MAP Funding Postcards: Round Two for 2016-2017

Dear UPI:

The Monetary Assistance Program was never fully funded last year and has not been funded this year. When our neediest students don’t get financial aid it hurts funding for the entire university. So, it hurts all of our students and our programs and departments.

Please distribute and collect MAP Funding Cards in your classes and ask students to sign them. This is policy, not the election of office or any kind of vote, so we are good with using the classroom. Further, this is a Fund Our Future initiate supported by the administration as well as UPI.

Where do you get MAP cards? Tabling today from 11:00-2:30! Stop by and say hello, sign a card yourself and pick some up for your students.

The political landscape for public higher education–and higher education in general–will be different when we wake up Wednesday morning. No matter what, we are still going to have work to do to secure our mission and service to the city, state and nation.

Thanks for all of that service and great teaching and advising and research and support of our students!

In solidarity,

Sophia