Complacency and apathy are widespread on university campuses across the county. Combating these feelings is best done through continued education and agitation. Make your cause known, reach out to students with solid and verifiable information on the goings on of the university and the problems inherent to the current system. This can be done through flyering, leaflets, posters, teach-ins, or any of the several other forms of legally protected speech on campus. Engaging students and letting them know that they are not alone is the first step to forming a united student body.
Below are some resources that may be helpful:
- Contact your schools faculty and staff unions. In Florida, many faculty are members of United Faculty of Florida and staff are members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Many of our grievances are shared and they may have documents or research which can help the student cause.
- Florida Has a Right to Know can also be a powerful resource when it comes to looking at how your school spends its money.
- Contact other branches, universities, and the General Secretary for other ideas and tools that you may be able to adapt to your specific circumstances.