2021-2022 Student Media Council Application
The Student Media Council is currently accepting applications for council membership with terms beginning during the 2021-2022 academic year. Read the following information and use the form to the right to apply.
About the Council:
Established in 2009 by the Board of Trustees, the Student Media Council oversees a student fee which helps support the Student Media department. Media platforms operated by the department are: The Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE Radio, Wasatch Magazine, The Geekwave, View From the U, OurStor1es, and AdThing, as well as a variety of other student driven media and journalism initiatives. The primary responsibility of council members is to ensure that student media entities on campus provide a meaningful undergraduate experience and vocational orientation, and operate in a fiscally responsible manner.
By becoming a member of the Student Media Council, students, faculty, and industry professionals can play an active role in helping administer this student fee and provide valuable mentoring and advising to student media platforms on campus. Student voices on the council are vital in helping establish how Student Media grows and develops and best serves the campus community.
Members on this Council serve specific, staggered terms. For faculty and professional members, a typical term is a minimum of 3 years. For student members, a typical term is 2 years.
Members are required to attend a monthly meeting (August through May). Specifics of day and time are determined each semester depending on members’ schedules. Members will also be asked to review financial statements, applications for positions and funding and other documents via email, and possibly provide input to the rest of the Council via email. Occasional special meetings of the Council may also be called.
Current Open Council Positions:
- One 3 year term for any faculty member from the University of Utah.
- One 2 year term for any faculty member from the University of Utah.
Media Professional – 1 position
- One 3 year term for a local media professional.
Students – 5 positions
- Two to Three 1 year terms (must have at least 1 year left before graduation)
- Two to Three 2 year terms (must have at least 2 years left before graduation)
- The Council will try to balance the students selected to not have complete student turnover at the end of the year.
Application deadline is April 23. However, applications will remain open until further notice. . The Council will consider all applications received by the priority deadline in their April business meeting.
Please fill out the form to the right and submit the required documentation.
By submitting this application, students also grant permission to Student Media to verify that you are an enrolled student, making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, and maintaining a satisfactory G.P.A.