The legislative branch is responsible for representing students in University. They allocate funds for students, oversee Executive Branch Activities, and work on University policy issues that impact students. Members of the legislative branch are elected each spring by the students of the colleges which they represent and serve for a term of one year.
There are two houses in the legislative branch: the Assembly and the Senate. There are 51 seats in the Assembly, which are appropriated to the 17 colleges in proportion to the number of students enrolled in each college. The smallest colleges only have one Assembly seat, while the largest colleges have up to seven seats. Most of the Assembly’s work involves passing bills to fund the hundreds of student groups on campus. The Vice President of ASUU serves as the Chair of the Assembly.