What is the Advocacy Department?
The Advocacy Department of USG is charged with staying in close contact with administrators and students about issues affecting students in their area of focus. These concerns may come from data collected by Senators, administrators, individual students or student organizations.
The members of this department include representatives from cultural assemblies and offices on campus who work to create solutions to problems that represent a middle ground between students, staff, faculty, and the community. They serve as the liaison between key administrators and students, make sure students are aware of important changes taking place on campus, and increase awareness of available resources for students. They lead university-wide committees, pursue advocacy projects, assist the USG President, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, and other USG members with projects, and communicate with individual students regarding their concerns.
Asian Pacific American Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Sea Gira
Black Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Abonie Blount
Environmental Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Jon-Marc Burgess
First Generation Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Patrick Nguyen
International Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Charan Ravikumar
Joint Assembly for Miltary-Associated Students
Advocacy Liaison: Elle Barker
Latine Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Kiana Amaya
Middle Eastern North African Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Yasmeen ElFarra
Native American Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Zidane Zamorano
Queer and Ally Student Assembly
Advocacy Liaison: Isabel Jasper
Student Assembly for Accessibility
Advocacy Liaison: Annette Malan
Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment
Advocacy Liaison: Maya Hermanus
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