We are a coalition of student groups and organizations at UNM dedicated to standing in solidarity with one another and fighting for the rights of UNM students.
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How we got started
In spring 2021, we realized that collaboration between organizations on campus was already happening, but not in a formal setting. Many groups on campus shared similar goals and ideas, and we thought that by building a coalition and standing in solidarity, we could generate real momentum for change at the University of New Mexico. The SSC is an avenue for groups on campus to communicate, advocate, and learn from and with each other.
The UNM Kiva Club is now one of many Native American organizations at UNM but is one of the largest and oldest student lead Native American organization in the United States. Their goal is to encourage student and community involvement with Native American Issues and events at UNM and in the surrounding communities.
UNM Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan(M.E.Ch.A.) is a student organization that promotes intersectionality, higher education, cultura, radical politics, and historia. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
We are the AISES chapter here at the UNM where we strive to Indigenize the STEM field and beyond. Our chapter hosts, plans, and volunteers for many activities ranging from resume workshops/critiques, guest speaker lectures, and attending conferences throughout the country.
United Graduate Workers of UNM
We are a group of graduate workers across all departments and colleges committed to improving working conditions for all graduate workers at the University of New Mexico. We are members of UE, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, a democratic and member-led union.
The New Mexico Dream Team is a statewide network committed to create power for multigenerational, undocumented, LGBTQ+, and mixed status families towards liberation. Through trainings and leadership development, we work to engage our community and allies, in becoming leaders using an intersectional, gender, and racial justice lens—to develop and implement an organizing and advocacy infrastructure for policy change fighting to dismantle systematic oppression.
The UNM Radical Feminist Literary Society
A radical feminist book club for UNM students with a focus on building a feminist community.
YDSA-UNM (The Young Democratic Socialists of America)
The purpose of this organization is to promote opportunities to learn about and discuss socialism; to provide and support mutual aid services, both on campus and in the larger community; and to raise class consciousness through a synthesis of socialist theory and praxis.
The UNM College Democrats work to improve our community by engaging in activism and advocacy on a local and national level. Issues we advocate for include reducing the price of college, making housing and healthcare affordable, and fighting corruption in New Mexican politics. This club is not officially affiliated with the Democratic Party so we are free to take stances and make statements that the official Democratic Party may not agree with.
NMPIRG Students is a chapter of the Student PIRGs, a national network of campus advocacy groups who train students at more than 100 campuses across the country. Right now we are working on two campaigns at UNM: our Hunger and Homelessness Campaign and our Zero Waste Campaign. This is our first year at UNM and we are working to introduce ourselves to the other student groups and offices/centers on campus, as well as resources in the community.
UNM LEAF (Leaders for Environmental Action and Foresight)
We are a coalition of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the University of New Mexico who recognize that we now face an accelerating climate crisis with only a short window of time to avert the catastrophic consequences of our current trajectory. UNM needs to declare a Climate Emergency and vow to create a waste & carbon free campus, invest in environmentally aware education and research, and divest from fossil fuels.