Are you ready to be a part of something bigger than yourself? If you are a leader, someone who loves to be a part of the action, a self-starter who gets the job done, someone who wants to be heard - then we may have a spot for you!
As a member of SGA, you'll find the opportunity to be at the forefront of most campus activities. You'll find a listening audience for your concerns and you could very well be the voice of change.
Think you're up for the challenge?
Familiarize yourself with our election process below and let us know!
Article VIII. Election Process
- A meeting of all intereted candidates shall be held for the distribution of qualifying papers. The SGA President and Vice President of Government shall review the Distribution of Office System during this meeting. All interested candidates must attend the meeting in order to obtain qualifying papers. In the fall, first year students will be given qualifying papers at a meeting to be held within the first week of classes.
- Students must, unless otherwise directed, submit qualifying papers to the Office of Student Life according to the announced deadline. Any student who is not qualified to run for an office will be notified by the SGA Advisor. Additional nominations may be made by the Executive Council if an office has no candidates.
- Names posted 24 hours in advance of elections
- Executive Council reserves right to change date of elections
- Elections complete by first week in March
- Names appear in alphabetical order on ballot
- Students unable to vote should contact SGA Advisor or President prior to elections
- Executive Council members, not on ballots, responsible for staffing the voting area and collecting ballots
- SGA Advisor or her designee keep ballots until votes are counted
Determination of Elected Candidates
- Counting committee: SGA President, Vice-President of Government, Secretary, and the SGA Advisor or her designee.
- Results posted via: email, a central location, and in each residence hall within 24 hours of election
Candidate Winner: Must receive over 50 percent of the vote
Runoff: Occurs when NO candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote, leaving the two candidates with the largest number of votes in a runoff
* Runoff Elections must be held within 48 hours of the general election
- Ballots secured for a period of two academic days following election.
- Recount possible within two academic days
- Ballots destroyed if not contested within two academic days
* Do you have what it takes to be an SGA Officer? A Representative?
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* To view our full Constitution - page 67 - click HERE.