Undergraduate Student Government

The Undergraduate Student Government of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Go to msa.umn.edu to find out more, join, apply for a grant, and more!

The Minnesota Student Association (MSA) is the undergraduate student government at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Email: [email protected]

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 10/26/2022

🌟PARTY TO THE POLLS DAY 2! 🌟

Thank you to everyone who has come out so far to vote early for the midterm elections with us! It’s been such a blast so far to ROW THE VOTE 🚣‍♂️🗳

Limos will be back tomorrow, party buses are back Thursday, then both will be here for Friday on Vote Early Day (there’ll be free pizza and more! 🍕) Sign up if you haven’t already! ✨

We’ll be shuttling people to the polls in Minneapolis (make sure your current residence is updated to your Minneapolis location!) every day from 11am–4pm for FREE! ‼️ Sign up you and your friends, OR if your student group wants to book out a time, your student group may be eligible for our Row the Vote Grants! 💸

🔗 BOOK YOUR RESERVATION AT: z.umn.edu/PartyToThePolls or at rowthevote.com! 🎉

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 10/25/2022

Today kicked off week. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

This week you and your friends or student group have the chance to reserve a PARTY BUS or LIMOUSINE to take you to the polls FOR FREE!

This Friday we will be partnering with and giving away FREE pizza to everyone who signs up for a slot!‼️

Book a time at RowTheVote.com or at z.umn.edu/PartyToThePolls

📅 October 24th–October 28th
⏰ 11am–4pm (30 minute time-slots)
📍 Northrop West Lawn (105 Pleasant Street SE)

10/19/2022

Yesterday, we passed a resolution calling for the University of Minnesota to swiftly reach a just above equitable contract agreement with Teamsters Local 320 as negotiations resume and a potential strike looms.

Read the full statement online:
z.umn.edu/TeamstersResolution

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 10/18/2022

Yesterday, the Twin Cities Mobile Market came to campus, offering affordable groceries and prepackaged food to students.

We would like to thank and our Basic Needs Task Force for providing this resource to students, as well as every student that visited!

Missed the Mobile Market yesterday? No worries! The Mobile Market will be returning to campus on:
November 7th
November 21st
December 5th
December 19th

Unable to visit the Mobile Market on the dates above? The food bus stops at other locations found at z.umn.edu/MobileMarketLocations

VISIT INFO
📍Behind the Student Union
⏱2:30-4:30pm
💵The Mobile Market accepts cash, credit, or SNAP/EBT card for payment. It also participates in the Market Bucks program. Market Bucks are earned when you use your EBT/SNAP benefits to pay for items such as fruits and vegetables. For every dollar spent, a dollar is earned in the form of Market Bucks coupons.

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 10/14/2022

🗣 What’s going on with Teamsters and University of Minnesota administration?

The University of Minnesota released a statement regarding the ongoing negotiations on October 7th and another statement in response to the Teamsters strike vote on October 12th.

Read to learn more about the situation between Teamsters Local 320 Union and the University of Minnesota and how to prepare for a potential strike.

Find additional strike preparation information at umnstrikeready.com

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 10/11/2022

The Mobile Market is opening this Monday!

Looking for prepackaged and affordable groceries? Check out the Mobile Market, a grocery store on wheels that parks on the south side of the Union!

The Mobile Market accepts cash, credit, and EBT card (SNAP).

The Mobile Market will visit campus biweekly on Mondays from 2:30-4:30 pm. This semester, it will be visiting on
10/17
11/7
11/21
12/5
12/19

We hope to see you there!

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 10/10/2022

💸Looking for extra funds to host your event?

USG provides grants to help student groups fund their events and are given out in rounds throughout the year. Round 2 of our Event Grants is going on NOW and close October 16th.

➡️ Find the Event Grants Application and budget template in the link our bio or go to z.umn.edu/USGGrantsApp to apply!

