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ASSU Leads Program

Academic Class

The class explores the role of student government, decision-making and advocacy in a major research university setting such as Stanford. Designed to prepare new student leaders for their legislative responsibilities, the class incorporates presentations from university stakeholders along with experiential learning exercises and individual class projects. Topics include understanding the role and responsibilities of student government in a university setting, institutional change, decision-making, advocacy and conflict resolution. Targeted to undergraduate senators and the ASSU executive officers.

Lunch and Learns

Targeted to undergraduate and graduate senators as well as class presidents the sessions started in spring of '18 and are a series of talks with university staff about important campus issues. Focuses include mental health and well-being, free speech, and working with the press. They will continue in fall quarter with topics such as sexual misconduct and working with the police.