The Associated Students of Boise State University – also called ASBSU – is the official student government at Boise State. ASBSU has two core purposes: first, to facilitate educational, intellectual, social, and cultural engagement at the University, and second, to advocate for the interests of students at the University. All fee-paying students are members of ASBSU. ASBSU gets its money from a student fee each semester, and uses this money to fund student clubs and organizations and other initiatives on campus.
ASBSU is run entirely by students, for students. Students are elected or appointed to various bodies, including the Student Assembly, Executive Council, Student Funding Board (SFB), Student Ethics Officer, Chief of Staff, Communication Officer, Student Lobbyist, and various university committees. In an effort to be transparent and accountable to students, ASBSU posts all documents from the Student Assembly and the Executive Council online. SFB recordings are available upon request.
The Student Ethics Officer also exists to hold ASBSU accountable by ensuring that ASBSU officers act in accordance with the governing documents of ASBSU as well as the Boise State Student Code of Conduct. The Student Ethics Officer responds to any complaints related to ASBSU.