Fill out the Grants Audit Form through the link in our bio or at z.umn.edu/USGGrantsAudit

Feel free to reach out to our Chief Financial Officer, Sanjana Pattanaik, at [email protected] if you have any questions!

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 09/30/2022

⚡️ CLASS BLITZ WEEK WRAP-UP! ⚡️

This week has been a great experience for all of our volunteers to take our Row the Vote campaign to the classrooms and rack up some impressive numbers:

Thanks to all of YOU, we…
👥 Gathered 100+ volunteers
📚 Visited 600+ classrooms
☑️ Helped 1,800+ students get registered
🗳 Pledged 6,000+ students to a voting plan…
… ALL IN FIVE DAYS!

Thank you to the thousands of students who are getting prepared for the polls this upcoming midterm election, and a HUGE thank you to the volunteers especially. Without you, none of this would’ve been possible nor would we have seen these record-breaking numbers for UMN’s largest week-long voter registration push to date!

HUGE SHOUTOUT to our Government & Legislative Affairs Director, Carter Yost, and our friend Mike Dean at for organizing this massive blitz and making this possible!

And this is just the beginning... Over the next few weeks, we’ll be announcing some more exciting opportunities on campus… 👀 Stay tuned!

LET’S ROW THE VOTE! 🚣‍♀️🗳‼️

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 09/21/2022

⚡️SIGN UP FOR CLASS BLITZ!⚡️

Next week, Row the Vote will be visiting hundreds of UMN classrooms to get people registered & ready to vote!

This year’s race for the Senate is especially important and closer than previous—we want you to spread the word!

Sign up for a shift and receive $30 for each at z.umn.edu/ClassBlitz

Crash course & training sessions for Class Blitz start as soon as TOMORROW, so if you’re interested, sign up now!—No voter outreach experience necessary

z.umn.edu/ClassBlitz

09/21/2022

‼️ TOMORROW! ‼️Join Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison for a conversation on early voting for this year’s upcoming midterm elections!

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and connect with one of our important state representatives while they’re here on campus!

Join us for the early voting kickoff to get students to ROW THE VOTE! 🚣‍♀️🗳
🗓 Thursday, September 22nd
⏰ 11:15am-12pm
📍 USG Office (Room 202) on the 2nd floor of the Student Union

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 09/18/2022

Last night we kicked off our Row The Vote Campus Coalition with a strategy session in the USG office. Thank you to every group that sent their representatives to help us plan ways to get students registered to vote this fall!

Student voices are important, and we are proud to have support among other student groups as we organize thousands of young voters to the polls!

If you weren’t able to join us, you can still register your student group at the link in our bio or at
z.umn.edu/RTVCoalition

In the RTV Campus Coalition, you will have access to voting resources, election information, and the opportunity to connect with all sorts of university student leaders.

USG will also be helping support and/or provide grants for your group for Row the Vote projects, outreach, and events!

Join us and Row The Vote at
z.umn.edu/RTVCoalition

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 09/09/2022

Discounted tickets for the Minnesota United on October 9th are available now!

🎟Discounted tickets are available in every section, although the supporters section is the most affordable.

⚽️The game starts at 4 p.m. versus the Vancouver Whitecaps!

You can purchase tickets at z.umn.edu/SoccerDiscount

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 09/07/2022

WE'RE HIRING! Get students registered and ready to vote!

Campus Voting Captains are paid, part-time, nonpartisan student organizers responsible for getting students prepped for the polls. Campus Voting Captains will target various areas and groups on campus for 10-15 hours a week from September 13th to November 8th (Election Day). Start date, hours, and schedules are flexible to accommodate student life and will receive a $2500 stipend ($20-25/hr).

Applications are due soon! Fill out the application by September 8th at 11:59pm. Apply with the link in our bio or at
http://z.umn.edu/votingcaptain

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 09/04/2022

Last night we had the opportunity to introduce students to USG through the Student Events and Entertainment Showcase!

Students had the chance to learn about USG and our past initiatives, as well as ways to get involved this year!

