Why You Should Join USUAA
USUAA Student Government provides opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills while representing student interests and needs. USUAA members make a difference on campus by giving input on policies, procedures, and programs. USUAA helps coordinate several campus activities to build a broader sense of community and belonging at the university. You can serve on boards, committees, and special task groups that help make policy decisions and recommendations which affect students, faculty, and administration.
By becoming involved with Student Government, you will increase personal growth, learn how to work together in teams, gain problem solving skills, and practice citizenship through community engagement and advocacy.
Two ways to join USUAA:
1.) Complete a Candidate Petition Packet and an Eligibility Release Form. For the Spring 2017 semester, the USUAA Bylaws requires at least 32 signatures of students taking at least three (3) credits at UAA. Submit the completed Candidate Petition Packet and Eligibility Release Form to the Student Life and Leadership office, located in room 218 of the Student Union.
2.) Be a candidate in the next UAA Student General Election. Elections happen once a semester, every April and November. Detailed information on upcoming elections can be found on the USUAA Election Board webpage.
Students interested in joining USUAA must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours, paid the student government fee, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Students with no established GPA, or a GPA that is between 2.5 and 2.0 can join USUAA under a probationary status. After one semester of membership, the student must meet the required 2.5 GPA or be dismissed from the assembly. If a student falls under a 2.0 GPA, they will not be eligible for probation and will be dismissed from the assembly.
Not interested in joining to USUAA Assembly, but still want to get involved? Apply for a Presidential Appointment to join other UAA related committees, boards, or special task-forces. A list of available appointments and the application can be found here. Email the USUAA President for more details.
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