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ASM is the official student government of UW-Madison, representing over 42,000 students. Find us at: www.asm.wisc.edu
The object of the ASM is:
1. to ensure the greatest participation by students in the immediate governance of and policy development for the University at all levels, including the exercise of all rights students by Wisconsin State Statute 36.09;
2. to control all Segregated University Fees and all other funds which constitute substantial support for campus student activities;
3. to organize events for students;
4. to receive complaints from students, investigate the problems of students, and participate in academic decisions concerning students;
5. to take action on behalf of the student body in general, and to specifically work for:
i. The expansion of student power in all aspects of student governance;
ii. The recognition of access to education as a basic human right;
iii. The enforcement of civil rights guarantees in all aspects of university life and policy;
iv. The guarantee of the ability of students, staff, and faculty to function without undue financial stress;
v. The protection of public education;
vi. The defense of the right of students and campus workers to organize in their own interests;
vii. The protection of full student autonomy over student life, services, and interests.
6. to provide an official voice through which the opinions of the student body may be expressed;
7. to develop ASM policies in a fair and open manner; and
8. to inform all students of ASM activities and encourage participation in them.
ASM is a hybrid-model government composed of both a highly active grassroots, volunteer-driven element that advocates for student issues and concerns and a parliamentary structure which facilitates the administrative side of the organization. ASM also actively works with campus administrators on students' behalf, ensuring that the student voice is heard in Bascom Hall.