The ASUO strives to provide for the social, cultural, educational, and physical development of its members and for the advancement of their individual and collective interests both within the university and the community at large. The ASUO represents each of the more than 20,000 students at UO and oversee an annual budget of approximately $17 million.
The ASUO serves as the student-led and university-recognized student government at the University of Oregon. The ASUO is the primary campus mechanism through which students can express collective opinions on UO policies and procedures, as well as organize and advocate in campaigns to benefit student interests both on campus and throughout the wider community. The ASUO also recommends and allocates the student Incidental Fee, and coordinates the recognition of student organizations.
The ASUO is structured into three distinct branches, each with separate designated roles set forth in the ASUO constitution.
The ASUO elected and appointed officials are supported by full-time professional and student staff members who help direct the financial, logistical, and policy work carried out by the various ASUO branches, committees, and offices.