Associated Students


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2020-2021 AS President's Letter

We are excited about your decision to run for office with the Associated Students (AS) this spring semester. In AS, as your student government, we seek to serve and empower the students at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).

As the official voice for our CSUMB Otters, we engage in our university’s affairs through advocacy and equitable governance. We are an organization composed of elected/appointed officers. Our passionate team works diligently towards creating positive impacts on our campus, statewide, and on a national scale.

AS President

Candidate Introductions

Come and officially meet the candidates for the AS 2021 election! Candidates will be announced and students will have the chance to learn more about upcoming AS events.

March 12, 2021

5:00pm 6:00pm

Elections Timeline

Interested in running for office with Associated Students? Check out the Elections Timeline and examine the important dates!

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Given the representative, fiduciary, legal, and other long-range policymaking and influence of student officer holders, officers of Associated Students have an obligation to demonstrate academic involvement, achievement, and progress. Officers and Candidates shall satisfy all eligibility requirements established by the Chancellor of the California State University and CSUMB.

The following list is for candidates to keep track of their completed requirements. Failure to complete requirements may lead to ineligibility.

1. Be in good standing with the University / not on probation of any kind.

2. Determined to be academically eligible (GPA and enrollment).

3. Attend the All-Candidate Orientation Meeting.

4. Fill Out Elections Packet Completely

5. Review Elections Timeline

Elections Committee Members

Member Position/Area of Representation
Claire Larson Elections Commissioner
Kelsey Nelson AS Senate Representative
Rebecca Harbison  AS Executive Representative
Ashley Hernandez  Multicultural Greek Council Representative
Sarah Zion Inter-Club Council Representative
Torin Pyer-Pereira Sports Club Council Representative
Jaren Leary Otter Student Union Representative
Joanna Iwata Senior Coordinator Of Governance & Operations
Marco Dowell University President or Designee

Important Documents

Expense Report

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Violation Form

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See something? Say something. Your voice is a valuable asset in assuring an ethical election.

For questions, more information, or special accommodations, please contact Claire Larson, AS Elections Commissioner, at