The General Assembly is the legislative branch of ASNMU, responsible for both developing legislation and overseeing the progress of ASNMU initiatives. Assembly meetings are at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in room 311 of the LRC, and are open to the public.
Members of the General Assembly are elected in ASNMU's annual elections. If positions open during the course of the year, they may be filled by eligible students. If you are interested in serving in the General Assembly, you can find a listing of all current openings here and apply on-line here.
All members of the General Assembly serve on either the Academic Affairs or Student Affairs Board, based on who they represent and on at least one committee as well as works on any new projects ASNMU chooses to pursue. We encourage you to check out the current committees and projects that they are currently working on! If there is something you would like to see us pursue, please send us a suggestion.
The Chair of the Assembly is responsible for the general operation of the General Assembly. This includes running the weekly meetings according to parliamentary procedure, and serving as the Chief Legislator of the Legislative Branch. The Chair of the Assembly is chosen by the General Assembly itself from among its voting members.
The Academic Affairs board is responsible for handling student concerns regarding academics at NMU and implementing programs to further enhance the academic experience at NMU. Currently, Academic Affairs is working on the Online Syllabi Database, bringing a testing center to NMU, and helping students with their textbook needs.
Academic Affairs consists of 4 College of Arts & Sciences representatives, 4 College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies representatives, 2 General Studies representatives, 1 College of Business Representative, and 1 Graduate Studies representative. If you have any academic related concerns, please contact your ASNMU representative and see what we can do for you!
The Student Affairs Board exists to help students by undertaking projects that will benefit them in regards to student life. In the past, Student Affairs created the Wildcat Wallet program to provide students with discounts at local businesses, worked with faculty to provide the After Hours Study Lounge in Starbucks, continuously helps communicate issues and suggestions to dining services, has created and continues to expand the Dozing Discounts program, setup Wildcat Market that allows students to sell handcrafted goods, and has began researching a way to offer more internships to students in a variety of academic departments, both on campus and off campus. If you have any suggestions for projects that relate to your student life, please suggest them here.
The Student Affairs Board represents students based on where they live. Currently, there are 12 positions on the Student Affairs Board: 2 down-campus representatives, 1 up-campus representative, 1 on-campus apartments representative, and 8 off-campus representatives. If you would like to improve student life at Northern, apply for a position by filling out the application here.