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Advocacy, Diversity, and Policy

Associated Students of the University of Wyoming

Purpose

The Committee shall serve as a medium for individual students, student organizations, and underrepresented communities to voice opinions and concerns regarding university policy, administration, or other issues associated with student life. The Committee shall work to advocate for all students on campus to achieve the diverse mission of our campus. The Committee shall have the responsibility to investigate said issues and will represent student opinion throughout the policy process.

Powers

The Committee shall serve as a forum and liaison to the Senate for any individual student or group of students who have a concern about their welfare and quality services available at the University. These powers include, but are not limited to, the ability to investigate student issues, meet with university administrators, officials, and personnel, draft legislation and make appropriate recommendations to the ASUW Senate regarding student issues and concerns, and represent the diverse views of students to outside policymakers. The Committee shall also have the power to recommend to the ASUW Senate and Executive Branch the best methods to foster student inclusivity, advocacy, and policy decisions. The Committee shall be vested with all necessary and appropriate powers to carry out its purpose under these rules.

Composition

The Committee shall consist of a minimum of six (6) ASUW Senators, one (1) of whom shall serve as chairperson, and a minimum of three (3) ASUW Students-at-Large, with a minimum of one (1) being a First-Year Senator. The ASUW Vice President shall appoint two (2) Executive Assistants to serve as an ex-officio on the committee. The Committee will seek appointed members from United Multicultural Council and International Student Association with the approval by the ASUW Vice President.

2020-2021 Committee Info

Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Chair: Senator Colter Anderson

ASUW Senators: Anas Alrejjal, Andrew Holcomb, Autumn Knight, Ashton Love, Jordan Pierson

First-Year Senators: TBA

Executives: Chief of Staff Rhymes, Chief of Legislative Affairs Swilling, Director of Diversity Perez, Director of Governmental & Community Affairs Nielsen, Director of Wellness and Sustainability Harris

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1000 E. University Ave.

Wyoming Union, Room 020, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5204

Email: asuwgov@uwyo.edu

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