ASUN (Associated Students of the University of Nevada)

Student government on the University of Nevada, Reno campus is a strong voice with delegated authority to assume a responsible leadership role within the university community. The university's undergraduate student body is organized into a unified, self-governing body known as the Associated Students of the University of Nevada--ASUN.

As your student government, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is an integral part of the university community. ASUN is recognized by the President and the Board of Regents and provides many activities, events and services for students. For example, ASUN uses the profits from the ASUN Bookstore to offer more than $20,000 annually in scholarship monies, buy equipment for student use, and improve student facilities. All undergraduates are automatically members of ASUN and are eligible to attend events and/or use services.

The ASUN Student Government is comprised of three branches - judicial, executive and legislative. Elected or appointed undergraduate students fill all positions. Elections are held each March for elected positions and appointments are made on an on-going basis throughout the year. For more information on any of the areas of student government mentioned, please visit our website at http://www.asun.unr.edu or call (775) 784-6589, or visit our offices in the Student Union.

Judicial Branch

The Judicial Council, comprised of a Chief Justice, an Associate Chief Justice, and three (3) Associate Justices gives students a greater voice and responsibility in maintaining high standards of conduct. The Judicial Council investigates, adjudicates and assesses sanctions for violations of the Student Conduct Code and the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for members of the University Community. They also interpret the ASUN Constitution and all acts of the Senate; direct reapportionment of the Senate if that body fails to do so itself; and acts as an arbitration board for any cases from any organization recognized by ASUN.

Executive Branch

The Executive Branch consists of four student body officers: President, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Programming and Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, who are elected by the undergraduate student body, and the Speaker of the Senate, who is elected by his or her fellow senators. The office and responsibilities are as follows:

President: The President is the chief executive officer and serves as the chair of the Executive Council and the Fiscal Allocations Board. The president is also a member of all ASUN committees, as well as many university boards and committees, and serves as the official liaison between the undergraduate student body and administration.

Email: president@asun.unr.edu
Phone: (775) 784-6589

Executive Vice President: The Executive Vice President serves as chair of the Publications Board, and serves as president following the incapacity or vacancy of the presidential office. This position also serves as ASUN Treasurer.

Email: execvp@asun.unr.edu
Phone: (775) 784-6589

Vice President for Programming: The Vice President for Programming acts as chairman of the programming board. The board consists of the ASUN speaker of the senate and eight other student members, who serve as chairs of the eight committees and represent a specific area of programming. The committees that constitute the board include: Administrative, Concerts, Special Events, Contemporary Issues, Diversions and Minorities courses, Human Awareness, Recreation and Travel, and University Weeks.

Email: vpprogramming@asun.unr.edu
Phone: (775) 784-6589

Vice President for Clubs and Organizations: The Vice President for Clubs and Organizations serves as chair of the Clubs and Organizations board and is a liaison between Senate and all ASUN recognized clubs and organizations.

Email: vpco@asun.unr.edu

Speaker of the Senate: The Speaker of the Senate is the representative of the Senate to the Executive Council and the greater university community. The speaker chairs all Senate meetings and oversees all Senate committees.

Email: speaker@asun.unr.edu
Phone: (775) 784-6589

Legislative Branch

Consisting of 22 Senators from each of the academic schools and colleges, the Senate reviews and approves all actions taken by boards and committees. With the Executive Council, Senate members also make decisions dealing with money, programming and policies. The ASUN Senate meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union. All meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. If you would like to contact your Senator, please refer to the Senate directory on the following pages. In addition to serving on Senate, Senators are required to serve on the following boards:

Fiscal Allocations Board: The Fiscal Allocations Board controls all ASUN funds, and allocates money throughout the year to ASUN-recognized clubs and organizations, ASUN Publications, and campus departments for programs and events.

Clubs and Organizations Board: This board is the main method of contact between the recognized clubs and the ASUN Government. The Clubs and Organizations Board is a means for setting policy, training, promotion and resources.

Publications Board: The Publications Board oversees four student-run publications: the student newspaper, the Nevada Sagebrush, the yearbook, Artemisia, the literary and arts journal, the Brushfire and the undergraduate radio station, Wolfpack Radio.

Programming Board (Flipside Productions) Eight undergraduate students are appointed to the Programming Board, also known as Flipside Productions. They plan, supervise, present, and evaluate programs designed to educate, entertain, and inspire all undergraduates. Board members (chairs) each specialize in one of the following activities. All can be contacted at (775)784-6589.

Administrative: Maintains the budget and serves as historian.

