#SAadvocates Storm Capitol Hill: 2018 NASPA Hill Days Wrap-up
Though it’s only been a couple of days, initial reports from participants and observers indicate that NASPA Hill Days and the inaugural National Student Affairs Day of Action (NSADA) were resounding successes! Forty-five student affairs professionals, including three NASPA interns, representing 19 states, spanning our nation from Alaska to Ohio to Florida, participated in more than 50 meetings with Congressional Members and their staff on July 17, 2018. They were joined in their efforts by colleagues from around the country on social media who shared their own advocacy efforts with the #SAadvocates hashtag. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more about NASPA Hill Days and NSADA direct from the participants! In the meantime, for those who weren’t able to join us, please take a look at the recap below to catch up on what you missed.
Effective Use of Letter Writing Campaigns and Sample Letter Templates for #SAadvocates
Get excited! NASPA’s National Student Affairs Day of Action (NSADA) is less than a week away. Last week’s post, “Tools for #SAadvocates to Participate in the July 17th National Student Affairs Day of Action,” detailed three primary tools #SAadvocates can use to participate in our representative democracy this coming Tuesday: background briefs, position statements, and sample letters. Sample letters provide suggested language, talking points, and instructions that can be easily tailored to the specific issues an individual or institution wants to address. You might be wondering however, why send a letter, when a text or email is so much easier? Today’s post considers the value of letter writing campaigns and provides guidance in using this tool effectively in elevating the voice of student affairs professionals during the NSADA.
July 9th NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the state and federal levels between 7/02/2018 and 7/09/2018.
QUEERING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS AT THE SUNY SPECTRUM CONFERENCE
Tools for #SAadvocates to Participate in the July 17th National Student Affairs Day of Action
Collectively, student affairs professionals represent thousands of voices; working together we can make a powerful noise with policymakers on behalf of our students and our profession. Engaging with our representative democracy is essential to maintaining the health and function of our nation’s government, which is why NASPA invites you to take part in the first ever National Student Affairs Day of Action (NSADA) this July 17. No matter your position, title, or area of expertise, as a student affairs professional there are a myriad of ways you can – and should – engage in public policy conversations for the benefit of you, your students, and your institution. We’ve made it easy for you to join #SAadvocates across the country by taking part in the NSADA and through providing a number of resources and tools for you to use in your participation!