United States Student Association
The United States Student Association (USSA) is the nation’s oldest and largest national student organization, representing millions of students across the country on educational access issues. USSA advocates for student interests on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and at the Department of Education. Through strategic organizing, mobilization, and educating students from all backgrounds, USSA works to reveal the links between educational access and the socio-economic inequalities in our society.
USSA believes education is a right for all, regardless of class, race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, age, and religion. We work on building grassroots power among students to win concrete victories that expand access to education at the federal, state and campus level.
The USSA Foundation is the education and training wing of USSA. The GrassRoots Organizing Weekend and Electoral Action Training programs, along with the LGBT Student Empowerment Project, Campus Diversity Project, and Student Labor Action Project, seek to provide students with the skills, policy analysis, and organizing models to affect change on campus and build a strong, united, national student movement.