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Our Initiatives

Archived information from the 2018-2019 ASSU Executives Shanta Katipamula and Rosie Nelson.



Emergency Contraception Options

There are two on-campus options to purchase emergency contraception on-campus, one of which is the Vaden pharmacy. Through a partnership between ASSU and the SARA Office, in order to make contraception more accesible during evenings and weekends when Vaden is closed, emergency contraception can also be purchased on-campus in the All Gender restroom #114 in Old Union.  This vending machine accepts credit cards and the cost is $25. Visit here for more information.

Free Menstrual Products

Through a partnership with Aunt Flow, we have placed free menstrual hygiene products in restrooms at Arrillaga Family Dining Hall, the Graduate Community Center, and Kennedy Commons. We hope to expand this initiative to include additional buildings in the near future!


Task Force on Constitutional Reform

The Executive Committee has created a Task Force on Constitutional Reform to consider changes and updates to the ASSU Constitution. Over the summer, representatives from Exec, Senate, Graduate Student Council, and Stanford Student Enterprises will create a project charter. Proposed changes were approved to be on the Spring 2019 ballot by both legislative bodies during Winter Quarter.

Demystifying Stanford's Grievance Processes

At Stanford, there are a number of grievance procedures through which students can seek redress for what they believe to be unfair, improper, or discriminatory decisions, actions, or treatment. The grievance process should be used only after all informal attempts to resolve the concern have failed. We've created a one page flyer for students to be more aware of their rights and options.

Title IX Frequently Asked Questions

Have you always wondered whether you can access housing accommodations at no cost without a formal investigation? Or in what situations the Title IX Office might proceed with an investigation against the wishes of a complainant? All of these questions and more are answered in this new FAQ released by the Title IX Office at our request. 

Title IX Notice & Comment

On November 17, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released her proposal for new Title IX regulations. The ASSU is working to ensure that we provide comments to the government as part of the 60 day notice and comment period, as well as empowering students to submit their own comments. You can read more about our efforts here.

Disability Equity Now

Disability Equity Now was launched Fall 2018 by the ASSU Co-Directors of Disability Advocacy. This new community action platform was created to facilitate community lead action on disability issues, focusing at the moment on our initiative to have a permanent community center for students with disabilities. You can read more about our efforts here.