Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership at the University of Alaska Anchorage provides opportunities for students to connect with the campus and Anchorage community, explore organizational involvement, and develop their personal leadership style. There are a wide variety of leadership development and recognition opportunities available to students. Explore the opportunities and become a student leader!




Student Leaders participate in governance and policy making at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Whether part of US鶹Ƶɰ汾 (Student Government), Media Board, Concert Board, the Green Fee Board, or Club Council, student leaders shape and transform 鶹Ƶɰ汾 on a daily basis. Learn more about participating in student governing bodies:

US鶹Ƶɰ汾 Student Government student leaders poses for a picture in the Student Union.


Leadership and Recognition

鶹Ƶɰ汾 recognizes the importance of student leadership. To that end, student leaders are officially recognized in a number of ways including as student graduation (commencement) speaker, with official leadership honors awards on degree awards and diplomas, leadership conferences, and leadership scholarships. Learn more about official recognition and apply:

Student commencement speaker addressing graduates from podium, wearing graduation cap and regalia.


Chancellor's MLK Student Appreciation Event

As a part of 鶹Ƶɰ汾's commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., every year 鶹Ƶɰ汾 recognizes students who have made positive contributions to the institution. These students fill a variety of leadership roles in student organizations, work behind the scenes for numerous departments, and give of themselves in their courses above and beyond the expected. Taken from Dr. King's theme, "Everyone makes a difference," 鶹Ƶɰ汾 is proud to honor these students as individuals who have made a difference through their work to the 鶹Ƶɰ汾 community.

Learn more about Chancellor's MLK Event

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.