Student Government

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF NAU

The Associated Students of Northern Arizona University is the undergraduate student body government. All fee-paying students are members. ASNAU works to provide leadership on behalf of the student body to the university administration, Arizona Board of Regents and the Arizona Legislature regarding matters of educational concern at Northern Arizona University.

ASNAU consists of three branches; the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial. The Executive branch of ASNAU consists of the President, Vice President for Student Services, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff. The Legislative branch is made up of 14 senators elected from the general student population. The judicial branch is comprised of the ASNAU Supreme Court which interprets the ASNAU, Arizona, and United States constitutions regarding student government issues. There are many opportunities for involvement in ASNAU through a variety of appointed positions. Some of the appointed positions include: Student State Affairs directors, Public Relations coordinators, Special Events coordinators, and student members of university committees, as well as other special committee and task force assignments. 

ASNAU also provides a variety of other student services. These include free notary service and student legal counsel, extended hours at Cline Library, an annual concert, organizational allocations, Club Headquarters, speakers, leadership development, award celebrations, and activities for special events such as Family Weekend and Homecoming.

Open meetings are held weekly. All students are encouraged to submit complaints, ideas, and general feedback on any programs sponsored by ASNAU or in any areas that may affect the general student body. ASNAU is your student government - GET INVOLVED! The offices are located on the second floor of the University Union, Room 206. ASNAU can also be reached at 928-523-4971 or asnau@nau.edu

ASNAU BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

ASNAU committees, comprised entirely of undergraduate students, investigate and discuss matters of significance to the student body, and make recommendations to the university administration. Students on these boards and committees in areas such as residence life, food service, parking, etc., play an important role in the formulation of university policy.

FRESHMEN PROGRAMS - ASNAU

The New Student Government is an organization within ASNAU. NSG strives to involve freshmen and transfer students in student government activities as well as a variety of campus and community events. NSG members coordinate social and service projects throughout the year and promote various ASNAU activities in conjunction with ASNAU. If you are interested in being a part of NSG, stop by the office or contact ASNAU.

GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Graduate Student Government is the governing body for graduate students at Northern Arizona University. All enrolled graduate students are members. The primary concern of GSG is to promote graduate education and enhance graduate life at NAU.

The GSG Executive officers consist of a graduate President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary elected by the graduate student majority. The Representative body is formed of representatives elected yearly from each college as well as two extended campus representatives and two at-large representatives. The GSG offers travel awards for graduate students, upholds a housing listserv, advocates for increased graduate assistant benefits and tuition remission, collaborates with the Arizona Students’ Association and the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students on state and national higher education issues, serves on university-wide committees, and organizes social gatherings for graduate students and families.

Open meetings are held bi-monthly. All students are encouraged to submit complaints, ideas, and general feedback on any programs sponsored by GSG or in any areas that may affect the graduate student body. GSG offices are located in the Graduate College, Ashurst Hall Room A102. GSG can also be reached at 928-523-8897 or gsg@nau.edu

GSG BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

GSG committees, comprised of graduate students, investigate and discuss matters of significance to the student body, and make recommendations to the university administration. Students on these boards and committees in areas such as parking, etc., play an important role in the formulation of university policy.