Get Involved in Campus Politics and Policy Making

Really committed to making the college the way you want it ?

Get into it.  Be critical. Fight.

Organize a sit in, motivate, activate, build strong forward community. You can work outside the system, but fight fight fight, and keep @ it.

Run for Student Senate:
Great spring board for activism, lots of resources, and you get payed. Downside? Becomes your life, and sometimes gets just too frustrating.
https://sites.google.com/a/oberlin.edu/studentsenate/run-for-student-senate

JOIN A COMMITTEE:
Little bit less commitment- but lets you make institutional change working through the system- and a student on a committee, you get the same vote as any faculty member on the commitee.
Learn about them:

https://sites.google.com/a/oberlin.edu/studentsenate/serve-on-a-committee

Here is a list of Committees and available seats on them:

https://sites.google.com/a/oberlin.edu/studentsenate/serve-on-a-committee/committees-list

Join a Student Org. related to your issue:
http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/student-organizations/clubs.dot
Find your org and contact a few people on it, ask about the next meeting.

Joining a Student Senate Working Group:
SECS (Students for Energy Conservation and Sustainability:
https://sites.google.com/site/secsatoberlin/
email: merskine@oberlin.edu

Financial Transparency:
(your on our website RIGHT NOW. Wanna work on this website w/ us? Wanna fight 4 transparency?)
email: alukins@oberlin.edu

Town-Gown:
Work on ways to bridge the gap between the college and town... Have ideas for events or creating new spaces?
email: imeyer@oberlin.edu

College-Con:
Interested in bringing the college and con closer? Think they could better share their resources?
email: ahogan@oberlin.edu

Start a new organization:
In the unlikely case that nobody is already working on your issue- go to the student union
-located in Wilder- check out the hours:
http://new.oberlin.edu/office/student-union/hours.dot
talk to them- they will give you the paper work to make a charter. Although charters take 2oo light years to process (expect about 6 months), they allow you and your organization to... book rooms in Wilder, get money from the sfc, advertise w the student union, get and official.
be radical be multitudes

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