Recruitment & Elections

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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. Elected representatives include the ASI president and the ASI Board of Directors. The filing period for these positions begins in winter quarter. 

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 regard to student advocacy efforts and ASI corporate activity.

For additional resources, visit Recruitment & Elections FAQs.

2022–23 ASI Election Timeline
College of Architecture and Environmental Design

ASI Board of Directors Special Election Results

The results are in! The winners of our 2022–23 Board of Directors Special Election for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design were revealed today at 11 a.m.! 

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Recruitment & Elections Committee

Recruitment and Elections Committee

The ASI Recruitment & Elections Committee is responsible for the effective recruitment of candidates and facilitation of the ASI Elections 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.

 

Recruitment and Elections Disciplinary Sub-Committee

The ASI Recruitment & Elections Disciplinary Committee is a subcommittee of the ASI Recruitment & Elections Committee formed during spring quarter, 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.

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.

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.

Learn more about the ASI chief of staff position. 

 

Recruitment for the ASI Executive Cabinet is open until filled.

Learn more about the ASI Executive Cabinet. 

Apply for a position on the Executive Cabinet.

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.

Recruitment for UUAB membership is open until filled. For the 2022–23 academic year, UUAB is recruiting representatives from the following colleges: 

  • College of Science & Mathematics
  • College of Engineering

Learn more about UUAB. 

Apply for a position on the UUAB.

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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FAQs

View the Frequently Asked Questions on the ASI Recruitment and Elections processes.

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Contact Information

Lindsey Lee

Coordinator — Government Affairs