Get Involved

The Associated Students of Madison (ASM) is the official student governance body of UW-Madison, representing the needs of over 45,000 students. Students involved with ASM learn to be effective, engaged citizens who advocate for causes and for themselves. Because of ASM’s strong reliance on the energy of many students, you can really make a difference for campus, city, state, and national issues! Visit the links below for further information on current involvement opportunities.

If you have questions, or aren’t sure where to start, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

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How do I get involved with ASM?

Shared Governance

Wisconsin law defines shared governance as giving students direct power to jointly run the university with administrators, faculty, and staff. Committees allow students to assist in creating influential policy. Apply now for the 2023-24 academic year

Appointed Positions

ASM appoints students to serve in paid positions on committees which allocate funds and space for student organizations. We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 Academic Year.

Leadership Positions

Put your student advocacy skills and passion to use in a paid leadership role with ASM. Leadership positions are elected in April for the following academic year.

Volunteer on open committees

There are many opportunities to advocate for students on ASM's open committees. Volunteers usually attend weekly meetings, contribute to planning strategic campaigns, mobilize other students, and participate in activism activities.