AUSA: Student Government

The Aurora University Students' Association (AUSA) is the student-based governing body at AU and serves as a liaison between students and university administration. AUSA officers and senators are elected each year by their peers to serve one-year terms, with senators representing the four classes (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors). 

AUSA regularly holds open forum sessions to facilitate communication between students and the administration. The AUSA president also attends regular meetings with the administration and the Board of Trustees. In addition, AUSA oversees the Organizations Council to promote collaboration among AU's many student organizations. Learn more about the responsibilities, duties, and structure of AUSA by reading our constitution.


  • General Body meetings are Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Kimberly and James Hill Center for Student Success and are open to all students.
  • Organization Council meetings are typically on the first Tuesday of each month at noon in Perry Theatre.
  • Appropriations meets on an ad-hoc basis. Organizations seeking funding are notified individually of meeting times.

Get involved:

  • Attend General Body meetings.
  • Run for senate if you're interested in holding a voting seat.
    • Sophomore, junior, and senior senators are elected each April for the next academic year.
    • Freshmen senators are elected each September to serve for the current academic year.

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