Email: adminchair@asun.unr.edu

Concerts: Brings bands across the music spectrum to campus.

Email: concerts@asun.unr.edu

Community Service: Plans community service and charity events.

Email: community@asun.unr.edu

Contemporary Issues: Plans current events (political, spiritual, scientific, interpersonal) programming.

Email: issues@asun.unr.edu

Diversions & Minicourses: Provides educational and other activities (Semester Movie Series) to help students manage stress.

Email: minicourses@asun.unr.edu

Special Events: Brings comedians, hypnotists, and lecturers to campus. Organizes free student pregame tailgates and undergraduate student orientation.

Email: eventschair@asun.unr.edu

Travel and Recreation: Organizes group student travel activities.

Email: travel@asun.unr.edu

University Weeks: Organizes Welcome Week, Homecoming, and Mackay Week activities.

Email: univweeks@asun.unr.edu

OTHER ASUN SERVICES

Clubs and Organizations

There are more than 180 clubs and organizations officially recognized by the ASUN. There should be a club out there for you and your interest, and even if there isn't, it's possible to start one. Any group of ten or more participants enrolled in seven (7) or more undergraduate credit hours may petition for ASUN recognition, which allows an organization to use campus facilities, get funding and establish an activities program. Membership can be based on scholarship, college, class, skill, interest or any other basis. However, it is prohibited to exclude individuals from "membership on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, physical and mental impairment, or sexual orientation." This applies to all groups with the exception of those exempted in Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Exempt groups may not discriminate on any basis other than gender" (ASUN Clubs and Organizations Board Statutes, Section 290.1B).

ASUN Publications

  • The Nevada Sagebrush is written and edited by students to provide commentary and coverage of campus news. It is free and available on Tuesday mornings. Contact the Editor at (775) 784-4033 if you are interested in contributing to or distributing The Nevada Sagebrush. The Nevada Sagebrush is also now on-line, so please visit http://www.nevadasagebrush.com
  • The Artemisia is the student yearbook that portrays student life along with campus and local events. Call the Editor at (775) 784-6131 for more information.
  • The Brushfire features literary works, poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, art, etc., from students to fulfill the literary and artistic needs of the student body. All contributors are welcome. Call the Editor at (775) 784-6131 for more information.
  • Wolf Pack Radio is a resource for music, information and news created by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada. Tune into 1700 AM to listen to the radio station created by students for students. Wolf Pack Radio is now online at http://www.wolfpackradio.org Call the Manager at (775) 784-7074 for more information.

ASUN Legal Information and Referral Service

Students have free access to legal information on most civil and criminal matters through the ASUN Legal Information and Referral Service. This service provides consultation arranged to fit your schedule and a legal information library. Staffed by the Legal Service Director and a staff attorney, the service is supplemented by area attorneys. The service handles a variety of cases from landlord/tenant problems to traffic/DUI to on campus problems like grade appeals. For more information, call (775) 784-6132.

ASUN Intramurals

Intramural sports are among the most popular activities on campus and are funded by ASUN. You can join an existing team, start your own team or participate in an individual sport. Team sports include fl ag football, volleyball, basketball, tube water polo, fl oor hockey, outdoor soccer, indoor soccer, softball and bowling. Individual sports include tennis, cross country, swimming, table tennis, racquetball, golf, billiards and rock climbing. For more information pick up a Campus Recreation and Wellness Program Guide at Lombardi Recreation Building or call (775) 784-4041, ext 247.

ASUN Bookstore

The ASUN Bookstore is owned and operated solely by the ASUN. The bookstore stocks all required and supplemental textbooks, as well as some 12,000 titles in general books. School supplies, stationery, emblematic clothing and gifts, calculators, computers, graduation attire, and snack foods are available. The Computer Den, film processing, fax services, special ordering for books.You may pay for any purchase using personal checks with a valid student ID or all major credit cards. A full refund is offered on all textbooks within the first two weeks of each semester, provided books are in new condition and are accompanied with a receipt. Book Buy Back for used textbooks is held during finals week each semester. The bookstore is located in the Student Union. Please call (775) 784-6597 for current store hours or for general information.

For additional information please check the ASUN Bookstore website at www.asunbookstore.com

ASUN Campus Escort Service

The university, through ASUN, provides a campus escort service seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. excluding holidays, winter break, and summer. This service provides a free safe ride to and from university buildings and up to two miles off campus. The program is staffed by well-trained student campus escort officers and can be reached during operating hours at (775) 742-6808. For more information or to speak to the Coordinator of the Campus Escort program, call (775) 784-6341 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays).

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