all policies and parameters all candidates must follow.

Qualifications for Office

This document is the policy of the California State University (CSU) that student office holders and system-wide committee appointments have an obligation to demonstrate academic involvement, achievement, and progress.

Election Timeline

This document outlines important meetings, events, and requirements for Candidates.

Additional documents are available at Student Government Forms and Policies.

Qualifications

ASI Student Government positions include the ASI President, ASI Chief of Staff, ASI Executive Cabinet, Chair of the Board, Vice Chair of the Board, ASI Board of Directors, Chair of the University Union Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the University Union Advisory Board, and the University Union Advisory Board.

  1. 1 Must be regularly admitted and enrolled as a matriculating student at Cal Poly earning a minimum of 9 undergraduate units per quarter or 4 graduate units per quarter while holding office
    1. a The ASI President must maintain 12 undergraduate units per quarter or 8 graduate units per quarter while holding office in order to receive the scholarship
    2. b The ASI Chair of the Board must maintain 12 undergraduate units per quarter or 8 graduate units per quarter while holding office in order to receive the scholarship
    3. c The Chair of the University Union Advisory Board must maintain 12 undergraduate units per quarter or 8 graduate units per quarter while holding office in order to receive the scholarship
    4. d ASI Chief of Staff must maintain 12 undergraduate units per quarter or 8 graduate units per quarter while holding office in order to receive the scholarship
    5. e The ASI Vice Chair of the Board must maintain 12 undergraduate units per quarter or 8 graduate units per quarter while holding office in order to receive the scholarship
    6. f The Vice Chair of the University Union Advisory Board must maintain 12 undergraduate units per quarter or 8 graduate units per quarter while holding office in order to receive the scholarship
  2. 2 Undergraduate students are allowed to earn a maximum of 225 quarter units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater. Graduate and credential students are allowed to earn a maximum of 75 quarter units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater. Students holding more than this number of units will no longer be eligible for major student government office
  3. 3 A minimum 2.0 cumulative Cal Poly GPA and a minimum 2.3 quarterly GPA at the time of filing for office (based on Winter Quarter GPA), which reflects a current academic status that is above average
  4. 4 Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 quarterly GPA during office, as required by the CSU Trustee.
  5. 5 Must be available during term of office. The ordinary term of office for Corporate Officers shall be one year, commencing on the day after the close of Spring Quarter and ending on the last day of the following Spring Quarter
    1. a The ASI President is required to be on campus during his/her full term.
      1. i If enrolled in summer classes at Cal Poly, the summer scholarship award shall be for the full cost of education for the summer term, including both the living expense and academic components. If not enrolled in summer classes at Cal Poly, the scholarship award shall be limited to the amount of the living expense component of the cost of education for the summer term.
    2. b The Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the University Union Advisory Board.
      1. i If residing in San Luis Obispo during the summer for at least 9 weeks, the scholarship amount awarded shall be the living expense component of the cost of education for the summer term. If not residing in San Luis Obispo during the summer or for at least 9 weeks, there will be no scholarship awarded for summer quarter. Must not be on academic, disciplinary or administrative probation.

FAQs

The term “Write-In Candidate” means a Member who takes action to seek election as an Officer or Board Member, who has not filed a Candidate Packet within the candidacy deadline as prescribed in the Election Timeline. The write-in candidate’s name will not appear on the official ballot and will have to be written in by the voter.
The ASI Election Code governs all ASI Elections including the Annual Spring Election and Special Elections. The ASI Election Code’s policies and procedures promote the educational mission of the University, prevent violations of reasonable campus rules, avoid interference with the opportunity of other students to obtain an education, and minimize distractions from the University’s larger education mission.
ASI Board of Directors are required to attend a weekly Board Workshop and a bi-weekly Board meeting. Other meetings include Standing Committees, University-wide committee meetings and special events. ASI Board Members weekly time requirement is approximately of 8–10 hours a week. Please review the ASI Board of Directors Responsibility Guide for details on the specific responsibilities.

ASI President: To be effective and represent the student body to their fullest potential, it is essential for the ASI President to be present and active in the corporation. All commitments considered, the time required for the position of ASI President is in excess of 40 hours per week throughout the entire year. Please review the ASI President Responsibility Guide for details on the specific responsibilities.
Candidate Packets must be attached and submitted to ASI Elections e-mail (asielections@calpoly.edu). The forms should be completed and legible before sending. Please submit all forms from your Cal Poly e-mail address only.
As the only elected-at-large student leader of the ASI Officer Team, the goals of the ASI President are achieved and implemented with the assistance of the appointed Executive Cabinet. The ASI President shall represent the general student body (student advocacy) and act as the official representative and host of the Associated Students, Inc. to the administration of the University and general public.
The ASI Board of Directors serves as the legislative body of ASI and the official representative voice of Cal Poly students. Members of the ASI Board of Directors are elected representatives of a 501c3 non-profit corporation. The ASI Board of Directors meet bi-weekly to conduct official business of ASI and to represent the official voice of Cal Poly students.
Yes, there are two branches of Student Government that are appointed positions.

The University Union Advisory Board (UUAB) makes recommendations to the University President and ASI Executive Director about the ASI-managed facilities Julian McPhee University Union, Cal Poly Recreation Center, and Sports Complex. Members engage in program assessment, budgeting and facility planning. Recruitment begins in April.

ASI Executive Cabinet members are appointed by the ASI President and the ASI Chief of Staff to fulfill ASI President objectives. Executive Cabinet members create ways for students to get involved in campus life and build community relationships. Recruitment begins late April.
Pre-Candidate: The term “Pre-Candidate” means a student member who takes action (whether written or oral) to seek election before or by the filing deadline as an Officer or Board Member before the Dean of Students Office decides eligibility.

Candidate: The term “Candidate” means a student member who has filed a Candidate Packet under the ASI Election Code. The Dean of Students Office shall determine the eligibility of any candidate for an ASI office before putting his or her name on the ballot. For write-in candidates, eligibility shall be determined before the election results are announced.
To withdraw from candidacy, candidates MUST fill out a withdrawal form and turn in to the ASI Recruitment and Development Committee. The withdrawal form is found in the documents and forms section of the ASI Elections page. If a candidate withdraws, any votes cast for the candidate will be void.