Updates and Announcements
This is the official public news outlet of the ASUO Office. Check back here often for updates on the activities of the ASUO!
06-26-2018: 2018-19 Fulfillment of Duties Memo
President Maria Gallegos-Chacon would like to invite ASUO Members and the community to review the 2018-19 Fulfillment of Duties Criterion memo, available here: https://orgsync.com/144903/files/1276199/show
The ASUO Constitution calls upon the ASUO President to publish their own criteria for fulfillment of duties. These criteria give the ASUO President a chance to share with the student body their priorities and goals, and give the student body a means by which to evaluate the ongoing work of their elected Executive. The ASUO President invites all campus community members to review the Fulfillment of Duties Criteria statement, and to reach out to them with any questions or concerns.
The ASUO Senate 2017-2018 recently approved a resolution in which they endorsed the boycott, divest, sanction (BDS) movement against Israeli companies that are complicit in the colonization of Palestine. This resolution would boycott products like Sabra Hummus among others that fall under ASUO funds. This resolution is non-binding and is more symbolic than anything, in the sense that we technically cannot enforce bans and that it would be up to students and student groups’ decision on whether they decide to boycott these companies. To avoid misinformation on what the resolution encourages, you can read the actual resolution here on page 2 of the document:
There is some criticism that the ASUO legislative body should not be able to take a stance on this divisive political issue. There has also been concern from President Schill that ASUO's decision with this resolution contradicts with the values that ASUO upholds. I would like to mention that ASUO is a separate body from the President’s office, and our senators are extremely qualified and capable. I would also like to highlight that this resolution was brought to light by student groups who asked Senate to take a stand with Palestinian human rights. There are critiques that the Senate body moving with this resolution is divisive, so to that, I wish to re-examine why it is okay to have tough conversations around divisive issues such as this one. To ignore these difficult conversations and to ignore our differences is a veil of deception that suppresses student voices. Just because the issue is divisive does not mean the conversation ends. We can take this time to listen to one another and grow together a more prosperous community.
It is no secret I was one of the Senators that got to vote on this resolution, and what stuck with me the most is that our UO community turned out in a way that it hasn’t before this year. Over 200 students showed up to a Senate meeting to engage in activism, and something amazing happened. Marginalized students who don’t usually get handed a mic to talk about their experiences with racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, and war, got to voice their stories for all of us to hear, and that is powerful.
I believe that we can stand with Palestinian students and stand up against anti-semitism at the same time. My executive team and I are working with student groups from both sides of the resolution to see how ASUO can make this a safer community for everyone. We attended the BDS discussion, and we are pleased to see how our community engaged in challenging conversations both respectfully and tactfully. We will be facilitating more meetings with students so that we can work together to combat the long-standing history of anti-semitism on this campus and fight the existing racism and xenophobia that has been brought to the surface recently. We have also offered President Schill to participate in these upcoming conversations with students. It should be known that I do not tolerate any form of hate speech and that my administration does not stand for any racist, xenophobic, or anti-semitic remarks. My team and I will always serve and protect those most marginalized, and we are humbled to get to work with students to create a more inclusive environment where we not only try to survive but also thrive.
Maria A. Gallegos-Chacon
Notice: Funding via Senate Special Requests for the next 5 weeks due this Friday
There will not be a Student Senate meeting during week 10, “dead week”. ASUO’s governing rules do not require this meeting and Student Senators would like to take this time to focus on their academics.
Because Senate does not meet during finals week, the special request/surplus request deadline for any Winter Term and start of Spring Term funds will be Friday March 2*. Note that Spring Break causes a gap between Winter and Spring Term; accordingly, student organizations must plan ahead – all the way ahead to Week 1 of Spring Term – and act now if you need to transfer within your budget or request surplus funds prior to the second week of April.
Friday March 2 is the last day to submit a surplus request in order to be eligible for the request to be heard this term.
Requests for surplus funds in excess of $999 received by this deadline MUST meet with a Senator or they will not be scheduled*.
Senate’s last meeting for Winter Term will be Wednesday March 7.
The next date that Senate will meet to consider surplus requests is Wednesday, April 4 (Week 1).
