Council Member Eligibility

All applicants and appointed IASUSC Council Members shall uphold the following eligibility guidelines:

  • Be accepted into a major through the School of IAS and enroll in no fewer than five (5) academic credits at the University of Washington Bothell during each quarterly term of service;

  • Commit to a full-term of service as an IASUSC Council Member;

  • Be in good academic standing and not on academic probation; and maintain a cumulative or quarterly GPA of at least 2.5;

  • Have no disciplinary sanctions imposed for violation(s) of the University of Washington Student Conduct Code;

  • Oblige to serve all IAS constituents with respect to individual differences which may include, but are not limited to: age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender presentation, immigration status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and veteran status.

Beyond these guidelines; Council Members shall also:

  • Be self-aware leaders who are willing to engage diverse others in their communities, organizations, and networks in service of the School of IAS;

  • Diligently manage initiatives, projects, and other IASUSC tasks with confidence, creativity, passion, and respect;

  • Navigate various settings at UW Bothell with a willingness to seek knowledge in and across disciplines, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively and ethically;

  • Serve as a liaison between IAS students and faculty, staff, and alumni, and the University of Washington at large.

Term of service begins autumn quarter and ends in spring. Summer term is a recess for the Council. Term of service may continue past one year if the student applies for and is selected for a Council Officer position.

Applications to serve on the 2019-2020 Council are being accepted!

All IAS students meeting eligibility and appointment guidelines may apply to serve on the student council. Priority consideration shall be given to students who have been in an IAS major for at least one quarter.

Interested applicants shall submit a cover letter and resume to The cover letter should address the following prompts:

  • Question #1 (required):

    • Involvement in the operation and effectiveness of their school is a valuable part of the education process for students. How will serving on the IASUSC be of benefit to you in your future goals and ambitions?
  • Question #2 (choose one):

    • A Student Council will thrive only if students themselves are committed to the concept and to making it work. What ideas do you have that will ensure the longevity of the IASUSC over the next academic year?

    • Describe an issue or project that you feel should be addressed or implemented within the School of IAS. Tell us why you believe this is important, and offer an idea about how action toward this matter can begin. 
  • Question #3 (optional):

    • The IASUSC is accepting nominations for Chair and Secretary. If you are interested in holding this volunteer leadership position, please include a statement explaining your interest in the position and any relevant qualifications. In the event we receive multiple nominations for one position, your statement and your answer to Question #1 will be included on a voting ballot for review by IASUSC members at a future date.