The ASUU Student Government’s presidency and eleven boards help oversee many of the resources, programs, initiatives, and events that the ASUU Student Government runs. Below is a brief description of each board.
The ASUU Presidency is composed of the Student Body President, the Vice President of University Relations, the Vice President of Student Relations, and the Chief of Staff. The Chief of Staff is additionally supported by the Deputy Chiefs of Staff. The ASUU Presidency is tasked with both representing the student body to the University administration and overseeing the executive branch to ensure operational success.
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The Diversity Board’s primary mission is to provide a platform of support to those underrepresented in the student body. The intention of the board is to normalize an inclusive environment by providing and sponsoring a variety of symposiums surrounding diversity. The Board acknowledges the intersectional identities each individual holds and vows to continuously learn and be receptive to the needs of the underrepresented students at the University of Utah. The Board promises to be a resource of education as well as an example for participation towards a more inclusive and socially informed environment.
The Elections Board organizes and oversees the annual ASUU Student Government elections. The Board strives to ensure a fair, transparent, and equitable elections process for all the candidates. It also works hard to encourage students to run in the elections and to vote during Elections Week. The Elections Board additionally helps with the transition process between ASUU Administrations and puts on the annual ASUU Inauguration.
The Finance Board oversees and helps administer the ASUU budget. In addition to helping each incoming ASUU administration develop and pass their budget, the Board helps the other executive branch boards spend their money in a fiscally responsible and sustainable way. The Board also works with the ASUU Assembly and Senate Treasurers to set financial guidelines and procedures, which helps the legislative branch to responsibly and appropriate their allocated budgets.
First Year Council
First Year Council is designed to help first-year students have a successful and impactful first year at the University of Utah. FYC is dedicated to informing first year students about the resources available to them on campus in an effort to integrate them into the campus community. FYC is also designed to foster leadership and team building skills. Each year, FYC is comprised of about thirty students who will help meet the needs of other first year students on campus, serve the student body, build essential skills for being successful during their time at the University of Utah, and, most importantly, find a network of friends that allows them to make their first year experience amazing!
Government Relations Board
The Government Relations Board is engaged in various aspects of local, state, and national politics. The Board is committed to informing, involving, and connecting students with any civic opportunities available to them. The Board plays an especially active role in registering students to vote, educating students about political candidates and topics, and lobbying for University of Utah students during the annual Utah legislative session
The Marketing Board market and brand all events, initiatives, and programs that are organized by the ASUU Student Government. The Marketing Board designs and distributes marketing materials for general marketing campaigns and for specific events hosted by different boards. This marketing helps to promote events, outreach to the student body, and highlight current initiatives.
Student Immersion and Outreach
The Student Immersion and Outreach Board strives to meet the needs of the University’s students who are over the age of 25, married, have children, are pursuing a graduate degree, are veterans, are returning students, and/or are international students. The board provides programs and resources that help make student life easier and more enjoyable for these nontraditional populations. The goal of the Board is to be a presence of support and community for nontraditional students. Whether that is through connecting students to various services or getting involved in activities and events, the Board aims to make the nontraditional student experience here at the University a rewarding and memorable one.
Student Resources Board
The Student Resources Board is dedicated to being an outlet for students in need. The Board advocates and provides resources for all students in need of unbiased assistance, including: legal referrals, emergency loans, University of Utah academic and behavioral issues, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, renter’s issues, food insecurity, and miscellaneous advice. Providing a safe and private environment for all students seeking resources, student advocates will work to solve problems in-house and connect students with organizations in order to allow them to make the University of Utah a more conducive educational environment. The Student Resources Board also organizes and maintains all UCard-associated discounts at local businesses.
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The Sustainability Board seeks to make the University campus more sustainable through student involvement. The Board puts on its own sustainability programs like Recycle Rice Eccles, provides a student voice and other support to the University’s Office of Sustainability, and advocates for students to University Administrators. The Board also strives to promote sustainability internally, supporting the ASUU Student Government’s push to become a Green Certified Office and helping other boards to follow sustainable practices.