Should you have questions or need guidance regarding special requests, please:
Visit our website: http://uoregon.orgsync.com/org/associatedstudentsofuo/resources_organizations_special_requests; and/or
Meet with a Senator during their office hours
Thank you for planning ahead!
Lauren Young, Student Senate President email@example.com
*Every surplus request in excess of $999 is required to meet with a Senator. The end of term is no different.
12-11-2017: Closed for Winter Break
ASUO CLOSED FOR
ASUO Office and ASUO Finance Office
Closed 2:00pm Friday, December 8, 2017 through 9:00am Monday, January 8, 2018
We will resume regular office hours on Monday, January 8, 2017
Some professional staff are available by appointment during the closure.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.
12-08-2016: ASUO Closed for Winter Break
ASUO and its associated units (Student Governance Office and ASUO Financial Support Office) will be closed to the public during the winter break (beginning 2:00 PM Friday, December 9, 2016 through Sunday, January 8, 2017).
Please contact staff and/or student leaders directly through email if needed during this time.
All ASUO services and support will return to regular operating schedules beginning 9:00am Monday, January 9, 2017.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding!
Have a wonderful winter break.
Nicole Nelson, ASUO Office Manager
The ASUO Office and ASUO Finance Office will be closing
at 2:00 P. M. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
ASUO will be closed through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
ASUO will re-open on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 9:00 A. M.
10-07-2016: 2016-2017 Recognition Application Now Open
The 2016-2017 ASUO Student Organization Recognition Application is now open for submission. Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Programs Recognition Committee as outlined in the ASUO Program Rules.
Information about this application is available on the ASUO Website here:
Please send questions about this process to my email at email@example.com. Thank You!
ASUO Programs Administrator
08-30-2016: ASUO Office Closed
The ASUO Office and the ASUO Finance Office will be closed Friday, September 2, 2016 through Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.
We will resume summer office hours at 9:00am on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
05-12-2016: Apply Now to ASUO Leadership Positions!
The newly elected Executive of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon are now accepting applications for appointment to various leadership positions to serve alongside them for the upcoming academic year! Positions are open to all current students at UO, and cover a wide range of experience and interest areas. The following roles are open to be filled:
- Communications Director
- Programs Administrator
- Fraternity and Sorority Life Liaison
- Local Affairs Commissioner
- University Affairs Commissioner
- State Affairs Commissioner
- Legislative Assistant
- Non-Traditional Student Advocate
- Sexual and Mental Health Advocate
- Accessibility Advocate
- Sustainability Advocate
- Gender and Sexuality Diversity Advocate
- International Student Advocate
- Multicultural Student Advocate
- Graduate Student Advocate
You can find out more about these positions by reading the Executive Leadership Position Descriptions. Applications for the above roles are now open: to apply for them, please fill out the ASUO Executive Leadership Appointee Application. Priority consideration for applications to these positions will be given to applications submitted before 4PM on May 20, 2016.
In addition, there are two positions are open for appointment in the ASUO Legislative Branch. Vacant legislative branch positions are filled by appointment of the ASUO Executive and must be confirmed by a majority vote of the ASUO Senate. The current vacancies open for appointment are:
- Senator, Seat 03 - Programs Finance Committee
- Programs Finance Committee - At Large Member
You can find out more about these positions by reading the Legislative Leadership Position Descriptions. Applications for the above roles are now open: to apply for them, please fill out the ASUO Executive Leadership Appointee Application. Priority consideration for applications to these positions will be given to applications submitted before 4PM on May 13th, 2016. (Application period may be extended.)
Apply now! If you have questions about the application process, please feel free to email the ASUO Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
05-05-2016: Student Leader Photo Shoot!
Calling all ASUO-Recognized Student Organization Leaders!
The ASUO Office and ASUO Executive cordially invite you to a free professional photo shoot session, open to any and all leadership members of ASUO recognized student organizations. These sessions are provided to give group leaders a profile photo that can be used in professional communication and business settings, as is often a need for students in leadership roles!
