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ASGCU’s Mission

The Associated Students of Grand Canyon University exists to serve and advocate for the students of Grand Canyon University. The mission of ASGCU is to not only build a voice for the students but to create an enveloping community where fellowship and faith coincide.

ASGCU’s Vision

  • We will advocate for students by identifying and representing student opinions.
  • We will serve as a voice for students by communicating through public relations, supporting clubs to foster organized co-curricular development, and running annual elections in order to appoint leaders to represent the student body.
  • We will provide services for students including, but not limited to, public events, marketing materials, volunteer opportunities, inclusive student elections, and a freshman class council.
  • We will aim to teach students about pertinent topics through informative and engaging awareness campaigns.
  • We will mentor the freshman class council and ASGCU team, as a whole, through relational and professional development opportunities.
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Here are some answers to questions we get on a regular basis. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for here please contact us.

What is ASGCU?

ASGCU is GCU’s student government, an organization whose sole purpose is to represent and serve the student body to pursue academic success, personal excellence, and spiritual growth. Through representation to the university administration and various programs, events, services, initiatives, and outreach opportunities, ASGCU’s sole focus is to help you feel connected on campus and represented to the university administration.

What is the ASGCU Senate?

No matter who you are, what you believe, what you’re studying, where you live, on or off-campus, the ASGCU Senate is here to represent students like you.

The ASGCU Senate is a student-run organization responsible for collectively representing and advocating for the 23,000+ traditional on-campus university students. The senate represents student opinion, engages with university administration on policy matters, and initiates new programs and services based on student needs.

There are 12 ASGCU senators representing specific dorms and apartments, commuters, and first-generation college students. The senators visit each location they represent every week and engage with students to bring their opinions directly to senate meetings.

Who is my ASGCU Senator?

Click here to visit the senate page and find out who your senator is. Senators visit their assigned buildings at random times throughout the week. The ASGCU Senate also holds biweekly public meetings in Building 57 (Technology Building), Room 235 & 237. We’d love to see you there.

How can I be involved in ASGCU?

First-year students can get involved by joining the Freshman Class Council (the application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year has passed), the only leadership opportunity for first-year students on GCU’s campus. Sophomores and upper-level students can apply for can run for student body president and vice president (elections for 2022-2023 have passed) or apply for another position in the spring (ASGCU Student Leader applications have closed for the 2022-23 school year). You can also get involved by attending ASGCU’s biweekly public senate meetings in Building 57 (Technology Building), Room 235 & 237.

Do I have to run for ASGCU?

The Student Body President and Vice President run for office, then along with ASGCU staff members, they interview and select students to fill positions within their administration. The ASGCU Operations Vice President, Administrative Vice President, Chief of Staff, all Directors, and Team Members must apply for their roles and interview. Current ASGCU members must also reapply each year and are not guaranteed the same or any position on ASGCU. Current ASGCU members do not receive preference over other applicants. ASGCU staff members work with the ASGCU President and Vice President to select the most qualified candidates for each position.

Can I talk to someone from ASGCU?

Yes! We’d love to hear from you. You can stop by our office at the Student Life Building (Building 26) in Room 106 any time Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm. If you are unsure where that is, check out GCU’s Interactive Campus Map and search “ASGCU.” You can also send us an email at [email protected] or direct message us on Instagram @asgcu. We also have a contact form on our website to message us directly. The ASGCU Senate also holds biweekly public meetings in Building 57 (Technology Building), Room 235 & 237. We’d love to see you there.


Where is the ASGCU Office?

Our office is at the Student Life Building (Building 26) in Room 106, Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm. If you are unsure where that is, check out GCU’s Interactive Campus Map and search “ASGCU.”

What happened to GCU Clubs?

ASGCU no longer manages clubs on campus. For more information on clubs, visit the GCU Clubs page on Instagram or the Club Hub in Agave Apartments classroom 41-100. Agave Apartments are behind the CCOB and across from the Tennis Courts and CAC.

What is Freshman Class Council?

The Freshman Class Council is a program run by GCU’s on-campus student government, ASGCU, that provides members of the freshman class the opportunity to be involved in student leadership. Members of FCC will participate in weekly meetings with their directors that will focus on identifying different aspects and styles of leadership and professionalism. During their time as members of FCC, freshmen will build relationships with student leaders who will help mentor them. They will also gain hands-on experience planning events and representing the freshman class.

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