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This page provides an overview of the Office of the ASOSU Student Advocate. As a political organizer for students, I provide direct support to ASOSU in their grassroots efforts to create change that improves the lives of students. I am eager to support your work for change. Please contact me by email or phone, or visit 149 Snell Hall to introduce yourself.
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Areas of Support
Grassroots Organizing, Community Organizing, Direct-Action Organizing
Government & Lobbying
Diversity & Equality
Professional Development Resource
ASOSU Internship Class
About the Office of the Student Advocate
The ASOSU Student Advocate serves as the university's professional faculty support and contact to the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU), the officially recognized student government at Oregon State University. The ASOSU Student Advocate provides direct mentoring, professional development, and strategic advice to the ASOSU Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches.
The ASOSU Student Advocate coordinates the ASOSU Internship Program, which includes a range of introductory and advanced courses designed to advance student government leadership by familiarizing students with direct-action, community and grassroots organizing, movement-building and capacity-building, political identity development, and tactics for addressing contemporary and historical issues facing students, as well as related concepts central to engaging student governance.
The Student Advocate is accountable for the support and administrative functions of the ASOSU, including personnel matters for +/- 80 student government employees (10.0 – 12.0 FTE), which includes providing guidance and academic instruction to +/- 50 interns per term, across +/- 5 distinct course sections. The ASOSU Student Advocate also serves as the primary direct-action organizer of tasks relative to student advocacy; provides administrative leadership to all three branches of government (executive, judicial, legislative); and works to maintain the integrity of ASOSU on campus, statewide, and in the state legislature.