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Voting will occur from 12:00 a.m. on Monday, April 10 through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.

The Student Government of the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Campus (SGUAS-JC) is recognized by the University of Alaska Board of Regents as the governing body for students enrolled at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Campus. SGUAS-JC provides opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills while representing student interests and needs.

Student Government has several vacant seats available for students interested in joining. For more information about joining, please read below.

SGUAS-JC Expectations & Time Commitment

As a Senator, you represent the interests of the student body. This can vary from simply receiving student complaints or concerns and helping find the appropriate campus resources, to drafting legislation to address a specific issues.

In addition, SGUAS-JC is responsible for delegating the use of a budget derived from student fees. These funds are used to support student scholarships, travel grants, events, and other projects.

SGUAS-JC is a great opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills, network with University administration and faculty and state legislators, and build resume enhancing skills that you can use for the rest of your career!

This election is for students interested in serving from September 2023 through May 2024.

The commitment is a weekly 1 hour meeting with SGUAS-JC and 5 - 15 office hours a week, depending on position (see below).

  • Senators - 5 paid hours a week
  • Vice President - 10 paid hours a week
  • President - 15 paid hours a week


  • Have the executive authority of SGUAS-JC and administer its affairs, and enforce the acts of the Student Senate;
  • Act as the official representative and have signature authority for SGUAS-JC;
  • Represent, or appoint with simple majority approval of the Student Senate a Student Senator to represent, the SGUAS-JC in the Coalition of Student Leaders;
  • Represent or appoint with simple majority approval of the Student Senate a SGUAS-JC member or member of the Student Body to represent this organization in any university committees accepting a SGUAS-JC member;
  • Preside over meetings of the Student Senate, and set and enforce working rules of order for these meetings;
  • Co-chair the Legislative Affairs Committee with the Vice President;
  • Set agenda items for Student Government meetings in accordance with agenda rules as set in the bylaws;
  • Conduct oneself in accordance with all UAS and UA policies on student and staff behavior.

Vice President:

  • Become President of SGUAS-JC upon the resignation, impeachment, recall or incapacity of the sitting President;
  • Preside over Student Senate meetings in the case of a temporary unavailability or inability of the President to do so;
  • Appoint the Chair of the Elections Committee, to be approved by a majority of the Student Senate;
  • Make appointments from the non-elected UAS-JC Student Body to three (3) seats on the Elections Committee unless disqualified from service as Chair of the Elections Committee;
  • Co-chair the Legislative Affairs Committee with the President.


  • Work with the Student Government Administrator to manage SGUAS-JC’s budget by tracking expenditures, requests for funding, and the impacts on the budget of fiscal notes of bills introduced for consideration by the Student Senate;
  • Assist the Student Government Administrator with disbursing student club funding in a manner consistent with the SGUAS-JC Constitution and Bylaws;
  • Make a weekly spending and budget report to the Student Senate;
  • Serve on the SGUAS-JC Rules and Finance Committee;
  • Otherwise act as a Student Senator, with all the duties and responsibilities thereof.

Public Relations Officer:

  • Manage SGUAS-JC’s social media presence;
  • Assist the Student Government Administrator in managing SGUAS-JC’s website, ensuring that the information and documents on the SGUAS-JC website are current;
  • If a Student Senate meeting is being held virtually, the Senate Public Relations Officer will work with the Student Government Administrator to ensure a link to the meeting is on the website.
  • Serve as a first point of contact for media organizations, particularly the UAS Whalesong, and coordinate with Whalesong staff and members of the Student Senate to submit SGUAS-JC materials and updates to the Whalesong as needed;
  • Advertise SGUAS-JC elections and vacant SGUAS-JC positions eligible for appointment on campus on on social media;
  • Otherwise act as a Student Senator, with all the duties and responsibilities thereof.

Election Information

  1. Refer to the elections timeline.
  2. Submit your elections packet by April 6.
  3. Attend the Candidate Meeting to learn more about Campaign Week and what you can and cannot do (pizza is provided).
  4. Plan your campaign!
    • Print posters.
    • Hold "table sessions" on campus where students can get to know you and what you'll accomplish by being elected.
    • Please note: If you want to hold a tabling session on campus, you must get this approved by the SE&L office prior to tabling. Email to coordinate.
  5. Ask students to vote for you between April 10 at 12:00 a.m.  and April 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Election results will be posted on the elections website on Thursday, April 13 by 12 p.m.

  • Candidate Meeting: March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in SGUAS-JC office (across from SE&L/SAB)
  • Election Packet Due: April 6
  • Campaign Week: April 3 - 9
  • Elections: Voting will occur between April 10 at 12:00 a.m. to April 12 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Results Announced: April 13

In order to qualify, students must:

  • A current enrolled student at UAS taking at least 6 credits
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Submit a one letter of recommendation no later than elections week to