Student Support and Advocacy

Janelle Young

Student Support and Advocacy Commissioner

Hello! My name is Janelle Young and I will be serving as your Student Support and Advocacy Commissioner for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I am a fourth year Literary Journalism and International Studies Major and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am so incredible excited to be working with so many amazing individuals and more importantly, to serve the student body to the fullest capacity by making sure the students’ voices are heard. In my free time, I love going to the beach and finding new aesthetic coffee shops to study at. Please feel free to reach out to me if you ever need student support or any questions!

Commission Description:

Every student has the right to benefit from all the available resources available that our diverse campus has to offer. The mission of Student Support & Advocacy is to work with campus departments, student organizations, and other coalitions in ASUCI to improve the structural support for all students. We will advocate for students in financial difficulties, personal crisis, student rights, and more through educational events and social media campaigns that will ultimately give students the necessary tools to be able to succeed. This commission will also work to educate students on their rights, and the rights of specific communities within the undergraduate population. Through this department, we want to be able to connect students with ASUCI, departments, and organizations, to be able to give students the opportunity to develop their own unique support system at their time at UCI.

Commission Goals:

☆ Increasing Awareness and Action on Student Rights (women’s rights, legal rights, disability rights, workers’ rights, etc.)

☆ Getting Feedback from Students Regularly to See How Best to Support Them (Quarterly Updates)

☆ Providing and Creating Resources for Students in Financial or Personal Crisis (in relation to the Pandemic)

☆ Hosting and Creating Events that will Teach Important Life Skills to Students (post-grad options, financial transparency, investments)

Office Hours: Thursdays 1pm-2pm via Zoom ( https://zoom.us/j/99584283236?pwd=a1JjLzR2K1NSVjNBTlc1NEsyUlg3UT09 )

Contact: supportandadvocacy@asuci.uci.edu