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My fellow students,

As your student body president, I am writing in hopes that you will  JOIN STUDENT UNION ! With your help over the coming term, the way our student government functions as an institution on our campus has the potential to be drastically transformed. Whether you’re a first year excited to get involved, or a senior counting down the days to graduation, there is a way for you to leave your mark on campus! With our main goals being to increase equity, representation, and access over the coming year, I hope you will join me in this fight! I understand that joining a new organization can be daunting so I’ve made it easier by compiling a list of the many ways to get involved, including estimated time commitments. Read below to learn more!

Restructuring Task Force
What is it? Chaired by me, this task force is responsible for formulating a comprehensive structural change of SU that the student body will ultimately vote on. This task force is responsible for carrying out my signature campaign promise–a structural overhaul of our student government. I hope you will consider getting involved!
Time Commitment? 2 hours every two weeks!
You can find the interest form  here. It is due on September 14th at 11:59 PM.  

University Student Conduct Board
What is it? The Office of Student Conduct seeks to educate students in order to promote appropriate conduct and improve students’ decision-making abilities. If any infractions of the code occur, including drug and alcohol violations, academic integrity concerns, or assaults, the Office is also responsible for adjudicating and issuing punishment via a vote from the student conduct board.
Time Commitment?The Board meets twice a year. If chosen, there is mandatory training on September 20 from 1-3 PM.
You can find the application here. It is due on September 11th at 11:59 PM.

Senate
What is it?Senate is SU’s advocacy body. Want to make change on campus? Are you passionate about mental health, the environment, racial equity, sexual violence, or any other issue impacting the student experience? You can advocate for changes in these areas and more by joining Senate. Senate is a collaborative body that works with students and administrators to make the changes that students want to see on campus. You can take on any project you are passionate about while also making connections with other Senators that have similar passions.
Time Commitment? 3 to 5 hours per week. Senate meets weekly on Tuesdays at 8 PM.
You can find the application here. It is due on September 7th at 11:45 PM.

Treasury
What is it? Treasury is SU’s allocation body.  Want to help allocate the $3.7 million student activity fee to clubs on campus? Are you passionate about helping student groups achieve their missions? If yes, apply to Treasury! We work on funding student groups to help make the undergraduate student experience fulfilling and equitable for all.
Time Commitment?5 to 6 hours per week. Treasury meets weekly on Tuesdays at 8 PM .
You can find the application here. It is due on September 7th at 11:45 PM.

Constitutional Council
What is it The Council is charged with undertaking the duties and responsibilities as set forth in Article 5, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Student Union of Washington University in Saint Louis. The Council is committed to fulfilling its role as the final arbiter of issues pertaining to the Constitution objectively and after thorough deliberations. The Council holds itself to the highest ethical standards when considering matters before it, undertakes rulings impartially, and avoids conflicts of interest. Individuals appearing before the Council are treated with respect and dignity during all meetings and deliberations.
Time Commitment ?4 to 5 hours per week. Constitutional Council meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 PM.
You can find the application here. It is due on September 18th at 11:59 PM.

Improving our student government is something that benefits every student on our campus! I encourage you to visit me in my office at DUC 258. I will also be at the activities fair tomorrow and am always available by phone at 985-516-4252 and email at president@su.wustl.edu!

Sincerely,

53rd Student Union President