ASUO’s Black Lives Matter committee passed a resolution at the end of January supporting resource accessibility for BIPOC students. The committee is looking to work with various groups already supporting Black students on campus as well as creating its own sustainable programming.
The I-fee will drop just under $2 per term for the 2021-22 fiscal year while budgeting for a minimum wage increase, free menstrual products and textbook and housing subsidies, among other things.
The ASUO email announcement to the student body emphasized that free student tickets have never been a reality at UO, as the funds for those tickets came out of the I-fee — which all students pay when they enroll in classes.
The new resolution supports the Oregon Student Association’s advocacy for fee transparency and championing of an Oregon state bill that would do the same.
ASUO’s majority women and entirely minority five-member constitution court is looking to connect with UO’s undergraduate community so it can make opinions and rulings that better represent it.
Clubs at UO will now have the option to give unused funds back to ASUO, funding new and existing food security work.
ASUO has nearly a million dollars left over from unused incidental fees, but they are still working out how exactly they intend to use them.