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2016 Climate Leadership Summit Sites Announced

We are excited to announce six sites that will host the 2016 Climate Leadership Summits! From big cities on the coast to rolling midwestern small towns, students and campus communities nationwide are providing leadership to address energy challenges and climate change. That’s why we partnered with Defend Our Future to elevate and inspire innovative approaches student more »

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4Qs: Jake Wrasse Talks Federal Advocacy

  Name: Jake Wrasse Campus: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Major: Communication Studies Graduation Year: 2016 Student Population: 10,164 Last week, the UW System Reps, made up of the 26 student body presidents of the University of Wisconsin campuses, came out to Washington, D.C. They met with members of Congress, senior staff, and education committee more »

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4Qs: Elliot Spillers works to End the Stigma

One in four college students has a diagnosable mental illness, and yet 40% do not seek help. Across the country, student governments are taking action. At the University of Alabama, the student government launched a campaign to “End the Stigma.” From town hall meetings to a video you’ve just got to see, UA has been more »

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4Qs: Joselin Padron-Rasines and All-Gender Restrooms

College campuses across the country are moving to be more inclusive by installing gender-neutral bathrooms and housing. As student body president, Joselin Padron Rasines (center) is pushing the University of Florida to be a leader in the movement. The number of gender-neutral bathrooms has grown in just the past few years in city-run facilities, workplaces more »

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4Qs: John Locke on Off-Campus Work Study

As educators and legislators try to combat a growing skills gap, Federal Work Study provides a unique opportunity to strike a balance between practical learning and effective financial aid. Through our research, it is evident that Student body presidents widely favor expanding FWS and allowing more students to participate. A recent Pew Research survey found more »

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4Qs: Kathryn Edmunds & Gun Safety Legislation

We saw a campus shooting nearly every week in the Fall Semester of 2015. As policymakers at all levels of government consider interventions, Student Body Presidents are also taking a lead. Kathryn Edmunds, Student Body President at Florida Atlantic University, spoke with us about how she’s approached the issue with her student government at FAU more »

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Student government initiates ‘coffee hours’ program

Lauren Vidal, Notre Dame student body president was looking for a way to help improve relationships between professors and students so she instituted “coffee hours.” Coffee Hours are meant to provide an informal space where students can get valuable out-of-classroom experiences and will foster conversations between students and faculty. You can read this article, originally more »

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SGA President Azell Francis Receives Potts Leadership Award

Azell Francis, Georgia Southern University student body president has been awarded the 2015 Regent Willis J. Potts Student Advisory Council Leadership Award. Throughout this year, Azell has shown strong student leadership on a number of initiatives including It’s On Us, spearheading Eagles Helping Eagles on her campus and a number of organizing calls about student more »

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Two former student body presidents featured on Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list

Forbes released their “30 Under 30” list for 2015. The lists spotlight 600 millennials from over 20 fields. We wanted to send a big congratulations to two of our friends and former student body presidents Helena Ramirez and Johnny Dorsey who were featured on the list! Helena Ramirez - featured in the Law and Policy more »

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Letter from the Witchita State University Student Body President: On student fees

Matthew Conklin, Wichita State University student body president, talks student fees and how students on campus can get involved in the process to advocate where they want their fee dollars to go. You can read this letter to the editor, originally published in The Sunflower, below. Every spring, student government is presented with the task more »

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