By Jorge Campos |Staff Writer|
The Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) elections have begun.
The purpose of the ASI elections is to elect representatives that will serve on the ASI Board of Directors.
All elected representatives serve a one-year term, according to ASI.
ASI is in charge of the budget that is granted to programs, organizations and many more. This includes a budget of $50 thousand for clubs, according to CSUSB Executive Vice President of Finance, Bryce Davis.
Campaigning for executive positions started on April 26 and the voting for these positions, such as student body president, executive vice president and vice president of finance, will be held on May 6 and 7.
The ASI students here at CSUSB represent the interest, needs and concerns of over 17,000 students and present them to the administration, faculty and staff.
ASI has programs and services,which they support across campus, and their presence is evident in many of the committees on which they serve.
According to the application for ASI executive positions, the requirements to be eligible to run for an executive position are: Candidates must be in good standing with the university with no current or pending disciplinary action or record with judicial affairs and/or the department of housing and residential life.
No ASI member can be a candidate for more than one office.
All applicants must be involved with ASI directly or prove previous collegiate leadership experience for a minimum of two quarters or one semester to be considered eligible to run for a position with the ASI.
Candidates must complete a petition, obtain 400 student signatures, and write a 100-word essay explaining why they want to run for the position.
The executive officers of ASI run the program and oversee ASI operations, holding the responsibility of responsibly appointing members to various committees and positions.
The winners of the elections for executive positions will be announced on Friday, May 8.