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Student Handbook

Associated Student Government


Associated Student Government (ASG) serves as the official voice of the student body at Emporia State University, whether it is to other students, faculty, administrators, or the Kansas Board of Regents. ASG accomplishes this through its President, Vice President, staff, and a 27-member Student Senate.

The Student Senate meets every other Thursday evening and is composed of representatives from the different academic schools and colleges. Legislation is debated and sent to appropriate administrators, faculty, and students. ASG meetings are open to everyone and attendance is encouraged.

In addition to the Student Senate, ASG allocates more than $140,000 in student fees to recognized student organizations on a yearly basis.  Many student groups use this money to support events or travel to conferences they have planned throughout the year. ASG also provides a number of services for the campus community.

Free legal counseling is provided by ASG to students with a valid Emporia State University I.D. A practicing Emporia attorney is available for consultation with any student on Monday and Thursday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30 pm. in the Memorial Union Administration Office, 120 Memorial Union. No names are taken, and the service is completely confidential, and no appointments are necessary.

Corky’s Cab is Emporia State university’s “safe ride” program. The Cab provides a safe environment for our campus community by offering students a ride home from local community establishments free of charge. The service is available nightly during the fall and spring semesters from 10 pm to 2:30 am. To arrange for a free ride, you must be a current ESU student, and you must have your ESU ID ready to present to the driver. For Corky’s Cab call 620-343-8310.

The BIG Event is a community service event coordinated by Associated Student Government that will occur once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester. This event promotes campus and community unity as students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community. It is important to remember the BIG Event is not about the number of jobs completed or the number of students who participate each year. Instead, it is the interaction between students, the residents and the unity that results throughout the community that makes the BIG Event such a unique project.

A Photographic Poster Printer is available to print from an electronic file to 18", 24" and 42" finished widths. This is useful to students displaying research, promoting organizational events and much more. Call the MU ID/Ticket Office at 620-341-5859 for additional information.

Collegiate Readership Program is a program provided by ASG to give students access to free copies of the USA Today newspaper on campus.

ASG will help students with any problems they might encounter while at Emporia State University. If a student has concerns, ASG stands ready to help refer the student to proper avenues for assistance and clarification.

ASG offices are located in the Center for Student Involvement , 150 Memorial Union, or call 620-341-5481. You may also contact us by email ASG President, Racheal Countryman at or ASG Vice President, Marissa Germann at