The Graduate Student Association Legislative Affairs.
1. To be at the forefront of the legislative discussions and proposals that affect graduate students here at Western Michigan University and the nation, more broadly.
2. To be able to effectively inform graduate students of pertinent legislation affecting graduate education and to advocate on their behalf and with their best interests in mind, at the local, regional, and national level.
Legislation that affects our graduate students is our main concern. Our advocacy efforts focus on five legislative areas:
• Funding graduate education.
• Open Access to Federally Funded Research.
• Graduate-professional student loans.
• Domestic re-validation of student visas.
- Tax Reform.
Want to make a difference? We need your help! Call or mail your representative in support of the current legislation:
· Affordable College Textbook Act.
· Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR)
Proposed resolutions and amendments:
Graduate broncos, let's help make WMU tobacco free and win prizes!!
Create a 30 seconds max PSA video that helps communicate to our campus community the tobacco free policy and our duty to comply. Specific details can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes are as follow:
1st: $500 WMU Bookstore gift card, have your video PSA shown at various WMU hosted athletic events, and the opportunity to present your PSA to President Montgomery and his Cabinet.
2nd: $200 WMU Bookstore gift card.
3rd: Athletic memorabilia.
*Video cameras/lighting equipment are also available in this contest to assist film makers who do not have equipment of their own. Contact: Logan Brown at email@example.com.
Deadline for submissions is February 18, 2018.
See impact of current proposal on graduate students (2017) here.
In conjunction with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, our Association advocates for your interests on the Hill! There are two main advocacy events, one in the fall and one in the spring. Check our web page for updates on next events!