USUAA Programs

USUAA sponsors numerous programs each semester that enhance the education and life of all UAA students. Although multiple programs exist, here are a few highlights!

Travel Grants

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.

Legal Services

USUAA provides discounted legal services for all currently enrolled UAA students who have paid the student government fee and have a current WOLFcard. A licensed attorney will advise students with legal problems or provide documentation review. The attorney is generally available on campus every other Tuesday by appointment and may also be available by phone consultation at your convenience. Students may schedule a 20-minute appointment for a $10 fee.

Leadership Scholarships

The Student and Academic Affairs standing committee allocates $10,000.00 each year to be awarded to 10 outstanding student leaders through a scholarship program. Recipients of USUAA Leadership Scholarships have achieved academic excellence and make meaningful contributions to the campus community through leadership and service. 

Student Ombudsman

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 Administrative Assistant for USUAA.

Thanksgiving Day Feast

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.

Homecoming Dance

Activities committee sponsors the annual Homecoming Dance, members of USUAA host along with many other student volunteers to create a celebratory environment during Homecoming Week festivities and support our Seawolves athletic teams as well as welcome back alumni to campus, these activities are a collaborative effort between UAA Campus Programming Board.

Late Night Tutors

Student and Academic Affairs committee has worked in past with Learning Resource Center to facilitate bringing tutors to Late Nights programming by the Student Union. Since Fall 2012 LRC has places all tutors in the SMH to assist with high tutor demand during the two weeks of final exams each semester. USUAA supports Student Union's Late Night activities and encourages all students in need of tutoring to visit the SMH tutors during open hours. For more information about Late Nights, please visit the Student Union Information Desk or call 786-1204.