2018 Session in Review: Two Bills Cross the Finish Line, Cuts to Higher Education Restored, Bad Bills Blocked

Every legislative session, the ASUM legislative team advocates for the 75,000 students of the University of Missouri System at the Missouri State Capitol. We do this by writing legislation, testifying in committee hearings, and meeting one-on-one with every member of the Missouri General Assembly. This year, thanks to the dedication of our student leadership and our seven legislative interns from across the UM System, ASUM was able to pass several of its key legislative priorities into law. This required a coherent strategy, compromise, and building bipartisan coalitions. It also taught us a great deal about the intricacies of the legislative […]

New: ASUM introduces first-ever platform on sexual assault prevention

Despite widespread efforts to reduce sexual assault on college campuses, the numbers continue to illustrate a harrowing problem*: College-enrolled women between the ages 18-24 are three times as likely to experience sexual violence as women overall. 11.2% of all students (undergraduate and graduate) in the U.S. experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation Among undergraduate students, nearly one-fourth (23.1%) of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault 21% of LGBTQIA+ students have been sexually assaulted 4-out-of-5 female college victims of sexual assault will never report the crime To contribute to the efforts of […]