We also had a lot of fun playing games and enjoying some food!

If you missed out, you still have the chance to experience what USG has to offer! Consider applying to USG through our intern program or our three task forces!

Intern Program: z.umn.edu/USGInternApp
BNTF: z.umn.edu/BNTFApp22
CSTF: z.umn.edu/CSTFApp22
SATF: z.umn.edu/SATFApp22

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 09/03/2022

Thank you to everyone who came out to our voter registration table yesterday!

We had a great time registering students to vote and emphasizing the importance of voting.

If you haven’t already, make the pledge and Row the Vote with us!
z.umn.edu/rowthevote

💻Find your registration status at https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx
📍Find your polling location at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 08/31/2022

📄Applications are now open for USG’s three task forces!

•The Basic Needs Task Force (BNTF) works to make sure that every student is afforded safe housing and food by increasing accessibility and awareness by fighting food and housing insecurities.

•The Campus Safety Task Force fights to ensure students feel safe on and near campus through developing programs, increasing awareness, and advocating to keep students safe and comfortable.

•The Sexual Assault Task Force amplifies the voices of victims and survivors and those historically excluded from the conversation. Together, they fight to create a campus where there is zero tolerance for sexual assault.

Interested in one of these task forces? Find the applications in our All-Campus Email, our bio, or at
z.umn.edu/BNTFApp22
z.umn.edu/CSTFApp22
z.umn.edu/SATFApp22

Applications CLOSE on September 23rd at 11:59 p.m. We can’t wait to work with you!

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 08/30/2022

Join us at our office for games + information!

Come visit us on Friday, September 2nd, from 8pm to 12am for CMU’s 2nd Floor Night! A bunch of student organizations with offices on the second floor will have their doors open to everyone for food, games, and fun, so come hang!

You can find us at our office on the 2nd floor in Room 202! There will be plenty of snacks, games, and opportunities to connect with USG members and learn how you can involved with student advocacy!

We hope to see you there!

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 08/28/2022

Wondering how to activate your Universal Transit Pass?

➡️Swipe to see the simple steps on how you can activate your pass!

REMEMBER to activate your pass by September 9th! After September 9th, activation is still possible, but the process will be lengthier.

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 08/23/2022

💸Looking for extra funds to host your event?

USG provides grants to help student groups fund their events and are given out in rounds throughout the year. Round 1 of our Event Grants is going on now and close September 9th.

Round 2 of grant applications will be opened and announced in October.

➡️ Find the Event Grants Application and budget template in the link our bio or go to z.umn.edu/USGGrantsApp to apply!

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 08/22/2022

The University of Minnesota recently announced some new safety updates for campus and its surrounding areas.

Included were details about an additional MPD patrol in off-campus neighborhoods, as well as two deputy patrols seven days a week, both of which are in effect today.

A mobile camera unit has been added outside of Kollege Klub in Dinkytown, and Gopher Chauffeur will be adding an additional vehicle to their fleet and will be hiring more drivers for the school year.

The University will be holding another public safety forum on Wednesday, August 24th from 5:30-7:00 in the Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

For more information, you can visit http://safe-campus.umn.edu/public-safety-university

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 08/11/2022

📋 APPLICATIONS FOR USG’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ARE OPEN! 📋

This year, our internship program is open to ALL undergraduate students. Go to http://z.umn.edu/USGInternApps to apply!

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of USG, advocate for and uplift student voices, meet and work alongside of the teams that have made change on campus possible, and more!

You will be able to bond with and collaborate with a whole team of passionate interns who will accompany you on your journey through USG.

Apply at http://z.umn.edu/USGInternApp or at the link in our bio. And keep an eye out for our upcoming All-Campus email too to get updates!

Applications close on September 9th at 11:59pm. We hope to see you on the team!

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 08/03/2022

‼️$15 MINIMUM WAGE‼️

It’s OFFICIAL! Beginning September 26th, all student workers systemwide will receive a minimum $15 wage.

