Established in 1991, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a non-profit, student-run auxiliary of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). ASI’s mission is concise yet impactful: To serve, engage and empower students. ASI is the official voice to express student opinions, foster awareness of student issues, and protect the rights and interests of students. ASI also delivers programs which promote a campus climate that meets the educational, social, and cultural well-being of all students. ASI is comprised of student-focused entities, each with a unique statement of purpose in service of the mission. The efforts, initiatives, and programs of these entities are supported by the ASI corporate office and the ASI design team.
As a primary entity of campus life, ASI affords students a variety of ways to serve their communities, engage in the diverse life of the University, and empower themselves as a student leaders who leave their legacies at Cal State San Marcos.
Students involved in ASI serve CSUSM students by engaging in lobbying for student concerns at local and state levels, planning and delivering social, educational, recreational, and cultural programming, participating in student leadership retreats, and advocating for social justice throughout our communities.
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ASI serves, engages, and empowers students.
ASI strives to provide representation, to offer an inclusive environment, and to promote campus pride for all students.
ADVOCACY: ASI actively investigates issues and represents the student voice in the governance of the campus, community, and state.
SOLIDARITY: ASI is committed to promoting a unified community and establishing an inclusive and supportive environment.
INTEGRITY: ASI stays true to its commitments, maintains transparency in its actions, and upholds its accountability to students.