USUAA sponsors numerous programs each semester that enable greater student involvement in the campus community while providing opportunities for student development.
The USUAA Student Travel Grant program is funded by student fees and supports students traveling within Alaska or out-of-state avail to attend academic or leadership workshops, conferences, or to participate in civic-engagement experiences. Travel grants are awarded twice each semester.
USUAA allocates funds each year to be awarded to ten outstanding student leaders through a competitive application process. Recipients of USUAA Leadership Scholarships have a demonstrated record of academic excellence and make substantive contributions to the campus community through their leadership and service.
The USUAA Student Ombudsman is a student appointed by the USUAA President to serve as a neutral party to confidentially address student concerns and assist students in resolving their University-related complaints. The Ombudsman may assist a student in preparing documentation, understanding University policy, and/or coordinating mediations and meetings. Students may schedule a meeting with the Ombudsman by contacting the USUAA Administrative Assistant.
Activities committee sponsors the annual Thanksgiving Day Feast, members of USUAA and many other students volunteer to serve a full, hot Thanksgiving dinner to the UAA community. Anchorage community members have also traditionally been invited. The meal is offered for free in the UAA Commons.
Activities committee has annually sponsored the Homecoming Dance hosted in collaboration with Student Activities and other student
volunteers to create a celebratory environment during Homecoming Week festivities.