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United States Student Association


The United States Student Association, the country’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive national student-led organization, develops current and future leaders and amplifies the student voice at the local, state, and national levels by mobilizing grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues.


USSA represents 1.5 million students on issues of education justice


USSA is running campaigns on sexual violence on campus, the state of emergency for students of color, and free higher education


Join us for trainings and conventions all across the country

Our Newest Members

Welcome the following schools to the USSA family!

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    Arizona Student Association

    The Arizona Students’ Association is an organization that represents the collective interest of over 140,000 university students and over 400,000 community college students in Arizona. We advocate on a local, state, and national level for affordabl...
  • Western-Washington

    Western Washington University

    Western Washington University is a public university based in Bellingham, WA. The school currently enrolls over 15,000 students. The student body is self-organized as the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU). ASWWU funds and o...
  • University of California, Riverside

    University of California, Riverside

    The University of California, Riverside resides in inland southern California with a student population of over 21,000 students. Established in 1954 it is one of the most diverse campuses in the country and is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institu...
  • University of Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    The University of Wisconsin, Madison is a research institution established in 1838 in the state’s capital. There are over 43,000 students enrolled currently. The student body is self-organized as the Associated Student of Madison (ASM). ASM is ...

Our Impact

Students share what the USSA means to them.

  • Parshan-image
    USSA means hope to me. It means that in an era of continuous attack on our education, there are still dedicated students that will fight for the right of all students to a free, quality higher education, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or national origin.
    Parshan Khosravi KermaniStudent Testimonial
  • Erineo-image
    The United States Student Association is not only an organization to me, but a group of committed students fighting together to seek social justice. Our campaigns that we fight for are issues that student's find the need to address on a national level. USSA is a space where I can find like minded people who are up for the challenge of making our world a better place.
    Erineo GarciaStudent Testimonial
  • Breana Ross
    It's hard for me to put USSA in words it's more of a feeling, an experience. USSA has provided me  a beautiful space for growth and developing my organizing, connected me with diverse and passionate leaders, but most importantly giving me hope for CHANGE and the tools to ensure that it happens. This organization has not only made me aware as my own power as a woman of color, but has allowed me to embrace my identity in its entirety, something I was unable to do before coming to this organization.
    Breana RossStudent Testimonial






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