The AAS represents the student body. It makes recommendations to the administration based on student input, supports student programming such as clubs and organizations, and approves new clubs, funds student activities, and puts on campus wide events. AAS members serve on a wide variety of student/faculty committees, share student perspective with faculty members, and affect major change at Amherst College.


Here you will find what the AAS Senate has done in the past, what we do every year and what we are currently working on. If you have any comments or suggestions, please go to the suggestions box tab on the left, email or come to our weekly open senate meetings at 8:30pm in the Red Room.


  • Funds club events, activities, equipment and other things necessary for the functioning of clubs on campus. For more information visit the AAS Budgetary Committee tab on the left.
  • Funds the Campus Activities Board, which organize campus-wide events.
  • Supplies New York Times and Wall Street Journals every day in Val and offers onlince access to the New York Times. (See the tab on the left for more information.)
  • Places student representatives on faculty and administrative committees such as the Committee on Priorities and Resources, the College Council, and the Committee on Educational Policy
  • Helps to fund Take Your Professor Out (TYPO)
  • Pays for part of the college’s PVTA dues, providing students with area bus service.
  • Supports periodic late night snacks in Val.
  • Works on projects to improve student life called Senate Projects.
  • Allows clubs use of AAS vans to get to club events. (For more information visit the Transportation tab on the left.)
  • Purchases movie rights for the Amherst College Film Society, which screens movies in the theatre in Keefe. 
  • Initiates all-school surveys to gauge student opinions and sends all-school emails to inform the student body about important AAS initiatives.
  • Offers free shuttle service to Bradley International Airport, Boston, and New York before and after academic vacations.
  • Allocates money to Amherst health services to continue to supply free condoms to students.
  • Offers free boxes at the end of the year to help students move out of their rooms.