One of the many duties of student government is to appoint student representatives to committees of importance to the student body. Each college has a committee that is responsible for reviewing students’ complaints about "unfair" grading in particular classes, and the ASI judicial branch is tasked with representing students on these committees. For some, the process can be a bit complicated, which is why the justices also aim to provide resources and information to students about how to best navigate an appeal.
As the semester kicks into gear, LBSU and ASI have good news for undocumented students. As part of the university’s commitment to supporting DACA recipients, resources have been expanded in several capacities – financial assistance, legal advice and community support will all be available at The Beach.
Every Friday before the first day of fall classes, CSULB’s president delivers their convocation address. This annual speech is the president’s opportunity to reflect on the university’s accomplishments from the year prior and provide a vision for the year ahead.
As 2018 gets underway, ASI continues to stand up for undocumented students on campus and those affected by the uncertain future of DACA since its rescission last year. ASI will continue to offer resources and support for students affected throughout the coming semester and year.
First off, I want to thank Vice President Musman and the Senate for allowing me to deliver the Fall 2017 State of the Associated Students address. As a former senator, I know the hard work that goes into fulfilling the duties of your positions. You face the challenges that accompany the positions you hold, and you continue to overcome adversity in your personal lives as students of Long Beach State.