Government Outreach

Mission

“To increase the visibility and voice of UNC System students from across the state to the North Carolina General Assembly, UNC System Board of Governors, and Campus administrations through advocacy, outreach, and policy development.”

Platform

Advocate

the needs and concerns of students to local, state, and federal governmental bodies

Educate

students on the methods and systems of government outreach and advocacy

Amplify 

the change-making abilities of students at the campus, community, and state levels

2020-2021 Department Leadership

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    Ray Palma 

    (He/Him/His)

    Vice President

    Sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill

    Contact Ray (email)

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    Milan Novakovic

    (He/him/his)

    Associate Vice President

    Senior at UNC Greensboro

    Contact Milan (email)

Scope of Department of Government Outreach

Campus Administration

State Advocacy

Representing 250,000+ students across the UNC System's 17 institutions, the Department of Government Outreach works with student groups and initiatives across the state to advocate student-identified concerns to their campus administration. These include but are not limited to: state investment in higher education, college affordability, campus safety, campus equity, and more. Fostering tomorrow's leaders starts with investment today. 

The Department of Government Outreach meets, talks to, and builds relationships with the state's elected officials. The department advocates for student-identified concerns such as increased state investment in higher education, college affordability, campus safety, campus equity, and more.

Learn about the General Assembly

 

Learn about the NC Governor

 

Contact your State Representative

Board of Governors

The Department and Government Outreach Committee work to advocate for UNC System students and the issues they face to the BoG. By maintaining contacts with board members and staying informed of events, the Department strives to amplify the voices of students.

Voter Mobilization

 

UNCASG encourages all eligible students to not only register to vote, but to be involved and informed citizens by actively engaging in the political process, researching the candidates and issues, and then voting their conscience.  This committee works to help students register to vote, locate their voting site, and advocates for voting sites on or near college campuses. For more information about voter registration in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

 

RESOURCES

Register to vote 

Find your polling place

Find information on absentee and early voting

Check your registration status

 

If you have concerns related to these issues or other higher education governmental issues and would

like UNCASG to address them, please contact VP for Governmental Outreach Ray Palma.

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