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When you become an NU Advocate, you join a circle of like-minded, passionate people who want to preserve the University’s impact on Nebraska. As an NU Advocate, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and resources you need to help make a difference. Will you join us in supporting a strong future for Nebraska?

Become An NU Advocate

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Here’s the Situation

Help Grow A Strong Future, Invest in the University

This year, the Nebraska Legislature has convened for the 108th Legislature, 1st Session for 90 working days to address key issues facing the state.

The University of Nebraska System continues to work every single day across all 93 counties to help our state recover from the pandemic and grow stronger for the future. 

We have the unique opportunity to demonstrate to the Legislature that Nebraskans believe in our university's ability to address major challenges facing our state and grow our workforce for the future.

From workforce development to global health security to modernizing academic research equipment, the University of Nebraska System will need your help in the telling the story of why legislators should invest in public higher education

What Advocates Do

When you become an NU Advocate, you amplify the conversation about investing in the University of Nebraska.
Here’s what you can expect when you join the effort, and how you can make the most of your actions.

Find the handles of your state senators and tag them on posts that talk about how the University of Nebraska has impacted you. Share positive NU news in your feed to help spread the word. Be sure to use our hashtag: #NUforNE.

Get Loud on Social Media

Find the handles of your state senators and tag them on posts that talk about how the University of Nebraska has impacted you. Share positive NU news in your feed to help spread the word. Be sure to use our hashtag: #NUforNE.

Look for emails about events like our “I Love NU” Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Or, attend bill hearings at the Rotunda to get more informed. When NU Advocates show up at the State Capitol, it sends a powerful message to legislators.

Attend Events

Attend Events

Look for emails about events like our “I Love NU” Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Or, attend bill hearings at the Rotunda to get more informed. When NU Advocates show up at the State Capitol, it sends a powerful message to legislators.

Emails and phone calls are effective ways to reach state senators. If you're not able to speak directly with a senator, talk to a staff member or leave a message. Include your name and number and share why the University is important to you.

Call or Send an Email

Emails and phone calls are effective ways to reach state senators. If you're not able to speak directly with a senator, talk to a staff member or leave a message. Include your name and number and share why the University is important to you.

All new NU Advocates will receive a welcome packet with a window cling to help share your University pride. Use the cling on your car to show your support of the University of Nebraska.

Show University Pride

All new NU Advocates will receive a welcome packet with a window cling to help share your University pride. Use the cling on your car to show your support of the University of Nebraska.

Legislation to Watch

The 108th Legislature, 1st Session began on January 4, 2023. During this 90-day session, lawmakers will introduce bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments to consider and debate later in the session.

The University of Nebraska System monitors hundreds of legislative bills each year that could impact college affordability, campus operations, research, economic development and our academic programs.

Choosing among many priorities is never easy, but each of these bills, in our view, represents an important opportunity for Nebraska to recover faster and stronger from the pandemic and to grow our economy and workforce on behalf of our citizens.

The bills to the right are a few of the university's key priorities during the 108th Legislature. 

General Fund Appropriations Request

Biennial appropriations package that includes the NU System's General Fund request, important scholarship funding, and programmatic funding.

LB 382

Legislation that would codify the University of Nebraska Police Departments in statute, creating more flexibility in managing police resources across the university system and campuses and allowing our peace officers to qualify for state death benefits

Full Details

LB 407

Legislation that would extend the application deadline for the UNMC Project NExT to apply for $300 million previously allocated by the Nebraska Legislature in 2020.

Full Details

Become an NU Advocate

Make your voice heard in support of the University of Nebraska. Join the movement by entering your details below, and you’ll receive an “I Love NU” window cling just for signing up. We’ll use this information to keep you updated about future events and important NU Advocates news.

You can also make an impact by voting. Not registered to vote? Learn how here.

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