Elections allow every student to play a role in choosing the leadership of the Student Government Association. The Student Body President and Vice-President are elected during the spring semester. Election rules and procedures are the constitutional responsibility of the Chief Justice, who is tasked with ensuring a fair and impartial election for all candidates.
Student Body Elections
Student Body Elections are held near the end of each spring semester. Specific election information, including candidate profiles, will be provided on this page and SGA’s social media as available.
Student Body Elections Rules and Procedures 2023 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Student Body Election Dates
- Application Opens: Wednesday, January 18th
- Candidate Interest Meeting: Thursday, February 9th, 5 PM
- Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 8th, 11:59 PM
- Candidate Orientation: Thursday, March 9th, 7 PM
- Debate: Friday, March 31st, 7 PM
- Election Day: Wednesday, April 5th, 12 AM – 5 PM
- Announcement of Results: Wednesday, April 5th, 5 PM
- Inauguration: TBD
Election Rules and Procedures
Election rules and procedures are the constitutional responsibility of the Election Commissioner, assisted by the Election Committee. The election rules and procedures document is available above but is subject to change. The election rules will be final as of the end of the Candidate Orientation.
The Election Committee consists of the Chief Justice, Student Body President, Student Body Vice-President, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and the pro tempore of the Senate. The Committee serves as an advisory board to the Election Commissioner in revising and updating the Election Rules. As the impartial, unbiased party, the Election Commissioner has full authority over any rule change decisions, though he or she may defer to a vote or delegate power in another way.
The Election Board consists of the Election Commissioner and four undergraduate students who do not currently have another position within SGA. The Election Board is tasked with implementing and enforcing the Election Rules. Members of the Election Board are nominated by the Election Commissioner and confirmed by the Election Committee.