We hope you all are doing well and had a spooky weekend! Students Veterans of America released their Fall 2022 survey, and we would like as many of you as possible to fill it out. The results from this survey will assist the SVA in supporting its over 1,500 chapters in the network.
We wanted to share with you all about this wonderful opportunity with AU Votes!
To support AU students in exercising their right to vote, American University has launched this initiative in order to assist students in requesting absentee or mail-in ballots and connecting local students to in-person voting information.
Since many of you are registered voters in your home state and state rules governing out-of-state voting can vary and be confusing, AU Votes is providing tools and practical support to take the guesswork out and streamline the process, including:
– State-by-state ballot request instructions;
– Sept 19, 20 & 21st Absentee Ballot Days
-In-person assistance with requesting absentee or mail-in ballots @ AU in front of the Library.
Receive help navigating the steps in YOUR state, AU Votes is providing supplies, postage, and notarization (if your state requires it).
-Active Duty Military Members and Overseas Citizens can apply for their ballots via www.fvap.gov.
You must submit your request for an absentee or mail-in ballot SOON to have enough time to receive the ballot, vote, and submit by your state-authorized deadline.
Ensure your vote counts! Stop by the library Sept 19-21 for support requesting your absentee ballot. Additionally, please visit AU Votes for more information, including a sign-up sheet to receive voting reminders and/or get involved.
We all hope you’re having a fantastic Fall semester so far. We apologize to share the solemn news that our organization has been frozen and will not be able to access funds available for all other student clubs at this time. As a result, AUMCC will not be recognized as a student organization for this year.
We found out about this news last week when the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) informed us that we did not complete our registration, and our club leadership is currently looking into the issue. We are currently working to resolve it with the university administration given that we’ve fulfilled all the required steps to recertify our organization to the best of our knowledge, much like how we have done in every year prior to this one. We will keep you all updated on the situation as we work to try and rectify this situation to the best of our ability.
In the meantime, we will continue our best to maintain and support our club’s mission which is to support American University’s military-connected students. As a chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA), we believe it’s our greatest responsibility to ensure that we meet the unique needs of student veterans and our military-affiliated students. Not only that, but we will continue to link student veterans with resources, assistance, training opportunities, support, and social engagements to improve academic, social, emotional, and professional experiences, success, and overall well-being. Nothing will stop us from achieving this mission no matter which obstacles are emplaced in our path.
Regardless of what the future has for our club, please rest assured that we will do everything we can to represent our student veteran and military-affiliated community.