Issues

Our leadership team is currently in the process of developing ASUM’s 2018-2019 legislative priorities for the legislative session that will begin in January 2019. These priorities are proposed to the ASUM Board of Directors, which consists of three student leaders from each of the UM System campuses, and rely in part on data collected from our Annual Student Issues Survey, which was last conducted in April 2018. Platform priorities for the coming year will be announced in August/September 2018. For a review of the previous legislative session, see below or click here.

Our 2017-2018 Legislative Platform:

  • COMPLETED! Mental Health (learn more)
    • Pass legislation creating statewide standards relating to mental health services
    • Convene the Task Force on Mental Health Issues in Higher Education
  • COMPLETED! Sexual Assault (learn more)
    • Add sexual violence, sexual harassment, and consent to the Missouri high school health education curriculum.
    • Increase resources available to UM System Title IX Offices, as appropriate.
  • CUTS RESTORED! College Affordability (learn more)
    • Increase or maintain state appropriations for higher education and scholarship programs
    • Enact legislation increasing protections and options for student loan borrowers.
    • Establish a statewide work-study program to help students finance their education and get work experience
    • Prevent passage of legislation that would prevent enactment of OER policies
    • Prevent passage of legislation increasing taxes on textbooks
  • Science & Technology (learn more)
    • Support STEM legislation aimed at providing opportunities to future and existing college students.
    • Increase support for the Missouri Science & Technology (MOST) Fellowship
  • Student Representative to the Board of Curators (learn more)
    • Confirm a Missouri S&T student as the next Student Representative to the Board of Curators
    • Pass legislation to provide a vote for the Student Representative to the Board of Curators
  • BLOCKED! Campus Conceal and Carry (learn more)
    • Prevent passage of legislation enacting conceal and carry on college campuses.

 

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