The Associated Students of The University of New Mexico (ASUNM) hosts its first ASUNM Joint Council meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year on Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. Among the featured guests at the meeting are UNM President Robert Frank and UNM Vice President of Enrollment Management Terry Babbitt. The council’s meeting agenda will include discussion on the contested requirement to live on campus and the renovations to Smith Plaza.

The Joint Council brings together student leaders from many different areas on campus, including the campus resource centers, Residence Life & Student Housing, Athletics and many more. The council will convene twice a month to offer opinions and feedback on major university initiatives, ASUNM Senate resolutions and serve as an advisory board for the undergraduate student government. The Joint Council was formed in 2014 in an effort to be more inclusive of a variety of student voices, and ASUNM plans to continue to expand the council’s role in the decision-making process of the student government.

“We believe that this year’s ASUNM Joint Council will be a powerful sounding board with new ideas and different perspectives,” said ASUNM President Kyle Biederwolf. “With such a diverse group of student leaders weighing in on what we do, we know this will make the undergraduate student voice stronger and more reflective of the student body we serve.”

All meetings are open to the public and the media. For more information on the ASUNM Joint Council, please contact ASUNM at