The times in which sessions will be held are as follows:
- Wednesday, May 11: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
- Tuesday, May 17: 12:30 - 2:30 PM
- Friday, May 20: 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Locations for the shoots are being determined and will be added to the schedule shortly, check back to see your location closer to the day of your session. The time slots for photo shoots are 10 minutes each, and will be shared by 3 other student leaders. On the day of your session, please arrive at the specified location 10 minutes early. Our photographer, Jack Liu, will be waiting for you. Please dress professionally for your photo, the shot will be from the waist up! Again, all ASUO-Recognized Student Organization Leaders are eligible to sign up!
Photos will be edited and touched up - this takes a few weeks. Once received, the ASUO will email you a link to the photos, for you to use in whatever application you would like!
04-27-2016: Apply for 2016-2017 Leadership Positions!
Opportunities to serve in leadership roles with the 2016-17 Executive Cabinet are rolling out. Applications and Additional Information for the first 5 positions are available now on the ASUO Website. Priority will be given to applications received before 4 PM on Tuesday, May 10.
Check them Out!
ASUO is an EO/ADA/AA Compliant Employer.
The Spring 2016 Street Faire is fast approaching and it would not be
nearly as successful without our volunteers! The Spring Street Faire
will be held on May 4th - 7th,2016. There will be music, lots of food,
craft & non-profit vendors.
Please click on the link below to sign up:
Volunteers are required to sign up for a minimum of 2 hours shift. In
return for your hard work, you will get a free t-shirt!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via
email (email@example.com) or by phone (541)346-0622.
Thank you for your time in advance.
Katty Kaunang Special Events Director, ASUO Executive firstname.lastname@example.org 541.346.0622
03-10-2016: Filing deadline is TODAY!
Today is the deadline to file for the student elections! This includes the FERPA waiver forms! If the entire packet is not complete then you will not be able to run on the ballot!
Don't forget we have a meeting tonight as well!
Looking forward to seeing everybody!
03-09-2016: Elections meeting tomorrow!
Our next meeting is tomorrow at 7pm in Lillis 111.
Once again you may send a representative from your slate if you cannot attend. This does not absolve you of any responsibility, if you choose to not attend that is at your own risk.
We will be clarifying a few confusions tomorrow, which after the meeting will be posted on the elections website.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
02-28-2016: 2016 ASUO Elections Voter Guide Welcome Letter
2016 ASUO Elections Candidates,
First off, we’d like to thank you for your choice to run for student government office here at UO. The ASUO and the University community faces tough challenges and it takes dedicated leaders to face them head on.
To introduce ourselves, we are the 2016 ASUO Voter Guide Team: a group made up of journalism students in collaboration with the ASUO to help produce a neutral, accessible, and interactive voter guide. The purpose of the guide is to help students get to know their candidates for office better, to help them make better-informed decisions when going to the polls this spring. If you aren’t familiar with the voter guide, you can check out last years at http://elections.uoregon.edu/2015. This will be our second year producing the guide, and we’re excited to get started!
Now that you’re running, it’s time to get your profile for the voter guide ready! The guide profiles consist of two parts: a text component and a photo/video component.
The text component comes from a google form that all candidates fill out, which can be found here: https://goo.gl/C5EmaK. This form has questions about you to help voters know a bit more about you, as well as some questions related to your candidacy. Please fill this out as soon as possible, but be sure to proof your response, as it will not be edited by the Voter Guide Team. The form will close Monday, March 14th at 11 PM, so please get in your response quickly!
The photo/video component of your profile is produced by the Voter Guide Team at an interview in the SOJC Studio, located on the first floor of Allen Hall. After some feedback from candidates, we have decided to schedule interview sessions for Saturday and Sunday of the next two weekends, March 5th/6th and 12th/13th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Interview sessions will be about 15 minutes long, and will include a professional headshot as well as a video shoot that will ask two questions:
• Draw yourself on a whiteboard.
• Why should we vote for you?
To sign up for an interview session, please use our scheduling tool here: https://calendly.com/elections-uoregon/interviews. Please pick the earliest time you are available to come in, as we will not have makeup sessions after these slots are over.
After we’ve compiled all the information from candidates, the voter guide will be published by Monday, April 4th - at that point, you can share your profile page to everyone you know to help spread the word about your campaign!
