Election Process

Prospective Student Government Association Executives and Senators

Elections for the Student Government Association Executive Board occur every spring semester.

The President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Student Government Association are voted on by the entire student body. (Other Executive Board Positions: Secretary, Chief of Staff, Parliamentarian, Student Issues Committee Chair, Special Projects Committee Chair, and University Affairs Committee Chair are appointed by the President).

1.) Steps to file for 2018-2019 President, Vice President, or Treasurer Positions:

  1. Successfully complete a statement of candidacy, and submit a fifty word biography along with a wallet sized electronic photo to the office of Campus Life in UC414 between Tuesday, January 16th and Monday, March 19th at 5:00pm.
  2. Within three days of filing the above material, the Elections Committee shall determine eligibility of candidate and officially verify or not verify candidate ability to run for office.
  3. If verified, prepare and execute campaign for office one month before election days; closely following eligibility qualifications and campaign regulations set forth by the Elections Committee. (For more information reference bylaw 405.01).
  4. Partake in scheduled, mediated debate between candidates should there be multiple candidates running for the same office.
  5. Be mindful that general election voting occurs online via SELink on April 4th and 5th.
  6. If elected, upon conclusion of election; meet with predecessor to be transitioned into new role.
  7. Attend end of the year Student Government Association banquet to be sworn into new position.
  8. Await first senate meeting of the next semester for pending approval of 2/3rds of student senate.

Prospective Student Government Association Senators

Elections for the Student Government Association Senate occur every semester.

The Student Government Association Senators representing specific colleges and schools are voted on by their constituents in their respective college or school. Should there be an open position on the student senate a special election occurs.

2.) Steps to file for Fall 2018 General Election Senator Position:

  1. Successfully complete a statement of candidacy, and submit a fifty word biography along with a wallet sized electronic photo to the office of Campus Life in UC414 before Monday, March 19th at 5:00pm.
  2. Within three days of filing the above material, the Elections Committee shall determine eligibility of candidate and officially verify or not verify candidate ability to run for office.
  3. If verified, prepare and execute campaign for office one month before election days; closely following eligibility qualifications and campaign regulations set forth by the Elections Committee. (For more information reference bylaw 405.01).
  4. Be mindful that general election voting occurs online via SELink on April 4th and 5th.
  5. Attend end of the year Student Government Association banquet to be sworn into new position.
  6. Await first senate meeting of the next semester for pending approval of 2/3rds of student senate. 

Specific information regarding the elections/selections can be found in the bylaws 405.02. (hyperlink)).

Listed below is the 2017 – 2018 election results.

Teller's Report on the 2017-2018 election

Click HERE to file for Spring 2018 Special Elections

Prospective Student Government Association First Year Senators

First Year Senators have a specific selection process which at begins at the start of every school year.

3.) Steps to file for Fall 2018 First Year Senator Position:

  1. Successfully complete SElink application before 5:00pm on Sunday, January 21st
  2. Schedule an in-person interview with First Year Senator selection committee online
  3. Attend interview during selected time and date
  4. First Year Senator selection committee deliberates results after conclusion of all interviews
  5. Await phone call or email from Vice President regarding status of selection
  6. If selected, candidate names will be recommended to the Student Senate for confirmation by majority vote
  7. If confirmed by Student Senate, First Year Senators begin serving

Specific information regarding the elections/selections can be found in the bylaws 405.02.

(hyperlink)).

Listed below is the 2017 – 2018 election results.

Teller's Report on the 2017-2018 election

Contact

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