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About ASGCU

For Students, By Students

ASGCU is GCU’s student government, an organization whose sole purpose is to represent and serve the student body in their pursuit of academic success, personal excellence, and spiritual growth. Through representation to the university administration and a variety of 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.

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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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The ASGCU Team

In line with the mission of the university, ASGCU strives to represent and serve the student body in their pursuit of academic success, personal excellence, and spirituality. ASGCU is a multi-faceted, but cohesive team that is strategically built to help reach each student in a meaningful way. From the executive team headed by President Camden Marasco and Vice President Tyson Cantrell to every team member within the organization we are all committed to serving you.

We're here to serve students.

ASGCU is a multifaceted, but cohesive team strategically built to reach every student in a meaningful way.

What we’re doing for you?

Camden and Tyson ran on a platform focused on making our campus safer, more sustainable, and more service-oriented.

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Advance

Our goal is to advance initiatives that will put student needs first.

  • This year we will focus on minimizing wait times for on-campus dining and events while maximizing attendance and student engagement.
  • ASGCU will also prioritize sustainable practices and increase recycling across GCU’s campus by 20%.
  • ASGCU will also be relaunching the GCU campus garden behind the Agave Apartments. Last year, current President Camden Marasco helped clean up and revitalize the garden while serving as ASGCU’s Sustainability Director.
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Amplify

Our goal is to amplify students need for a safe where they can feel safe.

  • As GCU’s campus continues to grow and thrive, the safety of our campus continues to be a top priority for university leadership and student government.
  • This year ASGCU will work with GCU’s Police & Public Safety Department to add additional gates, guard stations, and campus lighting to secure East Campus.
  • For a long time, GCU’s roads have been covered in potholes. In keeping their campaign promises, President Marasco and Vice President Cantrell filled potholes across campus.
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    Advocate

    Our goal is to advocate for the needs of students from all walks of life.

    • In addition to residence halls, ASGCU senators will now represent each of GCU’s nine colleges to university administrations to meet the needs of more students.
    • GCU’s campus has a quickly growing population of first-generation college students, so ASGCU has a new team focused on providing resources and events to help first-gen students.
    • Finally, ASGCU has worked with GCU’s Office of Student Care to help shorten wait times for mental health care services and keep students happy and healthy on campus.

    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 need.

    There are 12 ASGCU Senators that represent specific dorms and apartments on campus, as well as commuters, and first-generation college students. The senators visit each of the locations they represent on a weekly basis and engage with students to bring their opinions directly to senate meetings. For more info on the ASGCU Senate, Senate Meetings, or to find your ASGCU Senator click the button below.

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    FAQs About ASGCU

    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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    Student Life Bldg 26 - Rm 106
    Monday - Friday | 8am-5pm

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    [email protected]

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