Associated Students, Inc. - President's Message

Dear Students,

I am pleased to welcome you to California State University, Bakersfield!

My name is Mariela Gomez and it is my honor to serve as your ASI President.

Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) is specifically designed for you, the students. We are your representative government here on campus. We exist to provide an official voice through which your opinions and issues may be expressed regarding local, state, and federal affairs. ASI represents the collective voice of over 10,000 students at CSU Bakersfield and over 40,000 students across the CSU system as well. Not to mention, we host events, leadership seminars and work with all clubs and organizations.

This summer, the ASI Board has been busy working so that we are ready for the academic school year. We passed a balanced budget placing an emphasis on increasing collaborations, and travel funding for clubs and organizations. This year, we increased the amount of money available in the ASI Scholarship; we will be offering 10 $500 scholarships for Spring 2018, which both undergraduate and graduate students can submit an application. We also allocated $15,000 to one of CSUB's largest collaborative events - Runner Nights. It is our ultimate goal to give students opportunities and resources to help them achieve greatness.

The ASI Board will work endlessly so that your voice is heard on campus and in the halls of the Capitol in Sacramento and DC. We have increased representation in 4 key areas - Athletics, Greek Life, International Students, and Housing students. We are excited about the opportunity to increase collaboration in these areas.

Please visit our office located inside of the Student Union. Our entire ASI Board welcomes your ideas and feedback so we can better serve you. I also encourage you to play a larger role within ASI; join a committee, become a member of the L.E.A.D. Program, or simply attend our weekly Friday Board meetings, which are on Fridays at 3 p.m. in ITV Studio C underneath the Library.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and helping to make this an incredible year.


Mariela Gomez

President | Associated Students, Incorporated

California State University, Bakersfield

Phone: (661) 654-2419