Mason Lobbies is an annual event in which Student Government brings students down to the state capitol in Richmond to lobby state legislators for legislative items that impact Mason and its students. Mason Lobbies is a critical factor in maintaining relations with our state legislators to ensure that Mason receives support for financial aid, research funding, and other key issues for our university. This is a special way for the student body to emphasize their concerns and use their voice to make our university better for all.
The opportunity allows students to advocate for themselves and their community by taking the needs of our university to Richmond. The impact of these meetings directly affects the student body in the form of tuition freezes, increases in financial aid, research funding, and much more.
Mason Lobbies usually occur in late January/early February and sign-ups will typically open early in the Fall semester and run throughout the semester. Keep an eye out for sign-ups on Student Government’s social media! Transportation and lunch will be provided, and students will be given lobbying resources and training prior to the trip to contribute to their professional skill set!