About

The Associated Students of the University of the Pacific, (ASuop) is the governing student body that is responsible for advocating and working on behalf of student concerns. To benefit students, ASuop Government maintains close working relationships with the Division of Student Life and partnerships around the Stockton Community. ASuop Government has two branches: an Executive and a Legislative. These two branches work together to ensure that the student voice is heard in University governance, supply essential and valuable service to the ASuop members, and provide the opportunity to be involved in student life at Pacific.

The Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASuop) is the governing student body, and is responsible for advocating and working on behalf of students. To benefit students, ASuop maintains close working relationships with the Division of Student life and partnerships around the Stockton Community. ASuop is comprised of three branches – the legislative, executive, and judicial. These branches work together to ensure that the student voice is heard in University governance, supply essential services to ASuop members, and provide the opportunity to be involved in student life at Pacific.

The legislative branch is comprised of the Senate. The Senate forms the overall policy and goals of ASuop, approves the annual and semi-annual budgets, and serves as a conduit for information to flow from the students to the university administration. There are currently fourteen senate seats; one from each school on the Stockton campus and six Senators-at-Large which represent all students.

The executive branch is headed by the President of ASuop, who is assisted by the Vice President and other critical executive team members, which form the cabinet. The cabinet is responsible for the day to day operations of ASuop and its services.

The judicial branch is comprised of the Supreme Court, which is headed by the Chief Justice and is joined by two other Associate Justices. The Court is responsible for interpreting the constitution, verifying the results of elections, and hearing all impeachment proceedings.

There are many different ways to get involved in ASuop and student life in general. There are opportunities within ASuop, University commissions and committees, or some upcoming projects. Let us know if you are interested! Drop by the ASuop office (2nd Floor of the McCaffrey Center) or give us a call at (209) 946-2233.