Associated Students is the official seat of student governance for the California State University, Long Beach campus. The Student Government represents the student body, advocates their needs, and defends their interests in dealings with faculty, campus administrators and government officials.
Student Government also establishes overall policy and direction for Associated Students and oversees the management of its operations. In addition, Student Government awards grants of money to student clubs,commissions, and organizations for the production of educational, social, recreational, and entertainment programs. Student Government provides both paid and volunteer opportunities for students to develop leadership ability, program development skills, and management experience.