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Nov 16, 2018
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ASI President-Elect Demi Wack talks to The Collegian News Editor Razmik Canas about her upbringing during their interview on March 23, 2018. (Ramuel Reyes/The Collegian)

ASI At a Glance: Student body president welcomes fall class

Whether you are a returning student or a new student who has just started your Fresno State journey, I’m excited to see what this year will bring for us! My name is Demi Wack and I’m your Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) president this year. As student body president, I’m looking forward to connecting you with campus resources and advocating for your needs. Ultimately, every student has a different experience when they step onto campus. Our job at ASI is to make your unique experience the best it can possibly be.

How do we do that, you ask? We are student leaders elected by YOU, the student body, in March of every year.  We provide opportunities for you to participate in the decision making process on campus by making student voices heard at campus-wide committees. We work to protect student rights and interests by advocating on your behalf from a federal, state, local and campus-wide perspective. Most notably, we use your student fees to invest in programs and services that help meet your needs on campus. During last year alone we were able to give funding for new equipment in the Recreation Center, benches in the Peace Garden, along with our Impact Grant allocating over $85,000 to projects focusing on technology, sustainability and general campus programming.

The best part of all of this is that you are already a part of ASI. Students who pay their student fees get to use our services, so take advantage of us! Please reach out to us through our social media (@FresnoStateASI) with any questions, suggestions, or your passion to get involved! Also, please feel free to stop by our office at any time in the University Student Union’s (USU) room 316. Keep your eyes peeled for weekly updates! Now here’s a quick rundown of what has happened since school has started:

  • ASI held our first Senate Meeting of the year. Impact Grant recipients were notified and we look forward to all the good things they will do with the money they received!
  • We are planning Snacks with Senators – a monthly event where we get to meet you, share a snack, and hear your wants and needs!
  • At our annual Senate training, we collaborated with CSU Bakersfield’s ASI team and spoke with University President Zelezny (she used to be our Provost at Fresno State). The Senators set new goals for how they’ll be serving you this year!
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