Once again we’d like to thank you for participating in the ASUO Elections Voter Guide! We’re excited to see and hear from all the candidates, and hope to hear from you soon! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at email@example.com, or reach out to any members of the Voter Guide Team directly.
The ASUO Voter Guide Team
Vania Ahmad, Aven-itza De Primavera, Joseph McRobert, Bobby Whittingham, Andy Tsubasa Field, Emily Foster, Grace Hashiguchi, Sarah Russell, Carter Fritsch
02-24-2016: Rules are out!
This seasons election rules have been posted to the website, which can be accessed below.
The rest of the supporting documents will be up before the meeting so you can all take a look beforehand.
The Elections meeting is tomorrow in Lillis 111 at 7pm. Hope to see you all there!
I wanted to make two clarification.
The first being that it is highly encouraged that you bring a laptop. This year everything is being done online so I want to make sure there isn't any confusion about where they go and how to access them.
While the meeting is mandatory there is no requirement to have everybody from your slate (if you are running with one) to be in attendance. However it is important that at least someone from your slate attends the meeting in full so they may disseminate the information to the rest of the rest of the slate members.
With that being I encourage everybody who is running to show up if their schedule permits it.
I apologize for any confusion and if you have any more questions, forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a great weekend!
02-18-2016: Mandatory Elections Meeting
It's Election season again!
Hey everybody! We're in the Elections season!
If you have the slightest of interest in pursuing an elected position here on campus, now's your chance!
This coming Thursday the 25th, there will be a mandatory informational session about the Elections process at 7pm in Lillis 111. This is a great opportunity to meet the team who will be running the Elections this year. There will be plenty of information disseminated so you won't want to miss!
As mentioned this meeting IS MANDATORY. However if you cannot make the meeting due to other obligations, send an email to email@example.com to discuss your situation.
I must say again. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you attend this meeting.
Can't wait to see you all and go Ducks!
02-01-2016: Spring Street Faire 2016
SPRING STREET FAIRE IS HERE!
Date: May 4 - May 7
Wednesday - Thursday : 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: Noon - Midnight
Application found here: https://orgsync.com/49338/forms/175550
Tables are free for ASUO organized groups
The ASUO Loft will be closed from
1:00pm Wednesday, November 25, 2015 through
8:30am Monday, November 30, 2015
ASUO Financial Controllers Office will be closed from
1:00pm Wednesday, November 25, 2015 through
9:00am Monday, November 30, 2015
Please plan accordingly for purchase order and other office needs.
We apologize for any inconveniences and appreciate your patience and understanding.
We hope you have a fun, happy and safe break.
11-11-2015: Alternative Break: Apply Now
Considering an Alternative Break Program?
The Holden Center’s Alternative Breaks (AB) program at the University of Oregon enables students to engage communities locally and internationally as they learn experientially about the value of service, leadership and innovation. Each AB experience is crafted to meet the needs of communities and students in a common purpose that fosters cultural competency, collaboration and social change. These location-based trips rely on community partners that facilitate service learning projects shaped by the unique culture and social issues of trip locations. Student participants, student “Site Leaders” and staff spend anywhere from one weekend to three weeks on a local, domestic or international trip and use service-learning as a vehicle for community engagement. Teams engage in pre-trip planning, preparation and fundraising to set them up for success. During the trip, students participate in daily reflections, leadership lessons, evening debriefs and topical discussions; a curriculum that promotes self-awareness, global citizenship and leadership through the experiential learning model.
The AB experience encourages students to critically analyze their cultural assumptions and mindsets through learning about the complexity of people and the influence of diversity. The learning occurs for students as they are asked to step outside their comfort zones and be willing to engage in difficult conversations, ask questions, examine their beliefs, make mistakes and confront challenging issues. The AB program values holistic education and creates opportunities that inspire personal growth with focus on sustainable social change.
Annually, the AB program offers approximately 18-20 trips that take place during the traditional academic break periods (winter, spring, summer and weekends). New trip ideas are constantly researched and developed and thoughtful proposals from individual students, student groups, faculty/staff and community partners are considered at any time. The AB program is supported by the The Holden Center. Contact the Alternative Breaks Program at 541.346.8548 or visit The Holden Center with questions or for additional information about the program.
