The Voice of Students

The Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASuop) is the governing student body that is responsible for advocating and working on behalf of student concerns. To benefit students, ASuop Government maintains close working relationships with the Division of Student Life and partnerships around the Stockton Community. ASuop Government has three branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. These three branches work together to ensure that the student's voice is heard in university governance, supply essential and valuable service to the ASuop members, and provide the opportunity to be involved in student life at Pacific.

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Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment is the premier programming board at Pacific. Planning concerts, lectures, festivals, film series, and off-campus trips to various regions in California. Arts & Entertainment offers a comprehensive calendar of events and activities for the Pacific community. Comprised of a Director and an event planning staff, Arts & Entertainment works consistently to make student life at Pacific the best experience possible. Our mission is to enhance the social, cultural, and educational aspects of student life while expanding student's knowledge and building leadership skills. Arts & Entertainment is dedicated to producing unique and original events for a diverse audience. We are the architects, we are the producers. All of our energy, direction, and imagination are focused on the process of moving you.

Strategic Marketing

ASuop's Strategic Marketing team is comprised of graphic design, Prowl TV and One Word Photography. The team is responsible for much of the marketing work you see around campus. We do posters, banners, t-shirts, social media filters, and everything in-between. Our services are free to students, so feel free to submit a work order. Our services are also available to University departments at an hourly rate. 

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President and Vice President

The executive branch is chaired by the elected President and Vice President of ASuop. They are both responsible for representing the student body in various ways. The duo meets monthly with the University President and biweekly with the Vice President of Student Life. They both sit on a number of committees to represent the perspectives of students.


The ASuop Cabinet is comprised of the Directors of each department, the Commissioners, the Chief of Staff, the Vice President, and is headed by the President. The Cabinet handles the day-to-day activities of ASuop and serves as the primary advisory body to the President on matters concerning students.

Annual funding is distributed to groups who provide valuable campus-wide services. The Annual Budget Allocation process is a process of allocating funds towards annually funded groups for the upcoming school year. The process takes place at the end of each school year.

The Student Finance Board is responsible for allocating Semi-Annual funds to semester-funded student organizations (the Student Finance Board is an annually funded group composed of the ASuop Treasurer, Senator Pro-Tempore, and three senators from Senate). The Semi-Annual Budget is split into three types of funding: Semi-annual, Contingency, and Conference Funding. Semi-annual and Contingency Funding are both reserved for semi-annual groups, meaning registered student clubs and organizations.

In addition to distributing Semi-Annual funding, the Student Finance Board sets aside money each semester to create a Contingency Fund. Clubs and organizations may request additional funding for events during the semester even though they already participated in the semi-annual funding process, however they are not able to request the same line items that they received funding for already. The requests will be heard on a case-by-case and first-come, first-served basis. New registered student organizations that were formed after Semi-Annual funding was dispersed are encouraged to submit requests for Contingency funding.

From the Semi-Annual funding allocation, there is money set aside to fund students and student organizations who are interested in experiential learning (going abroad, attending professional meetings or conferences), this type of funding is called Conference Funding. A Conference funding request may be turned in at any time, but hearings and funding will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. Conference Funding is on a reimbursement basis, which means the student(s) must pay out of pocket unless an arrangement is set up with the Business Manager. Students may receive up to 75% of the award. Please keep in mind other sources of funding because ASuop cannot guarantee all requests will be funded.

All types of funding requests have a funding hearing associated with the request. The funding hearing is a requirement to receive funding from ASuop. Each hearing is 10 minutes long: 3 minutes for the presenters to explain their request, and 7 minutes of questions and answers on behalf of the funding board. You may also meet one-on-one with the Treasurer, but the Student Finance Board is allowed to request a hearing. Only 3 presenters are allowed to speak and present during the hearing, with the Treasurer of your RSO as a required attendee, but more representatives are welcome to sit in on the hearing. If any requestors fail to show up at their chosen hearing date and time, their request is subject to the funding board's discretion to be considered for minimal allocation