Students are strongly urged to participate actively in the SLAT Student Association (SLATSA). is organized and directed by students for students and represents the group's interests to the SLAT Executive Council. Among its various functions and activities, SLATSA elects two student representatives to serve for one year on the SLAT Executive Council. This election takes place each spring for the coming academic year. SLATSA also elects or appoints student representatives (for maximally two-year terms) to the various SLAT curriculum sub-committees, as requested by the Executive Council and it elects or appoints a student to serve on the university's Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Committee; it elects or appoints one or more students to serve as coordinator(s) for the SLAT spring colloquium series during the academic year in question; it elects or appoints one or more individuals to serve as hosts or buddies for new students; and it elects or appoints students to serve as managing editor(s) and editors for the specialty areas for the SLAT Program's occasional publication series, entitled Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT).
Information about upcoming SLATSA events is communicated through university email. In addition, SLATSA maintains a Facebook page with regular updates about social events and provides a forum for SLATSA members to communicate with each other online. Students can join the page by contacting a member of the SLATSA presidency.