Three Issues Students Chose to Focus on Next Year

what are issue campaigns?

Issue campaigns are prioritized topics that come from a document called the Student Platform. The Student Platform guides our overall organizing work on campuses, but the document is lengthy and covers a wide-range of issues. Students create issue campaigns to make sure our efforts are focused on issues that are of great importance requiring urgent action.

how were issue campaigns determined?

Between February and April’s statewide Delegates Assemblies, the Director of Campus Organizing collected feedback from Campus Committee members and other student leaders through group discussions and the use of a survey. Feedback was used to make recommendations for the 2017-2018 Issue Campaigns at the April Delegates Assembly. The assembly reviewed the recommendations, made some alterations, and then voted and passed three issue campaigns topics to be reviewed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors then passed the suggested Issue Campaigns that came from the April Delegates Assembly.    

what are our 2017-2018 issue campaigns?

Affordability

  • Lowering the costs of tuition, textbooks, and living expenses
  • Sustainable campus initiatives that save money and help the environment

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Campus climate improvements
  • Cultural competency development
  • Retention and Enrollment

Student Success and Wellness

  • Gender-based violence prevention
  • Wellness, including mental health, sexual health, and physical health
  • Retention

how will the 2017-2018 issue campaigns be implemented?

Using suggestions gathered from Campus Committee members at the April Delegates Assembly, the Director of Campus Organizing will develop an organizing plan throughout the summer months. The Director of Campus Organizing will consider time, finances, resources, and impact when developing the organizing plan. Students can expect to see events on campus, tabling sessions, and promotional giveaways that support our 2017-2018 Issue Campaigns.

For more information regarding the 2017-2018 issue campaigns, please contact our Director of Campus Organizing Justin Reuter at jreuter@studentsunited.org.

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