ASG Involvement Opportunities for Incoming Students

The Associated Student Government (ASG) at the University of Arkansas is a student-led organization that acts as an organized voice for all undergraduate students and strives to effectively represent undergraduate student interests — and that includes incoming students! ASG has multiple opportunities for incoming freshmen to get involved in leadership development within student government including Freshman Leadership Forum, ASG Senate, and the Associate Member Program.

Freshman Leadership Forum: Freshman Leadership Forum members develop leadership skills and increase awareness of diversity in order to effectively represent fellow students in the future. Freshman Leadership Forum members learn the operations of ASG through interactive educational programming, serving in multiple roles within the organization, and intentional networking. Applications are now open and will close Aug. 27.

ASG Senate: The Senate is the legislative branch of ASG and represents the voice of all students. Senators serve on 11 committees focused on issues as diverse as our campus. In addition, the Senate has a budget of over $10,000 to appropriate for individual projects. Each senator has the power to propose bills and resolutions related to any area of campus life. The ASG Senate reserves four seats for first-year students. Vacancy elections will be conducted in the fall semester to fill any vacant seats, including seats reserved for first-year students. Keep an eye on ASG's social media for more information about elections.

Associate Member ProgramAssociate Membership is a minimal commitment program designed to introduce students to the Associated Student Government while observing and participating in limited, specific activities as agents of ASG. Student directors of this program provide leadership to the Associate Members through the organization and implementation of the Associate Member Program. Applications for the Associate Member Program will open later in the fall semester. Keep an eye on ASG's social media for announcements about these applications.

University Committees: Serving as a student representative on a University Committee is a way to ensure student voices are heard on a range of important policies across campus. University Committees are open to University of Arkansas students who meet the co-curricular eligibility requirements as outlined in the Student Handbook. Committee appointments will be for one academic year. University Committee meeting times and frequencies vary based on the committee.

These programs are sponsored by the Associated Student Government through the Office of Student Activities and is supported by the Student Activities Fee. For questions or for accommodations due to disability please contact the Office of Student Activities, osa@uark.edu or call 479-575-5255. The Associated Student Government is a program in the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.

 

Contacts

Michael McAllister,
Office of Student Activities
479-575-5255, osa@uark.edu

Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs
479-575-6785, sflanagi@uark.edu

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