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Our workshops are created and facilitated by an officer of the Working Class Student Union and can be tailored to fit within your timeframe and to address any specific questions or concerns your group may have. Possible workshop topics include, but are not limited to: breaking down class-based stereotypes and prejudices; social class and language use; and the experiences of working-class or first-generation college students. For more information click here.
If you're interested or would like to ask specific questions, contact our Outreach Director, Idil Gur, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student needs to meet with a financial aid officer, a professor, a teaching assistant, or any other individual in power about issues they are having, he/she can request that a WCSU advocate who will attend the meeting with him/her. The advocate can then utilize his/her WCSU training to ensure that the student is being treated fairly and respectfully as well as having his/her concern(s) addressed in an appropriate manner. Our advocates also meet with students one-on-one to help them prepare for meetings or navigate through difficult situations. This groundbreaking advocacy service is the first known program of its kind in the nation. This program not only assists in providing working class students with the tools they need to advocate for themselves but also plays a role in increasing the college retention rates of working class students.
Housing & Renting:
Having issues with your landlord or other renting problems? Check out the Student Tenant Union and see if they can help.
Repaying Your Loans:
Loan Forgiveness Program for Public Service Employees: Check out this PDF for information about the loan forgiveness program for public service employees.
Medical & Insurance Info
Ever broken your glasses and have no funds to purchase new ones? This same scenario happened to our founder and both times Madison Optometric Center helped her out - FOR FREE! Click on the link above if your in need of eyecare help. They are located on State St. (they usually have holiday-themed-barbie displays).
Need CHEAP glasses? Check out this website! All glasses below $50 and some start around $7!
More resources coming soon, including our Library booklist, financial information and more!
Please stop in our office at the Student Activity Center, Rm. 3153 for access to all of our resources.
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