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Boise State University Day at the Capitol, Allison Corona photo.

Have you wondered about what ASBSU is? Maybe you’ve never even heard of it. Well, you’re not alone.

The Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) President, Chey Sheen said, “I’m always looking for ways we can do better in listening to our student needs and experiences, so please reach out and/or visit our office! Our door is always open and we are happy to listen and learn from you.”

So, what does ASBSU do and why should you care? We’ve got you covered.

What they do

ASBSU has an impact on student life and the Boise State campus since student representatives make decisions and policies that affect the student body — that includes you.

Their goal is to facilitate university involvement under the umbrella of education, culture, and social engagement, and they advocate for the interests of all students. They have their own policies and processes apart from Boise State University Administration that are governed solely by students.

There are five branches in ASBSU, each with their own mission, that work toward specific goals to meet the needs of students.

You can easily learn about ASBSU’s mission by accessing all their governing documents, including their constitution, which is available to the public.

Why you should care

There’s a representative for just about every group of students you can think of. Have an issue you want to address or something you want to change? Reach out to an Assembly Member who can help you take the steps to address that issue.

Being a part of ASBSU opens opportunities for students in their future careers and expands connections, communication, and collaboration skills, regardless of major. Even if you can’t be a member, you can still reap the benefits of their resources.

You can get your individual or club trips and projects funded by the Funding Board by filling out an ASBSU grant request form, then attend a short hearing to determine if you’re eligible for a grant. The goal is to encourage students to participate in conferences, collaborate for innovative events, and get back the funds they’re putting into their education.

Need legal assistance? ASBSU also offers free attorney consultations for fee-paying Boise State students.

That’s the gist of it! You can email with any questions, comments, or concerns. You can get to know the student representatives by reading their biographies and contacting them.

Their office is located on the second floor of the Student Union Building in the Student Involvement & Leadership Center above Buster’s Kitchen.

Dates to remember

Representatives are elected by the student body annually. The next ASBSU election takes place in early April.

Election debates happen on Thursday, March 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and voting takes place Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4. Then, the election results will be announced Wednesday, April 5 via mass email. Inauguration takes place on Thursday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Weekly meetings are open to the public to see the student representatives in action and hear what they are working on.

Executive Cabinet meetings are Tuesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Student Involvement & Leadership Center.

Senate and Assembly joint meetings are Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in varying locations, Check out their meeting times and locations or tune in virtually on Youtube.

Lastly, follow @asbsu on Instagram for important dates, information on meetings, and updates on what they’re doing to improve students’ experience at Boise State.

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