Associated Students, Chico

Associated Students, Chico[1] (AS.) is the student government at California State University, Chico. With assets of over $19 million and annual revenue over $20 million, Associated Students, Chico is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Northern California[2] Associated Students, Chico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public-benefit corporation with 17,488[3] members. The organization owns and operates several student services on-campus including all vending machines, and foodservices, as well as the campus bookstore. The students of CSU Chico also own their own student union building named the Bell Memorial Union which houses the Marketplace Cafe, the AS Bookstore, and the student government offices.

Associated Students, Chico
The Bell Memorial Union student union is the headquarters of Associated Students, Chico
AbbreviationAS. Chico
MottoStudents Serving Students
Headquarters548 West Second Street, Chico, California, United States  95929-0750
Michael Pratt
Executive Vice President
Vu Nguyen
Vice President of Business and Finance
Brett Rahtz
Vice President of Facilities and Services
Andrew Roberts
Key people
David Buckley, Executive Director, Jon Slaughter, Director of AS Programs and Government Affairs
Main organ
Board of Directors
AffiliationsCSSA, AOA, and ACUI

The Associated Students Bylaws provide that student officers are elected annually from among and by the students.[4] Students are assessed a mandatory Activity Fee at registration which funds the student government and other programs.

The AS. is generally divided into three areas, each the responsibility of one of three Associated Students standing committees. The AS' role as a government is manifested in the Government Affairs Committee. The student union is administered under the original authority of the Bell Memorial Union Committee. The administration of the businesses is under the original authority of the Business Committee. All of these areas are under the ultimate authority of the AS Board of Directors.

Associated Students, Chico is a dues paying member of the California State Student Association, the Auxiliary Organizations Association, and the Association of College Unions International .

Board of directors

The Associated Students Board of Directors is composed of the four elected student executives, the two elected student directors, one faculty member jointly appointed by the AS and the university president, and two university vice presidents. All activity of the organization is ultimately under the direction of the board. Any action of any of the three standing committees of the board may be overturned only by a 2/3+1 vote of the board.

Student government

The students of CSUC are represented on campus and in the community by the student government. The AS President is elected annually and generally supervises all elected and appointed officers. The Government Affairs Committee comprises the elected student officers. In fall 2014, the Student Academic Senate was established under the Government Affairs Committee to provide for college specific representation.

Executives, Directors and Commissioners

  • President, Alisha Sharma
  • Executive Vice President, Jared Geiser
  • Vice President of Business and Finance, Alex Williams
  • Vice President of Facilities and Services, Zachary Scott
  • Director of University Affairs, Samuel Akinwande
  • Director of Legislative Affairs, Trevor Guthrie
  • Commissioner of Sustainability Affairs, Tania Ruiz
  • Commissioner of Diversity Affairs, Prairie Francia
  • Commissioner of Community Affairs, Alejandra Becerra-Silva
  • Commissioner of Student Organizations and Programs, Anthony Ruiz

Student Academic Senators

  • College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management, Rigoberto Vazquez Jr.
  • College of Agriculture, Karla Camacho
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Michelle Nguyen
  • College of Business, Antonio Robles
  • College of Communication and Education, Daniel Human
  • College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Tova Love
  • College of Natural Sciences, Victoria Matthews

Councils & Committees

  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Bell Memorial Union Committee
  • Associated Students Business Committee
  • Sustainability Fund Allocation Committee
  • Student Academic Senate
  • Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Sustainability Affairs Council
  • Community Affairs Council
  • Diversity Affairs Council
  • Town & Gown Committee
  • Event Funding Allocation Council

Activity Fee funded programs

  • AS Child Development Lab
  • AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center
  • Community Legal Information Center
  • KCSC Radio
  • Community Action Volunteers in Education
  • AS Productions
  • AS Sustainability
  • AS Recycling
  • Freshman Leadership Opportunity(FLO)

Student union

There are several programs run by the students, under the original jurisdiction of the AS Bell Memorial Union Committee.

Recreation programs

  • Adventure Outings
  • Wildcat Recreation Center


  • Conference Services
  • Information Center
  • 3rd Floor Art Gallery
  • Computer Lab
  • Facilities

Student businesses

There are several commercial enterprises run by the students, under the original jurisdiction of the AS Businesses Committee.

AS Bookstore

  • Clothing/Gifts/Supplies
  • Computers
  • Convenience Store
  • General Books
  • Textbook Operations
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Cashiering
  • Store Systems
  • E-Commerce
  • Customer Service

AS Dining Services

  • Butte Station
  • Holt Station
  • Catering
  • Concessions/Vending
  • Residence Hall Dining
  • Common Grounds
  • Creekside Coffee
  • Union Marketplace CafĂ©

Organizational administration

  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology


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