We’re working on tons of different issues, and we’d love all the help we can get. If you’re interested in becoming involved in MSA or making an issue that you’re passionate about come to life, you’ve got some options:
Forum is an easy way to get involved with MSA. Forum meets every other Tuesday in Bruininks Hall 412, and it’s open to any undergraduate student. If you’re just looking to be updated and hear what’s going on, join as a General Member of Forum by emailing Speaker Gurty Johal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joining a committee is the best way to get hands-on experience working to solve student issues. We have a committee for nearly any obstacle you might face on campus, and our committee directors are eager to work with you on what you’re passionate about.
Find more information here.
SENATORS & AT-LARGE REPS
Interested in working on an issue through Forum or the University Senate? Contact an At-Large Representative for Forum (they represent all undergrads) or a Senator for the Senate (look for one representing your college) with your idea, and they would be happy to work with you to bring it to life.
New to MSA? Come talk to our Forum Board to learn more about the organization, find out roles that might match your skills and see how you can get more involved.
TALK TO FORUM BOARD!
SEXUAL ASSAULT TASK FORCE
All too often, allegations of sexual assault are not taken seriously. We are committed to informing students of their rights and resources, advocating for affirmative consent practices, supporting more comprehensive sexual education, and collaborating with communities that historically have been excluded from the conversation.
NON-CITIZEN IMMIGRANT TASK FORCE
Our Noncitizen/ Immigrant Task Force wants everyone have the same experience within and out of campus, no matter if you are a citizen or not. Under the political climate right now, we want to make sure everyone’s voice is being heard and valued. EVERYONE here matters and we are here for EVERYONE.
To apply to be a part of this task force, click here.
Fellowship programs are an excellent way to gain experience in both advocacy and research while being exposed to professionals, student leadersand high-level administrators. As a member of the fellowship program, you will have the opportunity to improve the University of Minnesota community and represent students at the highest level of governance.
The fellowship application for the 2019-20 academic year is now closed.
FIRST-YEAR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Minnesota Student Association offers many opportunities for growth, and we encourage all interested first-year students to apply for the First Year Internship Program. From planning events for over 200 student leaders, to convincing administrators to allow preferred names on University forms, the First-Year Internship Program is way more than just coffee runs.
The internship application for the 2019-20 academic year is now closed.