In 1965-1966, over 50 students served on three committees (Honor Code, Constitution, and Activities) which was the genesis of ASUCI. After a failed attempt to ratify a constitution in spring 1966, on November 18, 1966, the first ASUCI constitution and fee ($7 quarter) were approved with 74.6% of the 1,141 students who voted, voting yes. Chancellor Aldrich recognized the election as valid and therefore authorized the establishment of both.
On October 8, 1972, The Regents authorized the ASUCI to increase to $8 per quarter. On February 14, 1973, The Regents authorized the ASUCI fee to increase to $9 per quarter. In 1981, The Regents authorized the fee to increase to $13 per quarter. And, on July 18, 1996, The Regents authorized the fee to increase to $18 per quarter.
In Fall 1976 , the graduate students separated from ASUCI forming their own organization, Associated Graduate Students. Their current fee is $9 per student per quarter (excluding GSM and Medical students who pay $14 per student per quarter).