Association of Amherst Students. Records
The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) is the student government that serves the Amherst College community. Its purpose is to represent the student body and be a liaison between students and administration. It consists of three branches -- legislative, judicial, and executive, as laid out in the AAS Constitution. A President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Judiciary Council Chair serve as the Executive Branch. A 32-member Student Senate makes up the Legislative Branch. Finally, the judicial branch is comprised of the Judiciary Council, headed by the Judiciary Council Chair.
The AAS represents the voice of the student body. It makes recommendations to the administration based on student input. The AAS also supports student programming such as clubs and organizations. It approves new clubs, funds student activities, and puts on events at school. AAS members serve on a wide variety of student/faculty committees, share student perspective with faculty members, and effect major change at Amherst College.
Note: the Student Finance Committee was renamed the Budgetary Committee ca. 2003. Thus "Pre-BC" in this inventory refers to activities of the Student Finance Committee.
[Source: AAS web site ( www.amherst.edu/campuslife/aas). Accessed 2010 Sep 7.]