Welcome!

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.

 

Drew Desilet - Student Advocate
149 Snell Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Ph: (541) 737-8237
Fx: (541) 737-5560
drew.desilet@oregonstate.edu 
student.advocate@oregonstate.edu

Areas of Support
   Grassroots Organizing, Community Organizing, Direct-Action Organizing
   Government & Lobbying
   Campaign Development
   Social Change
   Social Justice
   Diversity & Equality
   Policy Change
   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.

 

Recommended Readings 

  • A Testatment of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Edited by James M. Washington
  • Organizing for Social Change - edited by Bobo, Kendall & Max
  • In the Time of the Right: Reflections on Liberation - Suzanne Pharr
  • Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
  • The Marx-Engels Reader - edited by Robert C. Tucker
  • Tales from Good and Evil, Help and Harm - Philip Hallie
  • Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center - Bell Hooks
  • Regarding the Pain of Others - Susan Sontag
  • Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence - José Antonio Orosco
  • I and Thou - Martin Buber
  • The Moral Insight - Josiah Royce
  • From Cruelty to Goodness - Philip Hallie
  • An Appeal to the Young - Peter Kropotkin
  • Films/Documentaries

    • The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
    • The Makers of Cool
    • The Story of Stuff
    • V for Vendetta
    • "The Way Home" - Shakti Butler
    • "A Light in the Shadows" - Shakti Butler
    • "De Colores" - Dee Mosbacher
    • "All God's Children" - Dee Mosbacher
    • "Training Rules" - Dee Mosbacher