What is Associated Students?
Associated Students (AS), the student government at San Francisco State University, serves as the official voice of students. AS promotes an enriched co-curricular student life experience and is dedicated to the empowerment of SF State’s diverse student body through a commitment to social justice and shared governance. AS provides and supports services and programs, maintains fiduciary responsibility, and engages in campus-wide collaborations and external advocacy efforts.
2020-2021 Board Of Directors
Students have the opportunity to vote or be elected into the Associated Students Board of Directors. In doing so, candidates experience many influential events such as the campaign process to having the chance to use their ideas to provide for the students here at SF State.
Chief of Staff
Zoram Tomas Ruiz-Mercado
VP of Internal Affairs
VP of External Affairs
Rashid Abdul Rahiman
VP of Finance
VP of Social Justice and Equity
Alondra Esquivel Garcia
VP of Facilities & Services
Director of Recreation, Health and Wellness
Director of Sustainability & Basic Needs
Director of Retention & Graduation Initiatives
Director of Government & Community Relations
Student Organization Representative
Liberal & Creative Arts Rep
Science & Engineering Rep
Ethnic Studies Rep
Health & Social Science Rep
Dr. Lucia Volk
Dr. Beth Hellwig
Interim VP for Student Affairs &
Student Trust Officer
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We’re here to represent you.
Associated Students Elections are held each year during the Spring Semester. During this time, officers are elected to serve as the student government. These positions include President and Vice President, representatives of each college, and representatives of every class. The elections take place online, making it easy for students to vote from any computer location.