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Elections and Hiring

Every spring semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) conducts elections for the executive and legislative board, consisting of the student body president, senior vice president, and senate seats for each dorm on and off campus. The SGA also conducts interviews for support staff, including president intern, senator intern, office assistants and department coordinators. If there is no candidate representing a dorm, senator positions do not have to fulfill the election process and can be hired. All positions, excluding support staff, are paid.

The following applications have been opened for election:

Both parties are expected to follow the campaign rules as outlined here. To be a valid election candidate for senator, you must get 20% of the dorm’s occupancy to sign your petition to run for senator.

The following are the numbers of minimum signature required for each dorm:

Dorm Minimum # of Signatures
Stewart 35
Alpha 34
Horton 74
Blackstone 49
Hart 31
Block 51
Bluff 17
Hope 69
Sigma 34

Note: Students living in the dorm are allowed to give their signature to more than one petition; but on election day they will only have one vote.

On top of the petition, The Academic Standing and Schedule form needs to be completed and turned in also. That form is here.

All applications must be submitted to the SGA Office in the Sub during hours by January 28th (4 p.m.). This is the following schedule: 

  • Candidates must attend a Mandatory Election Rules Meeting on Friday, January 28th at 7 p.m. in the SGA Conference Room.
  • Active campaigning begins at 12:01 a.m./midnight on Monday, February 7th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 13th.
  • Voting will take place on Monday, February 14th at 10:30 a.m. until Wednesday, February 16th at 10 p.m.
  • Results will be announced Thursday morning at 12:01 a.m. If a tie happens, a run on election will take place. More information will be released if and when a tie happens.

Applications for Executive Board positions will be released after the Election Results are announced.