United States Student Association

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United States Student Association
USSA Logo.jpeg
Logo of the United States Student Association
Abbreviation USSA
Formation 1947 (1947)
Merger of National Student Association, National Student Lobby
Alexandra Flores-Quilty[1]
Vice President
Breana Ross[1]
USSA Board of Directors[1]
Main organ
National Student Congress[1]
Website usstudents.org

The United States Student Association (USSA) was founded in 1947 and bills itself as the oldest, largest, and most inclusive student association in the United States.[3]

USSA was formed by a merger of the National Student Association (NSA) and the National Student Lobby (NSL); and it later absorbed the National Student Educational Fund (NSEF).

Its political activism was cited in a 1995 lawsuit concerning the University of Wisconsin's mandatory student fee. In University of Wisconsin v. Southworth 529 U.S. 217 (1999), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the university's right to subsidize political speech with student fees.

Regions, affiliations, and caucuses[edit]


  • Golden Pacific (GPIT)
  • Pacific Northwest (Pac Northwest)
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Great Lakes
  • Great Plains
  • Southeast
  • Atlantic
  • New England
  • Empire Garden

Affiliations and coalitions:

  • National People of Color Student Coalition
  • National Women's Student Coalition
  • National Queer Student Coalition


The USSA annually elects a President and Vice President at its National Student Congress to manage the organization full-time. The current President is Alexandra Flores-Quilty, and the current Vice President is Breana Ross.[1]

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