Fall 2015 Elections Information
The Fall 2015 elections are for the legislative branch of the Graduate Student Government. This branch is comprised of Senators representing all academic departments. Mandatory Senate Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11 am and generally last an hour to an hour and a half. These meetings are the minimal commitment, but there are many opportunities to get more involved!
Historically, the Senate elections are not very competitive, so please do not let that prevent you from applying! Former Senators are welcome to apply. We would love to have you back. Even current Senators must submit an application and participate in elections.
To be considered as a candidate for Graduate Student Senator you must complete the online form by Wednesday, August 26th at 11:59PM.
Online Masters students DO NOT QUALIFY for Senate Elections as they are not entitled to pay the Student Activity Fee.
The Graduate Student Government Elections Code is included at the bottom of this page as well. Read the entire document and be familiar with it.
For elections campaigning, violations, or inquires about the election process and procedures, please contact the Elections Director, Karan Jani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck in the upcoming elections for Graduate Student Government!
ELECTIONS SCHEDULE (All dates and times are subject to change):
Applications Due by Wednesday, August 26th at 11:59PM for Fall 2015
Monday, August 17th – Application Packet Available
Wednesday, August 26th – 11:59PM: Elections applications due online, through email, or in the SGA office
Thursday, August 27th –Candidates announced; Voting polls open
Sunday, August 30th – 11 PM: Voting polls close
Monday, August 31st – Election results announced
Tuesday, Sept. 1st – 11 AM: New Senators sworn in