Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, 1919-
Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) is the governing body for UNL students. ASUN was preceded by the Student Council, which was formed by special election in the spring of 1919. In May 1923 the student body voted to approve a constitution. The constitution was revised by students and approved by the Board of Regents in 1951. In 1965 the Student Council again brought a new constitution before the Regents for approval and ASUN was formed. The organization works by gathering input from students, advocating student concerns to administration, and providing student services. The student government consists of an executive branch, a judicial branch and a legislative branch. The executive branch includes the ASUN president and two vice-presidents, who are elected by the student body by popular vote. The president serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Regents. The student court has one chief justice and six associate justices, who are appointed at the end of each academic year by the outgoing president. The court concerns itself with insuring that the student senate's legislation is constitutional and handles any impeachment proceedings. It is not involved in student discipline. The student senate is the legislative branch of ASUN, and is composed of 35 representatives that are elected by students. Representation is based on college enrollment figures. The ASUN President or the Appointments Board (a three member committee) select all of the members of the campus wide committees, many of which are then approved by the Senate. ASUN is still an active student organization.