Dear Frosh and Transfers,
On behalf of the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU), I would like to warmly welcome you to the Farm! Welcome to Stanford! We are thrilled to have you join us in a few days and we cannot wait to meet you all and be a part of your Stanford experience.
The ASSU is Stanford’s student government which (1) represents students’ needs at every level of University decision-making, (2) provides funding to over 500 Volunteer Student Organizations and, (3) delivers services and projects to enrich the quality of student life. Though we are an independent entity from the University, our strategic partnerships with stakeholders across campus ensure that we are uniquely positioned to elevate the concerns of students in a timely manner to effect change. This year, we hope to continue to promote student wellbeing, empower student communities to thrive, and improve upon the visibility and impact of the ASSU, all geared towards a better Stanford for all. I welcome you to partner with us in realizing this vision.
As you prepare for what will hopefully be the best years of your life yet, I encourage you to allow yourself to explore new ways of learning and growth at Stanford. There are numerous opportunities to discover new interests and passions, and develop old ones through fascinating classes, innovative research, and a plethora of clubs. Take that class which sounds interesting, try out for that a cappella group or dance team, but also let loose and have fun! Let the winds of freedom blow you freely, guided by the sails of your heart and mind. To conclude my advice, I want to remind you that you do belong at Stanford. Never forget that.
We look forward to engaging with you on campus! Catch me at TreeSources during NSO where I will be handing out Class of 2026 T-shirts. The ASSU will also have a table at the Fair, so come and meet other elected officials, and learn more about the ASSU, the work we do, and how you can get involved.