Recruitment & Elections

Create a better Cal Poly for current and future generations of students! Vote in the 2021–22 elections, April 21 at 9 a.m.–April 22 at 9 a.m.

ASI Elections Overview

ASI elections are held annually in spring quarter to determine the student leadership for the following academic year. Elected representatives include the ASI president and the ASI Board of Directors. Voting for the 2021–22 elections will be April 21 at 9 a.m.–April 22 at 9 a.m.

The ASI president is the only elected at-large student leader at Cal Poly and serves as the official ASI representative to the university and the general public.

The ASI Board of Directors consists of 24 elected positions that serve as the official voice of Cal Poly students in regards to student advocacy efforts and ASI corporate activity.

The 2021-22 Board of Directors is comprised of 5 College of Engineering seats, 4 College of Liberal Arts, seats, 4 Orfalea College of Business seats, 4 College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Science seats, 3 College of Architecture & Environmental Design seats, and 4 College of Science & Mathematics.

File for Write-In Candidacy for ASI president or ASI Board of Directors

Students interested in playing an active role in ASI Student Government are encouraged to either file as a write-in candidate for ASI president or ASI Board of Directors or apply for the ASI Executive Cabinet or University Union Advisory Board during spring quarter. Write-in candidates must file the required ASI elections paperwork within 24 hours after the polls close, by 9 a.m. on April 23, 2021.

Meet the 2021–22 Candidates

See the list of current candidates and write-in candidates running for 2021–22 ASI president and ASI Board of Directors.

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Student Government members hanging out on the lawn off Mustang Way.

ASI Elections Timeline

Apr 20

Candidate Meet & Greet

Apr 21 - Apr 22

ASI Elections – Voting Period

 

Recruitment and Elections Committee

The ASI Recruitment & Elections Committee is responsible for the effective recruitment of candidates to serve in every branch of Student Government in addition to ASI Leadership Team positions. The community is invited to attend the weekly scheduled meetings.

 

The ASI Recruitment & Elections Disciplinary Committee is a subcommittee of the ASI Recruitment & Elections Committee, and is the governing body for all alleged violations of the ASI Election Code. The community is invited to attend the weekly scheduled meetings.

Positions

ASI Student Government is comprised of both elected and appointed student positions. During ASI elections, the ASI president and Board of Directors are elected through a campuswide student vote. Students interested in appointed positions are required to apply, go through an interview process, and are then selected to serve.

Elected Position

ASI President

Elected in the spring, the ASI president represents the general student body and acts as the official representative and host of ASI to university administration and the general public. The ASI president serves for the fiscal year and is responsible for providing input regarding corporate operations and student advocacy.

Write-in Candidate filing open through April 23, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Elected Position

ASI Board of Directors

Serving as the official voice of Cal Poly students, the ASI Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each academic college. These student-elected representatives establish policies and parameters for the affairs, properties, personnel, and operations of ASI, in addition to representing students at a campus, city, state, and federal level.

Write-in Candidate filing open through April 23, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Appointed Position

ASI Executive Cabinet & Chief of Staff

The ASI Executive Cabinet is comprised of members appointed by the ASI president and chief of staff who work with Executive Staff volunteers, Cal Poly students, ASI staff, and community members to carry out the president’s goals. Applications for cabinet positions including the chief of staff open during spring quarter.

Recruitment for the ASI chief of staff is open April 12–30.

Recruitment for the ASI Executive Cabinet is open May 3–14.

Appointed Position

University Union Advisory Board

The University Union Advisory Board (UUAB) is comprised of one appointed student member from each academic college including the vice-chair, one ASI Board of Directors representative, and the ASI president or designee. UUAB representatives advise the university president and ASI executive director on policies, programs, and improvements related to ASI-managed facilities including the Julian A. McPhee University Union, Cal Poly Recreation Center, Cal Poly Sports Complex, Doerr Family Field, and Cal Poly P.

Nominations for UUAB chair are April 1–15, with the election on April 15.

Recruitment for UUAB membership is open April 12–23.

 

Candidate Documents

ASI President Candidate Important Documents

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ASI President Responsibility Guide

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Overview of ASI Officer and Board of Directors Roles

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Candidate Write-In Packet

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Candidate Close-Out Statement-President

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ASI Board of Directors Candidate Important Documents

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Board of Directors Responsibility Guide

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Overview of ASI Officer and Board of Directors Roles

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Candidate Write-In Packet

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Candidate Close-Out Statement-Board of Directors

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General Candidate Documents

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Election Timeline

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Election Code

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Qualifications for Office

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Withdrawal Form

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Instant Run-Off Voting

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Contact Information

Lindsey Lee

Coordinator - Government Affairs