ASI Elections


ASI Elections 2017 Run for student government

Elections Overview


What is Student Government?

ASI Student Government consists of student leaders either elected by the student body or appointed by the ASI President to serve the student body and assume specific responsibilities. As a whole, Student Government aims to serve the students of Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), from lobbying on their behalf to advocating for campus services and representing the students.

Getting involved and serving as a Student Government leader leads to excellent business experience, building your college involvement and boosting your career resume.

What are elections for?

The elections coming up in May are to elect 14 student leaders composed of the ASI President, Vice President and senators that sit on the ASI Senate in Student Government.

Who is eligible to run for Student Government?

Students are eligible to run for Student Government if they meet the CSU system-wide requirements. These requirements include having a 2.0 GPA or higher, having attended at least two quarters at CPP, having taken and received credit for at least nine units, being in good standing with the Office of Judicial Affairs and having not exceeded the unit load maximum.

How do I join Student Government?

Student Government is accessible in two ways: via election and via appointment. Elections occur annually in spring quarter online over the course of about a week. The election outcome determines who will sit on the ASI Senate, which also serves as the ASI Board of Directors. This voting body consists of a president, a vice president, a senator to represent each of the eight colleges (College of Agriculture, College of Business, Collins College of Hospitality Management, College of Education and Integrative Studies, College of Engineering, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, College of Environmental Design and College of Science) and a senator to represent each of the four at-large councils (Student Interest Council, Greek Council, InterHall Council and Multicultural Council) OR The respective colleges are the College of Agriculture, College of Business, Collins College of Hospitality Management, College of Education and Integrative Studies, College of Engineering, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, College of Environmental Design and College of Science. The four at-large council are Student Interest Council, Greek Council, InterHall Council and Multicultural Council. To serve in one of these elected positions you must follow the steps in the elections process and win your race.

Additional opportunities are available through appointed positions in the Cabinet, BEAT and on committees. These appointed positions are Treasurer, Attorney General, Secretary of External Affairs, Secretary of Internal Affairs, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Programs & Services, Secretary of Sustainability, Elections Chair, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Attorney General, Assistant Secretary of Programs & Services, BEAT Music Chair, BEAT Outreach Chair and BEAT Programming Chair. Committees include ASI committees such as Elections Committee, Sustainability Committee, and Rules & Policies Committee, as well as university-wide committees on topics such as finance, academics and athletics. Applications to apply for these positions are available year round in the ASI Student Government office located in the Bronco Student Center (BSC, Bldg. 35) across from Round Table Pizza. You must complete the application and turn it in to the ASI Student Government Office to be considered for the position.

How do I join the election and how do I run for office?

The first step to joining the elections is to participate in an ASI Elections Informational Session which will take place around late winter quarter to early spring quarter. There, you will get a brief overview of the Student Government structure, as well as the election process. You are not required to run after this meeting since it is simply informational. However, in order to run for office, you MUST come to at least one meeting.

Why should you join the Elections Committee?

There are many reasons to join the ASI Elections Committee. First off, serving on the Elections Committee looks GREAT on your résumé! Second, you get to learn how to plan events, understand the election process and make presentations to your peers. This will reflect your skills in managing events and overseeing operations in a team setting. Third, you’ll have the opportunity to have a say on how the 2017 elections will be executed by sharing your ideas and offering your critical and rational reasoning. Finally, it’s a great way to introduce yourself to student leadership on campus! Many Elections Committee members have gone on to serve in ASI Cabinet, Council, and club executive board positions. You should also know that as a student leader, you will be eligible to participate in the ASI Graduation and receive an ASI stole in your graduating year.


For more information, please contact the ASI Student Government Elections Chair, Ingrid Flores at (909) 869-3616 or asielections@cpp.edu.