There are a lot of great ways you can get involved with ASUM.
Elections are held every spring for the 20 senator positions and 3 executive positions (President, Vice President and Business Manager). You may run for office or apply for one of the non-elected positions such as Student Political Action Director, Student Resolution Officer, or Sustainability Coordinator. ASUM is your student government. Student government affects change on campus, our community and more. They meet every week (Wednesdays at 6 p.m.) to discuss resolutions, committee reports, and student group requests for funding.
ASUM is also made up of a number of committees and there are specific positions for Students-at-Large (SALs) who would like to sit on a committee. Student-at-Large Application
The committees are:
Housing Board - 4 SAL positions
This position is hired in the spring and may go for two years with a good review after the first year. The officer is responsibile for listening to and recording the complaints of students, advising students on how to informally resolve their complaints, helping students with strategies best suited to resolve the dispute in their favor, and mediating grievances.
Student Resolution Officer Application
This yearly position is hired in the fall. The SPA is responsible for the proper representation of the students' interest to the community ouside The University of Montana Campus including, but not limited to, the Montana Legislature, the United States Congress, the various county commissions and city councils and the State of Montana and the executives of these legislative bodies.
Student Political Action Application
The Student Legislative Lobbyist will perform the duties of a lobbyist for ASUM during the biennial session of the Legislature of the State of Montana. The lobbyist will be responsible to the ASUM President and the Student Political Action Director. At least once during each two-week period, the lobbyist will provide a journal of all activities and suggestions for future improvements. Duties will include testifying orally and in writing before legislative committees on bills of student interest as is consistent with the ASUM position. The lobbyist will participate in coordinated activities with the campus, such as Student Lobbying Day. The lobbyist will maintain professional appearance, maintain knowledge of present status of all pertinent bills, take notes of all pertinent committee meetings, record voting tallies on pertinent legislation, and conduct research on pending legislation affecting the students' interests.
Legislative Lobbyist Application
This position is hired in the spring and may go for two years with a good review after the first year. The Sustainability Coordinator must be a current graduate student at The University of Montana. The coordinator is responsible for promoting, developing, and implementing sustainability initiatives and activites at The University.
Sustainability Coordinator Application