ASB Task Force

Who are we? 

ASB COVID-19 Response Task Force

The ASB COVID-19 Response Task Force (hereafter: Task Force) was created by the FY 2020-21 ASB President, Mikah Bertelmann, to help represent the needs of the students to the L&C administration as it navigates the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fall 2020 term.

Click here for the ASB COVID-19 Task Force Meetings

What do we do? 

We are here to serve you in any way we can. Answering your questions, listening to your concerns, advocating for you, etc.

How do we do that? 

When you ask us questions, we find the answers for you. Whether it is digging in the L&C website, emailing college administration members, creating meetings to get answers, we will do it to get you the information you need to stay safe on campus.

We want to listen to you. If you are concerned about anything, then let us know. To do our job, we need an accurate idea of what students are thinking about. We can’t force students to ask us questions.

We are getting a team together to streamline this process. Our Membership will be trained and delegated to answer your questions and advocate for you.

Who makes up the Task Force? 

We are all students—the Co-Chairs, Frances Haase & Hannah Marians, are students. The Membership is and will be made of students. Our colleagues are students.

What do you believe? 

To adequately advocate for you, to understand your plights—to comprehend what you need of us—we need to not only listen, but we need to be made up of students. We can’t advocate for people we don’t understand—let alone address the problems of. Thus, we want to be as diverse as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many different people in different and varied ways. The experience of an able-bodied Black student on L&C campus is different from that of a disabled Native student, which is different from a trans white student. Acknowledging this, the Task Force needs to strive to get everyone heard (at least) and represented (at most).

I want to help, what do I do? 

Above all, ASK US QUESTIONS! Asking us questions is the best way to help us without any large commitments. Tell us what you’re concerned about. Tell us what frightens you. Tell us what gives you hope. Help us help you.

If you want to do more, you can join our Membership. There are no requirements to join—just bring your vigor and enthusiasm.


I have a question… 

If your question isn’t there, or you need to clarify something, contact us at We’ll find the answer as soon as we can.


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