University General Course Catalog 2012-2013 
    Dec 06, 2023  

Student Governments and Organizations

Undergraduate students are represented by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno (ASUN). Graduate students are represented by the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Associated Students of the University of Nevada

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is made up of every undergraduate student at the University of Nevada. We provide a means for students to voice concerns and address issues at the university, local, state, national, and international levels. We also provide information to students on upcoming events, student events, student services, clubs, and more. We are committed to enhancing our university and enriching students just as we have since our inception in 1898.

As your student government, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is an integral part of the university community. ASUN is recognized by the University president and the Board of Regents and provides many activities, events and services for students. For example, ASUN uses the profits from the ASUN Bookstore to offer annual scholarship monies, buy equipment for student use, and improve student facilities. All undergraduates are members of ASUN and are eligible to attend events and/or use services.

The ASUN Student Government is comprised of three branches - judicial, executive and legislative. Elected or appointed undergraduate students fill all positions. Elections are held each March for elected positions and appointments are made on an on-going basis throughout the year. For more information on any of the areas of student government, please visit our website at , call 784-6589, or visit our offices on the 3rd floor of The Joe Crowley Student Union.


The ASUN Judicial Council provides students with a greater voice and responsibility in maintaining high standards of conduct. The council is composed of a chief justice, an associate chief justice and three associate justices. A nonvoting member of university faculty serves as advisor.

The major functions of the judicial Council include reviewing cases referred to its jurisdiction; investigating, adjudicating and assessing sanctions for violations of the Student Conduct Code and the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University Community; interpreting the ASUN constitution and all acts of the senate, upon request of the executive council or any member of the senate; directing the reapportionment of the senate if that body fails to reapportion itself; and acting as an arbitration board for any cases referred to it from any
organization recognized by ASUN.


The Executive Branch of ASUN consists of the following student body officers - President and Vice President elected by the undergraduate student body. Appointed members include the Director of Programming, Director of Clubs and Organizations, Director of Homecoming, Director of Public Relations, Attorney General, Chief of Staff and many programming & commissioner positions. To contact them visit


The ASUN Senate is the official voice of the undergraduate students on decisions regarding campus policies, programming, and money spent by the student government on student support services. The senate consists of 22 senators elected from each of the academic schools and colleges. The ASUN Senate meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Rita Laden Senate Chambers, The Joe. The ASUN committees are Budget and Finance, Government Operations, Campus Community, University Affairs, Public Affairs, and Academics. To find your senator visit


Campus Programming

If you are dedicated to expanding the college experience to include co-curricular activities to entertain, educate and inspire campus programming is for you.  Undergraduate students are appointed to the Flipside Productions, Homecoming Board and Unity Commission. These areas of ASUN are responsible for the planning, supervision and presentation of ASUN sponsored events such as the Movie Series, Bonfire, Parade, Diversity Week, Concerts, Lectures, BBQ’s, etc. All new ideas are welcome and they are always looking for volunteers. To find out what campus events are planned visit

Clubs and Organizations

There are more than 250 clubs and organizations officially recognized by the ASUN. Clubs fall into the following community groups; Arts/Business/Education, Campus Life, Faith-Based, Greek Life, Multi-Cultural/Diversity, Science & Engineering, Service/Community Outreach, Social/Political Involvement and Sports & Recreation. For a full list of clubs visit

Any group of ten or more participants enrolled in seven (7) or more undergraduate credits hours may petition for ASUN recognition, which allows an organization to use campus facilities, get funding and establish an activities program. Membership can be based on scholarship, college, class, skill, interest or any other basis. However, it is prohibited to exclude individuals from membership on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, socioeconomic status, physical or mental impairment, or sexual orientation.


  • Insight is the student run magazine and covers the university community. It is a free publication available each month. or 784-7775.
  • The Nevada Sagebrush is the student newspaper published weekly. It is written and edited by students to provide commentary and coverage of campus news. Check out online at
  • The Brushfire features literary works, poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, art, etc. from students to fulfill the literary and artistic needs of the student body. All contributors are welcome, for submission dates call 784-6131 or
  • Wolf Pack Radio is your station for music, information and news created by the Associated Students of the University. Tune online to listen to the radio station created by students for students. 784-7074.

ASUN Legal Information and Referral Service

Students have free access to legal information on most civil and criminal matters through the ASUN Legal Information and Referral Service. This service provides consultation arranged to fit your schedule and a legal information library.

Staffed by the Legal Service Director and a staff attorney, the service is supplemented by area attorneys. The service handles a variety of cases from landlord/tenant problems traffic/DUI to on campus problems like grade appeals.

Nevada Wolf Shop

The Nevada Wolf Shop is owned and operated by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno.

No student fees go to support the store; it operates solely from revenue generated from sales, and year-end proceeds from the store are allocated toward programs like student scholarships and student services. The Nevada Wolf Shop also provides opportunities for student employment and internships.

Along with having a diverse selection of course materials specifically requested by professors, the Nevada Wolf Shop carries a broad range of Nevada gear, gift items, convenience store products, general books and computers and software.

The Nevada Wolf Shop is located in The Joe Crowley Student Union. 784-6597 or

Campus Escort

The mission of the Campus Escort Service is to provide safe, efficient, courteous, and reliable escorts for the University of Nevada, Reno students, staff, faculty, and visitors to their vehicles, residence, or any facility on campus or within a two mile radius from the perimeter of the University campus.

Our objective is to provide a safe transportation alternative to people on campus after normal business hours and to maintain a safe campus. We offer rides to any location on campus, as well as to the immediate vicinity so long as the University is the start or end of your journey. Campus Escort Service Phone: (775) 742-6808

GSA (Graduate Student Association)

The Graduate Student Association is an organization that represents the graduate student population at the University of Nevada, Reno. Students have representation from each academic unit offering advanced degree programming. The GSA has voting representation on the Graduate Council and represents graduate student interests on a wide array of university committees. Major programs include: travel assistance, a range of competitive awards, research grants, and scholarships for graduate students, financial support for graduate student groups, and socials. For further information, visit the GSA website at or call (775) 784-4629.