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ASC - AIHEC Student Congress

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Student Congress is the representative body for the students attending the 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities.

The Mission of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Congress is to develop, support, and encourage Native American communities and students of the member institutions of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium to achieve their spiritual, cultural, and education goals.


Competition Objectives

  • To encourage Tribal College and University students to develop skills of respectful and positive leadership while representing the 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities across the nation.

  • To create leaders within tribal communities by expanding knowledge of governance procedures.


Candidate Qualifications

A Student representative serving on the ASC will be selected by the Consortium member-institutions by majority vote. However, each representative must meet the following criteria to be eligible to officially serve on the ASC. To be eligible for office and during the term of their service, each student representative:

  1. Must be an active tribal college student enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term, as established by his or her AIHEC member institution.

  2. Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

  3. Must have a letter on file that reflects a general institutional commitment by their tribal college or university being represented to provide available resources (which includes travel for four (4) annual meetings) to support the active participation of the Congress officer.

  4. Must have written verification from the registrar’s office or other authorized college official certifying that the Candidate meets the aforementioned criteria for eligibility for ASC service.

  5. Candidates must read, understand, and agree to comply with all Campaign Rules and Regulations.

  6. Candidates must read and understand the ASC Constitution and By-laws, and each candidate must be willing to assume the responsibilities of their elected office at the time of his or her election and oath into office.

  7. Candidate must read, understand, and conduct themselves at all times according to the AIHEC Code of Conduct.


Candidate Procedure

  1. Potential candidates are required to return all registration documents to the ASC Advisor, Stacia Prue by the Registration Deadline of Friday March 1, 2024.

  2. If any part of the Election Candidacy Packet remains outstanding by March 1, 2024 at 5pm ET, the individual might no longer be permitted to be a candidate for an ASC office.

  3. All Candidates must attend the Candidates Speech and Election to be held during the AIHEC Student Conference in Minneapolis, MN March 9-12, 2024.

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