Our Mission

There are many ways to be a part of Student Government! You can run for an executive position, or apply for either a living area representative or class representative position. However, the easiest way to be involved in what Student Government does is by speaking up!

Student Government gladly welcomes your comments and ideas. Always feel free to speak with or email any member. Contact information can be found on the "Our Team" page.

*Applications are not currently open. Applications and campaigns for ASC Executive positions and the Class Representative positions will open spring term.

Title Description
Representation
Campus Representatives This is a great opportunity to represent your living area, meet new people, create fun events, and make the year memorable! The campus representative will be responsible for representing the opinions of fellow class members to Student Government, foster a relationship between Residence Life and Student Government, and serve on the Campus Representatives Committee.  

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Class Representatives Class representatives are responsible for representing the opinions and voicing the concerns of fellow class members. Class representatives facilitate communication between students, faculty and administration, and work to improve the general welfare of all students. Representatives will be members of the Representatives Council and may serve on other committees as needed.

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The Crescent (Jobs)
Art Director

The Crescent’s art director is responsible for the graphic design elements of the newspaper. They will be responsible for determining the layout of that issue’s articles and photographs in order to create a paper that’s easy to read. The art director will also be available to help photographers think of ways to photograph their assigned stories.

The art director’s work on layout and photography will be approved by the editors-in-chief. This position requires technical knowledge of graphic design, as well as experience working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Knowledge of newspaper layout is a plus. Applicants must demonstrate an attention to detail, an ability to meet deadlines, and be able to meet every two weeks for an editorial meeting.

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Copy Editor

The Crescent ’s copy editor is responsible for ensuring that the issue’s articles are grammatically correct and written in AP style. They will be responsible for editing anywhere from three to five articles on a bi-weekly basis. A copy editor must have a thorough knowledge of proper English spelling and grammar, as well as a thorough knowledge of the Associated Press style of newspaper writing. They must also demonstrate an attention to detail, an ability to meet deadlines, and be able to meet every two weeks for an editorial meeting.

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Financial Manager

The Crescent’s financial manager is responsible for excellent stewardship of The Crescent ’s budget for the school year. This entails paying invoices, contacting ad agencies and setting up ad contracts, tracking The Crescent ’s budget and giving regular updates with regard to The Crescent’s financial position. They will also communicate with the editors-in-chief and art director about upcoming ad runs and make sure the necessary content is passed on. They must also demonstrate an attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and examples of financial stewardship.

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Social Media Manager

The Crescent’s social media manager is responsible for marketing The Crescent to the student body via social media channels. They must post regular pictures and updates (as in daily updates) about The Crescent on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, announce the release of the next Crescent issue in the Daily Bruin every other week, communicate with the art director about getting posters up around campus, and post new articles and issues on The Crescent Wordpress website. This position entails an attention to detail, an ability to promote several different kinds of stories to different audiences, and have a thorough knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Photographer

Photographers will be responsible for producing images to accompany articles and be featured throughout the publication on a bi-weekly basis. They will work closely with reporters to create engaging articles by planning and executing photographic vision. Photographers may also write articles periodically. Experience in a range of photographic styles preferred but not necessary, as he/she may shoot anything from portraits to sports to landscape. Photographers must be available to attend a staff meeting every other week.

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Reporter

Reporters will be responsible for producing and writing one to three articles on a bi-weekly basis. A keen sense of current events, both outside and inside of campus, is a must. Reporters will use AP style to create engaging, grammatically correct articles. Reporters must be available to attend a staff meeting every other week and demonstrate the ability to work independently and with fast-paced deadlines.

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Section Editor

Section editors will be responsible for curating their respective section (news, sports, features or opinions) to ensure only the highest quality articles are included. This may include editing articles for accuracy, spelling, grammar and style. Section editors may also write articles periodically. Section editors must have a thorough knowledge of AP style and a command of the English language. Editorial experience is preferred. Section editors must be able to attend a staff meeting every other week and be able to work well independently and with fast-paced deadlines.

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