Mission: To provide various services to the students, to the university campus community and provide an educational experience for the students it employs. The organization works to represent the interests, needs and perspectives of stanford students at every level of decision making within the university. The organization advocates on behalf of stanford students on issues such as cost of living, diversity, student life and student activities space. Each year the assu strives to innovative new projects and create new services that will improve the quality of student life offered at stanford. It also hold funds on behalf of student groups and provides administrative, banking and accounting services over the funds for student groups. These groups in turn provide the majority of cultural, political, recreational and religious programming for the entire campus.
Programs: The organization provides development and leadership training opportunities to stanford students through administrative or operational support and services to faculty, staff or students, and professional services requiring individual expertise in a professional or technical field; developing and distributing an unofficial guide on stanford university community; running a student store which provides stanford imprinted clothing, gifts and supplies; and promoting new programs and improved services for stanford students. The organization also provides and administers funds to student organizations.
The ASSU is a great part of the Stanford life! It contributes to the sense of unity and advocacy on campus. I have had the pleasure to work with many ASSU members and have never been disappointed by their amazing ideas and the multitude of successful projects they constantly carry out. From the information panels on majors, relationships and interaction between the various communities to the grants they give out for arts projects in the summer, the ASSU is constantly evolving to respond to the needs of all students!