In light of the recent retrenchment issues, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) took a five-week leave to head to Salem and lobby for money from state lawmakers.
They say after a long fight they were able to come back with $500,000 for the school. That’s about 15 percent of the total dollar number the school hopes to save through retrenchment.
Students say it’s a big win, but it’s just a start.
“It’s on all of us – on all the students, the faculty, administration, classified staff, and especially community members to really stand up and advocate for our institutions of public education,” said Student Body President Tommy Letchworth.
The ASSOU will put together a proposal next week for how they feel that money should be spent.