Nope! We have so many other incredible and rewarding ways to get involved without the commitment of being an elected student representative.
For example, in the spring you can apply to be a commissioner’s deputy (think of it like a second-in-command position) where you support the commissioner throughout the year. Moreover, you can also join the commissions themselves which are less intense and something that can work on your time if you’re unsure about how much time you can commit to extracurriculars. Some examples are the Literary and Creative Arts, Services, and Off Campus commission.
Finally, you can also get involved with our clubs and ancillaries! Think of ancillaries as branches of the UC Lit; they provide a different kind of university experience that might appeal to you more. Examples are our theatre troupe, the UC Follies, our official literary journal, the UC Review, our avant-garde satirical newspaper, the Gargoyle, and our dragon boat team, the UC Water Dragons. You can also join intramurals at UC if you want to stay active during your studies.
There’s something for everyone! For more information, please check out our Get Involved section!