ASI Elections

ASI Student Government is comprised of elected and appointed student leaders that act as the collective voice of the student body and play an integral role in the operations of Associated Students, Inc. (ASI). By getting involved in Student Government, you have the opportunity to effect change and create a better Cal Poly for current and future generations of students.

ASI Student Government strives to give Cal Poly students the opportunity to be leaders, grow professionally, and represent the voice of their fellow Mustangs. As the collective voice of the students, leaders advocate for change, support, and resources to create positive contributions both on and off campus. Students can run for office and represent their constituents as ASI president or on the ASI Board of Directors.

Filing for candidacy occurs in February and elections are held annually in spring quarter. Candidate Packets and filing forms will be posted on the ASI website when the filing period begins on Feb. 5, 2018.

Important Dates


ASI Elections: Candidate Filing
Monday, February 5, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
University Union 2nd Floor

ASI Elections: Information Session
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Room 216

ASI Elections: Information Session
Monday, February 12, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Training Room

ASI Elections: Information Session
Thursday, February 22, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conference Room 212A

ASI Elections: Candidate Filing Closes
Friday, February 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ASI Elections: Mandatory Candidate Meeting:Board Of Directors
Thursday, March 1, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 220

ASI Elections: Mandatory Candidate Meeting:President
Friday, March 2, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 216

ASI Elections: Candidate Media Day
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Conference Room 220

ASI Elections: Presidential Candidate Debate
Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University Union Plaza - Stage

ASI Elections: Candidate Close-Out Statement Due
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:01 AM
University Union

ASI Elections: Candidate Meet & Greet
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University Union Plaza - Stage

ASI Elections: Election Day
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:00 AM Through
Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:00 AM

ASI Elections: Election Announcement
Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
University Union Plaza - Stage

Student Government's Flapjacks and Chat event

Elected Position Descriptions

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 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.

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.


ASI Board of Directors: Board members are required to attend weekly board workshops and bi-weekly board meetings. Other meetings include standing committees, University-wide committee meetings, trainings, and special events. The weekly time requirement for a board member is in excess of eight to ten hours per week.

ASI President: To 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 President Responsibility Guide for details on expectations and responsibilities.
The ASI president is the only elected-at-large student leader on the ASI officer team. The goals of the ASI president are achieved and implemented with the assistance of the appointed Executive Cabinet and chief of staff. The president shall represent the general student body and act as the official representative and host of ASI to University administration and the general public.
The ASI Board of Directors serves as the legislative body of ASI and official representative voice of Cal Poly students. Members of the Board of Directors are elected representatives of a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors meets bi-weekly to 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.
The University Union Advisory Board (UUAB) advises 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, and the Cal Poly Sports Complex. Members engage in program assessment, budgeting and facility planning. Recruitment begins April 2018.

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. Recruitment begins April 2018.
Pre-Candidate: A pre-candidate is 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 determines eligibility.

Candidate: A candidate is a student member who has filed a Candidate Packet under the ASI Election Code. The Dean of Students office shall decide 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.