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Run for a Position

Become an elected representative of the Student Body. Elections are held in the spring for upperclassmen and in the fall for Freshmen.

Check out the positions you can run for.

SA Elections Page

Seek an Appointed Position

Do you have a special skill that makes you a good fit with one of our committees? Aides and Coordinators are important parts of our operation, working as videographers, web designers, accountants, web designers, and more.

Check out the Appointed Positions that are available in SA Government.

Legislative Aide Applications

Learn more about how you can get involved.

Elected Positions

Senator

A Senator will be making decisions that enhance student life, as well as creating and carrying out their initiatives. They attend a weekly Senate meeting where they discuss and vote on Student Government issues.  In addition, they are required to sit on one of the Standing Committees. Senator are elections are annual. Skills include: being able to critically think, being highly motivated, having precise organization and time management, and being prepared to communicate well with administrators. The Senate is made up of 5 unique standing committees that address different concerns in student life. Senators are required to serve on at least one committee.

Appropriations – The Appropriations Committee (SAAC) is responsible for managing the finances of the SA in a responsible way for the student body.

Communications & PR – The Communications & Public Relations Committee is the voice  and of the SA Government.

Elections – The Elections Committee is in charge of managing and overseeing general body elections.

Policy & Review – The Policy & Review Committee is responsible for addressing policy issues and is a helpful resource to existing and prospective groups.

Projects & Services – The Projects and Services Committee practices advocacy for the student body through student-led initiatives and working in university departments.

Academics - The Academics Committee serves to improve students’ educational experience by addressing academic concerns and engaging with administration to influence policy.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment:

Standard 10+ Hours

President & Vice President

The Office of the President is the executive branch in the Student Government that administers the decisions made by the Senate and Standing Committees.

President

The President is  the official representatives of the student body. He or she sets the agenda  and tone for SA Government and is responsible for implementing the legislation passed by the Senate. He or she works closely with the heads of the other branches, the Senate Committees, and high level administrators to ensure success. The following year’s President is elected by the student body in the Spring semester. Skills include: very strong communication, being timely, being highly organized. It is advised to have previous SA experience, though not necessary.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment:

Standard 40+ Hours

Vice President

The Vice President’s role varies from  year to year, but assits the President in his or her duties. He or she campaigns with the President, so the following year’s Vice President is elected by the student body in the Spring semester. As the Vice President, skills include: very strong communication, being timely, being highly organized.

Standard 20+ Hours

Appointed Positions

Legislative Aide

Committee Aides are specialists of their particular tasks within their committee. An aide is responsible for taking off a specific role within the committee, meeting with the appropriate faculty in meetings, and working independently throughout the week. Skills include: having dedication, being strong with time management, and using clear communication.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment: ~5 hours

Standard ~5 Hours

Senate Leadership

Speaker of the Senate

The Speaker of the Senate is in charge of managing Senate meetings and dealing with Senate’s concerns. As the head of an entire branch of the SA, he or she deals with high level administrators.The following year’s  Speaker is selected by Senators at the end of the Spring semester. The skills include: having strong management, being motivational,  being precisely organized, and being articulate with clear communication.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment: ~25 hours

Standard 25+ Hours

Deputy Speaker of the Senate

The Deputy Speaker of the Senate assists the Speaker of the Senate with managing Senate meetings and dealing with Senate’s concerns. In addition, the Deputy Speaker typically takes the minutes for Senate meetings. The following year’s Deputy Speaker is selected by Senators at the end of the Spring semester. The Deputy Speaker also organizes functions and events within Student Government. Skills include: having strong writing skills, being precisely organized, and being articulate with clear communication.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment: ~15 hours

Standard 15+ Hours

Committee Chair

The Committee Chairs are responsible for overseeing their committees. This means meeting with the appropriate administrators, managing a the Aides and Senators on their committees, and keeping up to date with overarching initiatives. Skills include: having strong management skills, being flexible, being approachable, being highly engaged.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment: ~15 hours

Standard 15+ Hours

All-Campus Judicial Council (ACJC)

ACJC is the judicial branch of Student Government. It is responsible for hearing nonacademic code of conduct violations, representing the student body on the board of  academic honesty, and serving as the  determiners of any SA suit. The selected position on ACJC is the Associate Justice. He or she will make up the ACJC by carefully deliberating the issues brought before it. Associate Justices may also assist Senators with Senate objectives.*

Expected Weekly Time Commitment:

Standard ~5 Hours