Since 2004, the First-Generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP), a student-led organization on campus, has sought to tackle one of the most sensitive issues facing the minority of students coming from low-income backgrounds and entering Stanford as the first in their families to get a college education–socio-economic class.
The 50 undergraduate and five joint VSOs seeking special fees on April 11 and 12 have all put forward budgets exceeding the $6,000 limit granted by the general fees process.
For most students interested in running for ASSU office, an essential part of the process is seeking endorsements from various on-campus students groups. These student organizations help the candidates they endorse by tapping their large mailing lists, putting up flyers, posting on Facebook and holding events to introduce the candidates to voters.
The Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) has created a new position in an attempt to respond to a growing portion of the Stanford undergraduate student body.