This is a momentous victory that shows the power of student advocacy. We couldn’t have done this without you.

An enormous thanks as well to Carter Yost and Nate Burkholder—USG’s own Government & Legislative Affairs Director and former Chief Financial Officer—for spearheading the Fight for $15 campaign last spring. They have done so much to make this happen!

Thank you to everyone who took part in this campaign and made our voices heard. We can’t wait to continue advocating for students this year!

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 07/14/2022

INTRODUCING: THE UNIVERSAL TRANSIT PASS 🚈

After years of hard work from our Infrastructure Committee and the Parking & Transportation Services, a Universal Transit Pass will now be implemented into students’ U Cards starting this fall!

Students will now be able to transport themselves to and from with unlimited access to Metro Transit and regional provider buses & trains in the Twin Cities metro area.

Swipe to learn more about how this will affect students and how to activate yours!

More detail is also provided in the emailed letter sent by the Office of University Services and Office for Student Affairs as well as on the Parking & Transportation Services website.

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 07/14/2022

Welcome Tadd Johnson, UMN’s first Native American regent!

Johnson is the Board of Regent’s first ever Native American regent and will be overseeing the 8th Congressional Distract, which covers much of northern Minnesota’s native lands.

Tadd Johnson is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and was UMN’s first Senior Director of American Indian Tribal Relations, a former professor, tribal attorney and tribal court judge, and currently still serves as a senior advisor on the government of affairs for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and more. See MPR’s article on Johnson’s appointment to the board—linked in our story.

Thank you to the Morris Campus Student Association for pressing Governor Tim Walz to appoint a Native American regent and to everyone who co-signed our letter! This wouldn’t have been possible without student voices. This is a great step in the right direction for diversity and equity for all students, especially those students’ whose land we live and learn on.

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 07/01/2022

Gophers,

As our term comes to a close, we’d like to take the time to thank you for electing us as your 2021-2022 Student Body President and Vice President, making history as the first Black ticket to run and win.

When we campaigned, it was under the belief that our University could do better and be better for students. Through reducing food insecurity, pushing for environmental accountability, and fighting for a $15 minimum wage, amongst many other important issues, we worked tirelessly to make that belief a reality. Our student government’s accomplishments would not have been possible without the student leaders that chose to be involved.

While our term is finished, our advocacy is not. No matter where we are or what positions we hold, we will continue to stay involved and support our constituents, no matter what challenges may lie ahead.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve in these capacities.

07/01/2022

As student leaders, we spend much of our time fighting for change. Occasionally, we let our shortcomings overshadow some of the significant gains that are made. It’s important to celebrate our successes and see the power of the student voice.

As the 2021-2022 student government term comes to a close, here are 10 of the greatest accomplishments we’ve had this past year.〽️

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 06/30/2022

This past weekend, the University of Minnesota hosted the annual Association of Big Ten Schools (ABTS) Conference where student leaders came together and had round table discussions on a wide range of advocacy topics, legislative sessions to pass resolutions, and elections for the incoming ABTS Board for the new year.

We’re proud to have hosted the conference this year and to be able to work with so many incredible student leaders across the Midwest to advocate for over 500,000 students! Thank you .10 for this amazing weekend 🎉

Photos from Undergraduate Student Government's post 06/28/2022

CO-SIGN OUR LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR! 📝

➡️ Swipe to read the letter and co-sign the letter at z.umn.edu/DearWalzBOR

The Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) is urging the Minnesota governor Tim Walz to elect a new regent on the Board of Regents with careful consideration.

The replacement of the recently resigned regent will be representative of Minnesota’s 8th congressional district, which covers much of northern Minnesota’s tribal lands—especially so with Minnesota’s new redistricting. Because of this reason and others listed in the letter, MCSA is asking the governor to consider a Native regent, which would be the first in the Board of Regents’ history.

CO-SIGN THE LETTER AT:
z.umn.edu/DearWalzBOR

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