As the ASOSU Faculty Advisor and a political organizer for students, we provide direct support to ASOSU in their grassroots efforts to create change that improves the lives of students. We are eager to support your work for change. Please contact us either by email or phone, or visit SEC 290 to introduce yourself.
Ph: (541) 737-8237
Fx: (541) 737-5560
The ASOSU Faculty Advisor (previously the "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 Faculty Advisor provides direct mentoring, professional development, and strategic advice to the ASOSU Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches.
The ASOSU Faculty Advisor on occasion 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 Faculty Advisor is accountable for the support and administrative functions of the ASOSU, including personnel matters for +/- 100 student government employees (30.0 – 50.0 FTE). The ASOSU Faculty Advisor 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.