Description

The SASA is a student lead organization which works towards promoting sustainable agriculture, consumer education and outreach and improvement of the current agricultural paradigm.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File 2015.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 37
ISU Members 18
Non-ISU Members 2
Allowed Members Full membership is open to any student currently enrolled in the Iowa State University Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program (majors or minors). Partial membership is open to all registered students of Iowa State University.
Allowed Officers Officers include co-presidents, secretary, treasurer, GPSS representative, and Outreach
Membership Qualifications Full membership is open to any student currently enrolled in the Iowa State University Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program (majors or minors). Partial membership is open to all registered students of Iowa State University. SASA is open to registered students at Iowa State and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or status as a U.S. veteran.
Membership Restrictions Membership is only open to Iowa State students. Full membership is open to any student currently enrolled (as major or minor) in the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture. Partial membership is open to all registered students. Partial members cannot vote or hold office.
Elections/Selection Elections are held at the end of the fall semester every year.
Meetings Monthly during the fall and spring semesters (at least three meetings per semester).

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Meetings are held monthly during fall and spring semesters. Recurring activities include volunteering at the Food at First garden in as well as once a month at Food at First meals. Other activities have included a bicycle tour of local gardens in early fall. Activities are designed and planned as ways for the community of students in the GPSA program as well as friends of the program to build community and learn more about sustainable agriculture outside of the classroom.

Description of Special Events

Special events vary from year to year; past special events have included a) an educational trip to the Minnesota State Fair to learn about sustainability initiatives in Minnesota and b) working with other organizations to bring speakers to campus such as Vandana Shiva and Jahi Chappell.