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Student Government

Welcome to ASCSI

Welcome to the Associated Students of the College of Southern Idaho (ASCSI), also known as the Student Senate. The student senate is a elected body of student representatives that helps ensure student concerns both heard and answered as well as that their ideas are valued, considered, and potentially implemented. 

To learn more click on one of the above links or seek out one of your elected representatives at the Student Senate office located in the 2nd floor of the Taylor Building inside room 234.

Student Senate Duties

The senate handles a wide variety of tasks including the following list: 

  • Coordinating with other colleges to voice student concerns for state legislature
  • Yearly financial budgeting for CSI's many student organizations
  • Voting and debating on many proposals at weekly meetings such as new student organizations, policy changes, and the hosting of large events
  • Providing financial assistance to student clubs and councils hosting programming or events for the student body 
  • Presenting student ideas and petitions to leaders of CSI
  • Advising student clubs and councils through Interclub council and Senator liasons, as well as organizing leadership activities such as challenge courses and retreats 

Current Members

President
Aurora Berumen Ortiz

Vice President
Jesus Garcia

Secretary 
Giselle Vega

Hello, my name is Aurora Ortiz! I am your ASCSI President for the 22-23 school year. I'm a sophomore majoring in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and I also play in the school's band. If you ever have anything you want to discuss with me, please don't hesitate to reach out (ASCSIPRES@csi.edu) or come visit me at the Senate lounge in the SUB!

My name is Jesus Garcia and I'm the Student Body Vice President for ASCSI Senate. I am an RA at the dorms and president of the Gaming Club. Currently I'm in the EMT Program and plan on entering the Law Enforcement Program in the Spring. I have an associate's degree in criminal justice as well. Feel free to contact me any time if you need anything. In my free time, I enjoy watching anime, playing board/video games, and hikes. My favorite part about being a student leader is being a voice for the student body and seeing the impact I can make on someone's life.

Hi, my name is Giselle Vega and I’m the Secretary for ASCSI Student Senate this year. I’m a computer science and biology major. I hope to work in the bioinformatics field one day and I love animals. I also enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and trying new things. I like to help out others and look forward to being an outlet for students here at CSI.

Treasurer
Walker Granillo

Pro-Tempore | Interclub
Elijah Moseley

Senator 
Jesus Berumen Ortiz

I'm excited to be part of ASCSI senate and cannot wait to grow alongside the student body.

Hi, my name is Elijah Moseley and I am your Pro-Tempore this Fall 2022-23 Semester. I went to high school in Mountain Home but before that I moved from Texas. I am studying Vocal Performance, which is just fancy talk for being a singer. I have some experience in leadership positions and I am excited to be serving you and the CSI student body, feel free to stop and talk to me anytime, I'd love to help!

My name is Jesus Berumen, I am a sophomore and am majoring in Computer Science and Chemistry. I am an RA at the dorms and I like to play video games, draw, and play
tennis in my free time.

Senator | Eagle Hall
Maia Rouse

Senator | Interclub
Chad Williams

Senator
Angel Montes De Oca

Hi, my name is Maia Rouse. I am a freshman in the Health Science program at CSI and hope to become a Registered Nurse. I am 18 years old, from Eagle, Idaho, and graduated high school in May of 2022. I like to play piano, clarinet, and the ukulele. I also enjoy painting, acting, and playing video games. I was an active member of my middle and high school's band and drama programs. Currently, my favorite class is Algebra. I have two cats named Boudreaux and Pico, as well as two dogs back home. I am so excited to help represent the students at CSI by being in this year's Student Senate. I am eager to help the student body have a voice and to be accommodating to student needs. I look forward to hopefully meeting many of you and helping you all to have a fun, successful school year.

Hi, I'm Chad. I enjoy a variety of entertainment including combat sports, role-playing, history, and gaming. I'm majoring in nursing and after graduating will pursue further education while working in healthcare.

Hey, my name is Angel, I am majoring in Chemical Engineering and have served as President for ASCSI in a previous term. I hope to do good alongside the other senate members this year. You can reach out to me at aamontesdeoca@csi.edu.

Senator
Riley Hayes

Senator
Dylan Ray 

 

Hey! I'm Riley Hayes, a student here at CSI. I am from Bear Lake and chose to come here because of the super friendly demeanor and sense of community. Agriculture is my life; I was raised on a Black-Angus cattle ranch and enjoy being out in the ranges. I'm currently an Agriculture- Education major with the desire to serve as an Ag teacher in the high-schools of Idaho. I love to serve others and always enjoy a good conversation, a laugh, and of course, always, a good potato.

My name is Dylan Ray, I am from Gooding, Idaho, and studying Political Science while getting my technical certificate in Hospitality management. I love to sing, read, dance, and spend time with my friends. I'm always down to have a fun time.

 

Advisor | Dean of Students
Jason Ostrowski

Advisor | Assistant Dean
Rosa Lopez

 

Previous ASCSI Groups

2018-2019

President
Carloina Zamudio
Vice President
Ethan Espinoza

Secretary
 
Ryan Treanor

Treasurer  
Samantha Winslow

Senator | Program Board
Fortino Sedano

Senator | Interclub President
Brayden Belin

Senator | VP of Interclub 
Brooklynne Burbank

Senator | Eagle Hall  
Davia Gutierrez

Senate | Ambassadors
Jose Alcala

Senator | Diversity
Manuel Garcia
Senator | Diversity
Hasan Ali
Senator | Public Relations
Sammi Sanchez
Senator | Sports & Rec
Nicole Jones
Senator | Program Board
Marissa Maldonado
Senator | Ambassadors
Braydon Ahrens
   
Senator | Sustainability
Michael Carberry
   
Previous Years
Previous years of ASCSI Senate groups can be found in framed group photos hanging inside the Senate Office located on the second floor of the Taylor Building in Room 234.

Location

Come visit us in the Student Senate office located on the 2nd floor of the Taylor Building in Room 234 to discuss your ideas on improving student's lives both on and off campus.