For more information, call 541.346.8548, email, or drop by the Holden Center.
10-23-2015: ASUO Budget Timeline
10-21-2015: Attend the Tuition and Fees Student Forum!
Attend the Tuition and Fees Student Forum
Monday, October 26
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
EMU Gumwood Rm
10-20-2015: Contribute to an Inclusive ASUO!
Your input desired!
Please take a very brief pause in your day to provide your feedback on the accessibility of the ASUO Senate.
This is part of an effort to make senate meetings more welcoming. Thank you for participating!
10-15-2015: ASUO Senate Feedback
We have really put a lot of time and effort into thinking of ways we can make senate meetings more welcoming. This is only possible with your help, so please take the time to fill out the following survey to help improve the ASUO senate!
10-05-2015: UCC Vigil
All welcome to attend tonight's vigil at 7pm in the EMU Amphitheater.
06-10-2015: ASUO June 15th Office Hours
In Honor of Graduation,
The ASUO Office and ASUO Controllers Office will be open only from 11:30am to 5:00pm on Monday, June 15, 2015.
04-10-2015: ASUO Run-Off Election Results
ASUO Run-Off Elections Results as of 04/10/2015 are in:
04-06-2015: ASUO Run-Off Election
The ASUO Spring 2015 Run-Off Elections are now live on DuckWeb
Please note: Only UO students who have paid the Spring 2015 Incidental Fee are eligible to vote
This is the premier of an interactive guide to the candidates seeking ASUO positions, and a joint effort by the SOJC and current ASUO Student Officials. Three cheers to the Voter Guide Team:
Aven-itza De Primavera
04-03-2015: ASUO Elections Results
ASUO Elections Results as of 04/03/2015 are in.
04-01-2015: Extended ASUO Office Hours
We are staying open late for you...
Beginning today, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, (and continuing each Wednesday on a trial basis on this term) the ASUO Office Assistants located at the steps to the main ASUO Office will be open until 7:00pm to assist you. Come by the office to access the copier, check your program mail, pick up packages and more.
Main ASUO 2015 Spring Term Office Hours:
Mondays-Fridays from 8:30am-5:00pm*
*Open until 7:00pm on Wednesdays. Please note that between 5-7:00pm on Wednesdays, only select services will be offered. Transactions requiring professional staff signature/processing can be started but not finalized until the following business day.
In addition to the Office Assistants being available until 7:00pm the ASUO Controllers Office will offer evening hours on a trial basis on Wednesdays this term as well.
ASUO Controllers Office 2015 Spring Term Office Hours:
Mondays-Fridays from 10am-4:45pm*
*Open until 7:45pm on Wednesdays. Please note that between 5-7:45pm on Wednesdays, only select services will be offered. Transactions requiring professional staff signature/processing (including p-card purchases, airfare purchased through UO travel agents, and POs for outside vendors) can be started but not finalized until the following business day.
03-30-2015: ASUO STUDENT ELECTIONS
The ASUO Elections are now live on DuckWeb.
Registered students click here to vote on DuckWeb.
11-06-2014: ASUO Stands in Solidarity With The GTFF
Read the letter of support from the ASUO Executive, here. If you have any questions or comments for the letter please contact the ASUO Communications Director at "firstname.lastname@example.org".
*This letter is for immediate release by media outlets*
09-29-2014: UO Native American Flagpole Dedication Ceremony
All are invited to attend the below ceremony, to dedicate the Native American Flagpole. This project was partially funded by the ASUO over-realized project.
UO Native American Flagpole Installation and Dedication Ceremony
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union Amphitheater
The Native American Flagpole Project was launched in 2012 when a group of Lundquist College of Business students accepted the UO "Big Idea Challenge" to enhance cultural presence and help shape the future of the university. Recognizing the limited campus resources displaying Oregon’s Native American culture, students have worked with the UO Many Nations Longhouse, ASUO, UO President’s Office, UO Planning Department and Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes to design a flagpole installation that serves as a very visible and accessible tribute to Oregon’s Native American history and culture.
Flags will be flown for the first time on October 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the EMU Amphitheater. Please join Oregon Tribal Chairmen, Elders, fellow students, and campus representatives at this historic event.
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