Students United

Students United is an independent, non-profit organization financed and operated by students.

The mission of Students United is to educate and inform students about higher education issues that affect their lives as students while providing opportunities for these students to use this knowledge to advocate on behalf of all Minnesota State University students.

Students United represents students at the university system, state and federal levels. The association organizes students to actively engage in and affect policy decisions at the system, state and federal levels.

Students United serves as a resource for a variety of student concerns, such as: rising tuition costs, textbook prices, affordable childcare for student parents and transfer issues.

Students United is funded by a $0.43 per credit fee, paid by all students enrolled at a Minnesota state university. Students United serves nearly 70,000 students attending Minnesota's seven state universities: Bemidji, Mankato, Metropolitan (St. Paul/Minneapolis), Moorhead, St. Cloud, Southwest (Marshall) and Winona.       

Students United trains students in skill sets helpful for personal and professional development, while encouraging participation in all forms of civic engagement.

Finally, Students United assists individual students with the ever-rising costs of tuition through its Penny Program and JPS Leadership Scholarship.    

For any questions about Students United, please contact WSU's 2015-2016 Students United Campus Organizing Intern Ashlyn Crawford at or Students United Lead Issues Specialist Amanda Boss at