Interested in working with UMASA or as a student representative on a department committee?
There are numerous volunteer opportunities that are offered within UMASA or facilitated by UMASA for the department. Not only is this a great way to get to know both students and faculty members, but volunteers learn about and provide input for UMASA, department, and university-level planning and organization.
Positions within UMASA:
Fundraising committee: UMASA regularly works to raise money for social/educational activities and scholarship funds. In the past this has included organizing bake sales and raffles at events as well as seeking grants for larger projects — but we’re open to suggestions. Fundraising typically involves a number of volunteers but the number varies from project to project; it’s a great way to get involved and there’s always room for more volunteers.
UMASA journal committee: typically we need one or more individuals to oversee editing and publishing our student journal. Additionally, a number of volunteers are required to review submissions.
Social director: the social director works with the executive to plan events for students throughout the year. In the past this has included cultural outings, movie and games nights, and of course impromptu trips to Degrees.
UMASA members often assemble other committees to organize relevant projects on an ad-hoc basis.
Positions on Department of Anthropology committees:
Department council: the Anthropology Department requires three (3) undergraduate students and three (3) graduate students to sit on department council meetings. UMASA elects these individuals every year during the first general meeting. Students with seats on department council represent the interests of anthropology students by reporting council activity back to the anthropology student body (usually via UMASA meetings) and, in turn, voting on decisions based on broader student feedback. Council meetings take place at least twice per academic year.