Get engaged, informed, involved on campus

Jacob SchulzBy Jacob Schulz

As fall semester gets going, the Undergraduate Student Government is undergoing a complete overhaul and plans to deliver service to students —with a kick!

One area we will be working on is academic policy, conducting an extensive analysis of course evaluations. We are also hoping to focus on some common advising issues and recommend better ways for advisors to work with students.

Sustainability is another important issue and we are looking forward to working with the Office of Sustainability and advocating on behalf of the students. Go green!

Civic engagement! With the elections approaching, we think it’s important for students to be registered to vote, know how to vote and have some information about the candidates. We are working with the political science department to achieve this goal.

We will address student homelessness and food sustainability, two important issues on campuses across the nation. We are in the process of creating a pop-up food pantry to help support students with canned goods and dry foods, toiletries and additional essential items.

We will continue our annual “Lobby Day,” asking for an increase of support to UIC from our state legislators. Get to know our members as we become more visible on campuswide task forces and committees.

We have a lot on our agenda for the upcoming school year. Is there anything that you would like to see added to this list? Email us at

If you would like to join us in our mission, visit our website for information about joining the Undergraduate Student Government.

• Jacob Schulz, a senior in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, is president of the Undergraduate Student Government.

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