ASI Vision Statement
Ignite Potential & Empower Student Voices
For the students, by the students
ASI is a non-profit student-run auxiliary governed by a Board of Directors elected by the student body of Cal State LA. Assisting in the protection of student rights and interests, ASI provides the means for effective input into the governance of the campus and is the official avenue through which student opinion is expressed.
ASI offers students experience in responsible political participation, as they advocate for the protection of higher education at the state and federal level. With the support of professional staff, the Board sets strategic goals and policy priorities, while members represent student interests on ASI-internal and University-wide committees.
The Board is comprised of six Executives, two Representatives from each of the six academic colleges, and two Representatives-At-Large that focus on diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement. The Board and Professional Staff manage the day-to-day operations of the corporation providing students, faculty and staff dynamic programming, support and services.
The purpose and function of the Board of Directors is to act as:
a governing Board for ASI.
a steward of student funds.
a learning laboratory for student leadership.
Since 1959, ASI has promoted the establishment of, and provided:
The means for, effective avenues of student input into the governance of the campus.
An official voice through which student opinion could be expressed.
An opportunity where students could gain experience and training in responsible political participation and civic leadership.
The protection of the rights and interests of individual students.
Support for the educational, social, physical and cultural well-being of the university community.