Kenai River Campus Student Union
According to the The Kenai River Campus Student Union (KRCSU) website"Kenai Peninsula College University of Alaska". Retrieved 2008-07-11. The KRCSU represents the KRC student body statewide with the UA Coalition of Student Leaders, advocating for students on campus and within the UA system, and is available and eager to carry the student voice to the community. Student fees support the student union, and activities are coordinated and held to enrich campus life. Monthly and seasonal events are organized for the enjoyment of all students, ID cards are issued through this office, fund raisers for scholarships and legislative action are held, and Student Union officers coordinate community wide student discount programs. Students are encouraged to get involved as a representative, to bring their questions and ideas to the student body and supplement their education by being involved.
In an open  letter to KRCSU officers it states:
"The role of the Student Union on the Kenai River Campus is complex. Your decision to be involved and a member of a dynamic team shows that you are ready for the challenges of Student Government. The Kenai River Campus has a diverse and wide-ranging student population. Many of our students are non-traditional, with a median age of 30. Most of our students are part-time with only about 300-400 full-time students. Your main job is to serve EACH student to the best of your abilities. The Kenai River Campus Student Union Mission Statement is as follows;
The purpose of the Kenai River Campus Student Union is to supplement and complement the educational process at the Kenai River Campus; to provide for the expression of student opinion and interest to the community at large; to protect student rights; and to promote an understanding of the concept of self-governance.
Campus clubs are formed to provide opportunities for students with various interests to come together to discuss and share information in different academic disciplines and career fields, and promote a sense of community, solidarity, and support for each other through various means. Students in KPC clubs share in a common interest and use the club as a vehicle to come together and promote those interests.
In order for a campus club to be formed, a formal process must be completed through the KRC Student Union. The recognition of a campus club extends to them the privilege of identification with KPC/UAA and the use of institutional facilities. Recognition of a campus club does not mean that KPC/UAA supports or adheres to the views held or to positions taken by the club. Responsibility for any actions which violate federal, state or local laws must be assumed by the club itself.
- Anthropology Club (inactive)
- Art Student League Association (ASLA)
- Critical Eye (ASLA sub-club)
- KRC Chess Club (inactive)
- KPC Media Group
- 1d6 Damage; Club (KPCMG sub-club)
- KRC On Stage (KPCMG sub-club)
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Psychology Club
- KRC Academically Committed to Service (ACTS) (inactive)
KRCSU organizes and hosts many events throughout the academic year. Including;
- New student orientation tours/information
- Blood drives
- Community welcome comedy/music concerts
- Monthly food events
- Voting drives
- Open-mic nights
- Holiday engagement events
- Spirit Week events
- Coordinating community student discounts
- Community dialogues "town square" formats
- On-campus movie nights
- Statewide leadership via Coalition of Student Leaders
- Communicating the needs and concerns of KRC to the Coalition and, through the Coalition, to the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE), Board of Regents, State Legislature, and other bodies that make decisions affecting students across the state.
- Leadership development
- Legislative affairs
- Annual Legislative Affairs conference, Juneau, Alaska
- Local city & borough political affairs
Organization of the KRCSU
Hierarchy of the KRCSU, per KRCSU Constitution
Board of Regents, University of Alaska
President, University of Alaska
Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage
Kenai Peninsula College Director
Advisor/s to Student Union
List of Presidents by Year
2012-2013 - Kenneth Kroeker
2011-2012 - Shauna Thornton
2010-2011 - Shauna Thornton
2009-2010 - Chelsey Dorman
2008-2009 - Ruth Griess
2007-2008 - Todd Marshall-Closson, chair System Governance Council
2006-2007 - Danielle Pettijohn
2005-2006 - Todd Marshall-Closson, speaker Coalition of Student Leaders
2004-2005 - Todd Marshall-Closson
2003-2004 - Lisa Greenleaf
2002-2003 - Lisa Greenleaf
(questionable information prior to 2003. The following information may be disputed as its reliability is unclear.)
1998-1999 - Janet Dormady
1983-1984 - Michael Beck (as Governance Director)
1982-1983 - Michael Beck
1980-1981 - Darrell Humphrey
Student Activity Fee
$3.25 (as of 2008) per credit hour up to a maximum of $39 per semester is assessed students enrolling in one or more credits to support student-related activities. $3.50* (as of 2009) per credit hour up to a maximum of $42 per semester is assessed students enrolling in one or more credits to support student-related activities.
- -as per 2007-8 academic year, this fee does not apply to distance delivered classes.
- Marshall-Closson: "Welcome to KRCSU", page 1. KRCSU Transition Book, 2006.
- Kenai River Student Union Constitution. Article One, Section Two "Mission Statement" 2008.
- http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/KRC/studentclubs/ KRC Campus Clubs
- Kenai River Student Union Constitution. Article Eight, Section One, "Rules of Order" 2008.