Associated Students is made up of three branches of government: The Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. There are many committees that fit within these branches. There are four types of units that are administered through A.S. comprised of various entities that serve the needs of students, the campus and the organization.
The Associated Students (AS) of the University of California, Santa Barbara is a non-profit organization and a department of the UCSB campus, funded by undergraduate student fees. Through elected student positions and appointments we voice student concerns and express student opinion to the UCSB administration, UC system, our community, and state and local governments. We have dozens of boards, committees, and commissions that are organized and funded through AS to enrich student life and give students services and opportunities not offered by the administration. Our mission is to help students uphold the high academic standards and give them leadership, employment, cultural and growth opportunities to serve the campus community.