Student organizing unites the UMass community to work together in solidarity toward the goal of making UMass Amherst more affordable and accessible for all students. This requires collective effort. CEPA builds partnerships with a variety of stakeholders across campus to provide engagement opportunities for students.
SGA, Agencies, RSOs, and GSS
As an agency of the Student Government Association, we support the mission of the SGA, “To establish and protect the democratic system for undergraduate university governance.” We review and provide analysis of institutional policies that directly impact students. Additionally, we provide workshops/trainings to RSOs on direct action campaigns.
Students for Justice in Palestine
Black Student Union
Coalition to Rape Culture
Gender Liberation UMass
Native American Student Association
Academic Departments & Programs
CEPA works with faculty to create a service and engagement site on campus for students to apply the ideas and concepts they are learning in the classroom. Academic projects have included: Policy research and analysis of debt free public higher education, campaign base building, and design and delivery of workshops. Some of our partnerships include:
Civic Engagement & Service Learning
CEPA supports the creation of member-run and member driven union chapters on campus. We believe that all employees should be protected by a union contract. Some of our activities to support unions include: Forum on Paid Sick Leave, documentary screening of Finally Got the News, Worker Appreciation Brunch – provide coffee and bagels to union and non-union employees, Fight for $15 campaign, and forum on What’s Wrong with TPP? These are our union partners: