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ASI and USU: How to tell the difference and why it’s important

Unfamiliar with what Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and University Student Union (USU) represent? You’re not alone. In fact, ASI and USU are two organizations that are often mistaken with eachother.
To clear up the confusion surrounding the ambiguous acronyms, here is a quick overview of what they do.
ASI
ASI is made up of three different organizations: the ASI Board of Directors, Warrior Street Team and the University Wide Committees.
The ASI Board of Directors is composed of 18 directors, including the ASI President, Vice President, student representatives from each college and special interest representatives.
Now, what exactly do they do? Firstly, the Board of Directors’ mission and purpose is to represent and advocate for the student body and ensure their quality of education and success on campus.
These students are elected or appointed to sit on the board every Spring semester to represent the student body for the following academic year.
The Warrior Street Team is the lobby corps of ASI. They deal with student issues on a broader (statewide and federal) scale.
They talk with student leaders on- and off-campus and work with the organizations such as the California State Student Association and Turlock City Council.
They also work with assembly members, Congressman Jeff Denham and the two senators representing California.
The University Wide Committees provide students with the opportunity to sit on campus committees with faculty, staff and administration in an effort to be the voice of the student population.
But wait, there’s more.
Looking to get a grade appealed? Having any university conflicts? If so, be sure to stop by and see your Student Advocates in office #206, located on the second floor of the University Student Union.
USU
Now, what does the USU do?
The purpose of the USU Board of Directors is to do what’s best for students and make decisions regarding the USU building.
The USU is home to all things related to student life.
Need to submit your assignment via Blackboard before class? Forgot to print your paper that’s due? Instead of trekking back home and potentially being late to class, run in to the USU’s computer lounge – complete with computers, internet access and printing.
Have a big break between classes? Head on over to the Carol Burke Lounge where you can study or meet with friends in a relaxing atmosphere.
Want to wind down after a long day of class? Check out the USU’s game room where you can play pool or ping-pong with your friends or play video games on the Xbox and Wii consoles.
Everyone knows the best way to show support for our Warrior athletes is to dress up in red and gold – but where can you find Warrior gear?
The least expensive place to buy Warrior merchandise is inside the Warriors Activities Center (WAC) or at the kiosk on Wednesdays in the quad.
For more information regarding ASI or USU, stop by their office on the second floor of the University Student Union or call 209-667-3833. You can also email them at [email protected]

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