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This year, re-registration will be facilitated through HornsLink. Annual re-registration will be open Tuesday, April 8, 2014, through Tuesday, April 22, 2014. RSOs/SSOs that have not re-registered by the deadline will be made inactive.

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Amnesty International - 41

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Organization Number: 41

First Registered On: 08-28-1973

Last Registered On: 04-19-2013

Organization Information

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Status: Active

Purpose: Amnesty International is the world's largest human rights organization. Here at UT, we are student activists who work to promote awareness about human rights abuses at home and around the globe. We focus both on social, economic, and cultural rights as well as political rights.

Membership: UT students, faculty, and staff with a passion for human rights are welcome to join Amnesty. Members should be excited to develop their leadership and activism skills and look forward to spreading Amnesty's name around campus.

Functions: In our meetings, we write letters on behalf of Prisoners of conscience (prisoners held solely on their beliefs) to government embassies, officials, or the prisoners the prisoners themselves. We also host events on campus to raise awareness and fundraise for specific issues. In the past, our events have introduced activists to such topics as Maternal Mortality in the U.S., prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and the war in the Congo.

Organization Type: Special Interest

Contact Information

E-mail: texasamnesty@gmail.com

Web site: http://texasamnestyinternational.wordpress.com/

Representatives: (Name, Title)

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Ana Hernandez, Treasurer
Kelsey White, President
Marilyn Adams, Vice President
Sahare Wazirali, Publicity Coordinater
Mukund Rathi, Urgent Action Coordinater
Hannah Guernsey, Historian

Campus Office Address: 220

 

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Each year, registered student organizations self-identify according to the following twelve categories:

  1. Educational/Departmental Organizations promote development in a particular academic area.
  2. Honorary Organizations recognize high-level academic achievement, and generally require a demonstrated interest in a particular career or academic discipline.
  3. International/Cultural Organizations foster cultural diversity and offer support to their members and the campus community.
  4. Legislative Student Organizations Graduate Student Assembly, Senate of College Councils and Student Government.
  5. Political Organizations support political parties, political issues and/or candidates who are seeking political office.
  6. Professional Organizations provide a preview of students' anticipated professional careers. Group activities may include speakers, field trips and volunteer or field work.
  7. Recreational Organizations promote sports-oriented programs and/or recreational activities.
  8. Religious Organizations serve as support for students of a particular religious persuasion or denomination.
  9. Service Organizations provide volunteers for on-campus and off-campus projects. Membership requirements generally include a commitment to work for and/or an interest in a particular cause.
  10. Social Organizations foster social networks among members.
  11. Special Interest Organizations focus on a specific issue or topic.
  12. Student Governance Organizations address student needs and express student views.