Senators serve as liaisons to the UAA administration and voice student opinion in all business matters. Senators are responsible for researching, drafting, and voting on legislation dealing with student issues in order to enhance the quality of education and life for both current and future UAA students. Senators are elected by the student body during the UAA General Election (in fall and spring) or collect signatures through the Petition Packet process to join the Assembly.
Senators are members of two standing committees within USUAA. Standing committees include Activities, Rules, Student and Academic Affairs, Sustainability, and Legislative Affairs. Each standing committee coordinates programs, events, and activities to carry out USUAA's mission.
Serving as a USUAA Senator is a honor and responsibility, requiring time and dedication. Students interested in joining USUAA as senators should keep the following expectations in mind:
Senator Service Award
Senators receive a service award for their contributions to USUAA and the UAA student body. Awards are given at the end of fall and spring semester.
To be eligible, senators must
Note: To receive the service award, senators must receive a majority vote of confidence from the Assembly.