Annual Student Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day is scheduled for March 21st, 2024.
All students attending UM System institutions are invited to join ASUM for a trip to Jefferson City to advocate for students with state legislators. Advocacy Day is an annual event that brings together students from schools in the UM System and decision-makers. During the spring semester, ASUM utilizes its Legislative Internship to lobby on behalf of students from the UM System; however, Advocacy Day gives any student the opportunity and resources to voice their perspectives on issues impacting them. Transportation and lunch are provided courtesy of ASUM. The link to register is at the top of this page when active!

Why Should You Go?

  • Opportunity to engage directly with state legislators and other state decision-makers
  • Improves your understanding of the legislative process and local current events
  • Interact with students at other UM System institutions
  • Free transportation and lunch
  • Direct impact and possibly changing the course of laws that have a real impact

What Are We Working On?

  • creating a funding mechanism for the STEM Fund to promote Missouri experiential learning opportunities and internships
  • expanding absentee voting
  • maintaining the integrity of Title IX procedures
  • getting a vote for the Student Representative to the Board of Curators
  • reducing taxes on diapers, menstrual, and incontinence products
  • including fees in university tuition caps
  • increasing funding for mental health programs on UM campuses