The Associated Students (AS) is a student-led nonprofit auxiliary of CSU, Chico that enriches the quality of campus life through programs and services created for students by students.

There are many opportunities for students to get involved with the AS: attend events, run for office, or find meaningful student employment on campus.

From the moment you enroll in classes to the day you walk across the commencement stage, the AS is there to help support you on your Chico State journey!

Mission & Values

The Associated Students enriches campus life at California State University, Chico by complementing the educational mission through student governance, facilities, programs, and integral services.

We are dedicated to developing and producing programs and products that support and sustain our culture of service.

More About Wellness

Each semester, the Associated Students Activity Fee and the Student Union Fee fund a variety of student-focused services and programs and essential operational costs, including student and staff employment and facility management.

Activ­i­ty Fee

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  • Student Programs $67.55
  • AS Government Affairs $28.20
  • University Fees $3.94
  • Operational Costs $42.31
Total: $142/year

Stu­dent Union Fee

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  • Programs and Services $144.03
  • Financial Aid $26.64
  • Union Facilities (WREC & BMU) $314.25
  • Building Operations $141.40
  • Administrative Costs $64.37
  • Repairs, Capital, Reserves, etc. $139.31
  • Other $20.00
Total: $850/year

Funds Allocated To...

  • Sustainability Projects $50,000.00
  • Student Organizations $59,115.00
  • Scholarships $125,000.00
  • Contract Programs $250,000.00
Total: $484,115/year

A Year At A Glance (2019)

87

Events Hosted

1862

Internship Units Awarded

36974

Volunteer Hours

35763

Childcare Hours

448029

Meals Served

377069

Wildcat Recreation Center Visits

Cat Tracks The A.S. Timeline

1929

Associated Students Campus Bookstore Opens

1942

Student Government Established

1951

KCSC Radio Established

1966

CAVE Founded

1967

AS Activity Fee Established

Student Union Fee Established

1969

Construction of Bell Memorial Union

Whitney Hall Dining Founded

AS Children's Center and Child Development Lab Established

1970

CLIC Founded

1971

AS Women's Center/GSEC Established

1987

Adventure Outings Established

1998

Bike Cart Founded

1999

First-Year Leadership Opportunity Established

2001

Bell Memorial Union Grand Re-Opening

2006

AS Sustainability Founded

2007

Third Floor Gallery Founded

2009

Wildcat Recreation Center Established

2010

Sutter Dining Hall Opened

2014

Follett Bookstore Opened

2016

Zen Den Established

2022

Wellness Center Opening