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LegCon FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register for LEGCON?

A: You can register HERE.

Q: Where and when is LEGCON held?

A: LEGCON will be held at Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. March 27th-30th, 2015.

USSA has secured a group rate of $169.00 + 14.5% tax per room. Rooms must be booked by Monday, March 2nd, 2015 to guarantee this rate.

Contact training@usstudents.org to access the group discount code and for questions.

Q: What’s on the Agenda?

Check out the Agenda at a Glance from last year: 45th LegCon Agenda Overview

Q: Do we need to set up our own lobby visits? If so, how do we do that?

A: Delegations are responsible for setting up their delegation’s lobby visit with their member from the House of Representatives. To find the contact information for your Representative (according to where you are registered to vote) go to www.house.gov . Call your Member’s DC office and let them know that you will be participating in USSA’s National Student Lobby Day on March 30th, 2015. Ask them to schedule meetings on March 30th between 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Meetings will be take place on a regional basis, therefore, if there are other schools attending the conference from your district, these schools may be attending these meetings as well. All Senate meetings will be set up for you by USSA.

You can download the sample letter and instruction sheet here: Setting Up Your Lobby Visit

Q: How much is LEGCON?

A: Registration for LEGCON happens in 3 phases (with the exception of Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges): early, regular, and late. The costs for each phase are as follows:

  • Early Registration Nov. 3rd – Jan 29th | Members – $175  Non–Members – $250
  • Regular Registration Jan. 30th
    – Feb. 19th
    | Members – $200  Non–Members – $275
  • Late Registration Feb. 20th–27th | Members
    – $250   Non–Members – $325
  • MSI/CC Registration Any Registration Period | Members – $125  Non–Members – $175

Check out our LegCon Registration Process Guide

Need help with fundraising? Here’s our Fund Raising Tip Sheet

Contact training@usstudents.org for more fundraising support

Q: What are the benefits of attending USSA’s National Grassroots Legislative Convention?

A: LEGCON 2015 is your chance to develop your organizing and leadership skills, expand your career opportunities, and build lifelong friendships while you march through historic downtown Washington, DC, rally on Capitol Hill, and lobby your representatives on issues that directly impact students’ lives.

LEGCON is a four day event held annually by The United States Student Association, the country’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive student-led organization in the nation. We amplify the student voice at the local, state, and national levels by mobilizing grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues. We do this at LEGCON through a series of hands-on workshops led by students and professional experts to bring you the skills and knowledge you need to build power and create change on your campus and in your community. Our conference is followed by our National Lobby Day where students get to meet with their representatives and hold them accountable in making college more affordable and accessible.

Attendees will get an opportunity to be the voice for students across the country and to fight for concrete victories in higher education policy at the federal level. This year United States Student Association will prioritize the Higher Education Act (HEA) Re-authorization, Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color in Higher Education, National Sexual Assault Policies and Campus Sexual Assault Policies.

LEGCON is filled with exciting meetings, events, and plenty of information for attendees to take back to their campuses. Convention highlights include a variety of issue and skill based workshops, regional and affiliate meetings, lunch panels on student issues, legislative briefings, lobby clinics, and much more.

Q: Do we need to bring anything with us?

A: Please bring casual and professional attire. On the National Student Lobby Day, we ask that you and your delegation dress in business professional clothing because we will be hosting a press conference and will be attending formal meetings with Congressional members. Additionally, the month of March in Washington, DC is often cold, so plan to dress appropriately for the weather!

Q: Who should we contact if we have questions about LEGCON 2015?

A: Please contact USSA’s Training Director, Athena Matyear, at training@usstudents.org with any questions regarding the 46th annual National Grassroots Legislative Convention.

Join hundreds of students from across the country at the first annual National Student Power Summit, March 18th – 21st in Washington, DC. at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University.

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From Free Higher Education to increasing recruitment and retention of students of color, from Socially Responsible Endowments to the for Movement Black Lives, from Ending Sexual Violence to the Robin Hood Tax, from Ensuring Voter Protections to Supporting Workers Right to Unionize, we are standing at the forefront of change and we are demanding Education Justice.

On March 18th we bring our power together.