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Lena Mishack, biology major with a concentration in pre-medicine and Student Congress president talks getting involved

Oakland University Student Congress President Lena Mishack sits on the edge of a fountain next to Elliott Tower on campus

Student Congress

icon of a calendarNovember 15, 2017

icon of a pencilBy Emell Derra Adolphus

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Why did you run for student congress?

I have been a part of Student Congress for four years now, and it’s rewarding to accomplish initiatives that better our student body and campus community. This University has given so much to me, and I felt by becoming Student Body president I could really bridge student ideas and concerns to OU administrators to create long-lasting, positive changes on campus.

What are some of the things you hope to accomplish on Student Congress this year?

One of our largest goals is to ensure Oakland University receives the appropriate amount of state funding. We plan to work with other lower funded schools in Michigan to accomplish this. We are also looking to continue accessibility improvements on campus for our disabled community members that were started in previous Student Congress administrations.

Furthermore, we hope to improve campus life for students by creating more programming and getting students more involved with athletic events. We are looking for new ways to get the word out to students about different events and allow them to be more involved on campus.

Why do you think it is important to be involved with activities on campus?

Being involved on campus completely transforms your college experience. It allows you to learn and grow in ways you can’t by staying only inside the classroom. For me, it’s hard to imagine being at Oakland without being a part of Student Congress. I have been able to meet so many incredible, hardworking individuals and have had experiences I will remember for years to come.

Get involved! For more information about the Oakland University Student Congress, visit

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