WHAT IS ASUCI?
The Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI), is the officially recognized undergraduate student government at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to regularly providing resources and student programming through student-run events and conferences, overseeing commercial activities such as discount tickets and the quarterly vendor fair, large scale school-wide events such as Welcome Week, Shocktoberfest, and Summerlands, and student services, the ASUCI advocates for students on a university, local, state, and national level and represents the student body on administrative campus and systemwide committees.
The ASUCI President acts as the chief representative for the association by chairing the Executive Branch of ASUCI and meeting regularly with the UC Irvine Chancellor, Provost, and other campus officials to ensure that UC Irvine students are represented at all levels of campus administration. The Office of the ASUCI President is tasked with connecting the voice of students to our campus leadership, as well as to the advocacy agenda of ASUCI. The ASUCI President sits on several boards and committees with the purpose of ensuring that student perspectives and concerns are represented in the decision-making process by administration on campus. Per the ASUCI Constitution, the ASUCI President is also:
- Responsible for issues involving the general welfare of students and administrative planning for the campus;
- Serves as a liaison to the campus administration surrounding various functions of campus climate;
- Serves as Chief Executive Officer of ASUCI and chair of the Executive Cabinet;
- Has cosignature authorization with the External Vice President and Internal Vice President over all budgetary expenditures;
- Coordinates office management, ASUCI business operations, and personnel transactions with ASUCI Executive Director; and
- Has cosignature authorization on contracts for ASUCI, in conjunction with the Executive Director and in accordance with University Policies and Procedures.
External Vice President (EVP)
The EVP represents the ASUCI on issues external to the campus and the association- working with Irvine city government, lobbying state officials, and sitting on the University of California Students Association (UCSA) Board of Directors and other Senate-approved external student organizations. The EVP promotes student advocacy on a local, statewide and national level to ensure the affordability, accessibility, and diversity of our university through participation in external partner organizations. Organizing around tuition, worker solidarity, and human rights the EVP advocates and gives resources to students to become student advocates through organizing and lobby trainings, external conferences, and representative and leadership opportunities. The EVP also:
- Seeks to promote student advocacy on a statewide, local and national level in order to ensure the affordability, accessibility, quality and diversity of our University;
- Has cosignature authorization with the President and Internal Vice President over all budgetary expenditures;
- Coordinates all studentinitiated voter registration efforts on campus;
- Serves as the student liaison to the local government, statewide and nationwide student associations and community; and
- Develops and maintains programs relating to the civic enrichment of the undergraduate student body and local community.
Internal Vice President (IVP)
The IVP serves as the representative of undergraduate students in administrative functions and structures across the campus, these including student health insurance and Anteater Express, among others. In doing so, the IVP manages additional appointed student representatives to ensure the highest quality advocacy regarding campus administrative areas. The IVP also:
- Has cosignature authorization with the President and External Vice President over all budgetary expenditures;
- Oversees the internal management of ASUCI and campus projects;
- Creates and oversees a commission of board representatives, subject to appointment and removal of representatives by the Joint Committee on Student Representatives;
- Develops and maintains all administrative services that are overseen by ASUCI; and
- Develops and maintains programs relating to the quality of services offered by UC Irvine administration, and which maintains a level of transparency regarding such services.
Academic Affairs Vice President (AAVP)
The AAVP manages students’ relationship with the academic senate and campus faculty. This includes appointing students to academic senate and other campus committees, as well as regularly meeting with campus officials who oversee undergraduate academic initiatives. The AAVP also:
- Strives to cultivate student leadership by raising awareness about the diverse and dynamic academic opportunities on campus, providing avenues of learning outside the classroom and empowering students to be advocates of the academic life here at UC Irvine;
- Represents the Associated Students on those matters relating to the educational quality at the University of California, Irvine;
- Serves as the ASUCI representative to the Academic Senate;
- Create and oversee a commission of Academic Senate representatives, subject to appointment and removal of representatives by the Joint Committee on Student Representatives;
- Consults with the Academic Senate officers regarding the appointment of student representatives to the Academic Senate Committees; and
- Develops and maintains ASUCI programs relating to the academic enrichment for the undergraduate student body.
- Collaborates with the Senate, to foster the development
Student Services Vice President (SSVP)
The SSVP strives to enhance the undergraduate experience on campus with respect to entertainment and recreational activities, and to promote student spirit throughout campus. They oversee ASUCI performance agreements; and develop and maintain all ASUCI programs relating to entertainment for the undergraduate student body. The SSVP oversees the following ASUCI programs: