Student Government

The Student Government Association is made up of the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Councils, Student Senate, and various committees. Together, they represent the student body, plan events for students, allocate funds to support student activities, and more.

Governing Bodies

SGA Executive Team

Together, the Undergraduate Student Council (USC) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC) form the SGA Executive Team. Four students serve on the USC and four on the GSC. Each council includes a president, vice president, communications director, and social director. The treasurer position serves the entire Student Government Association, is independent of each council, and is open to a graduate or undergraduate student.

Student Senate

The senate is comprised of a representative from each undergraduate department, each undergraduate year, and graduate programs. Senators are elected by the student body. They represent their constituents in senate meetings and to faculty and the administration. Senators vote on important university-wide issues, including the allocation of the general student activities budget of approximately €100,000 per year. The Student Senate organization on AUP Engage contains a complete list of senate seats, including a regularly updated list of current senators and open seats. It also includes detailed minutes from Senate Meetings.

Committees

SGA-mandated committees inform and mobilize students on campus to make a difference at AUP. Current committees include:

  • Activities & Clubs Committee
  • Careers Committee
  • Environmental & Community Service Committee
  • Events Committee
  • Judiciary Committee

Committee members are appointed by members of SGA. If you’re interested in joining a committee, get in touch through AUP Engage and/or attend an open meeting.

Elections

Student Government holds elections three times a year. Applications for executive positions open in March, and applications for senator positions open at the start of each semester. 

At the beginning of each election cycle, students interested in becoming candidates must first submit an online application. Applications are available in the forms section on AUP Engage during election season. SGA communicates information about running for positions and voting via email and AUP Engage. Once the SGA Election Taskforce has approved the application, candidates may begin campaigning. The approval of the application will come in the form of an email 24–48 hours after the submission of the application.

ELECTION TIMELINE: 

  • Applications open the first week of class for senators and in March for executives. 
  • Applications close the Monday of the second week of class. 
  • Speech Night is held the following Tuesday at 18:30.
  • Voting* opens two days after speech night. 
  • Voting ends the following Monday at 17:00.
  • Results are announced via email within 24 hours.

*All voting is supervised by the SGA Election Taskforce comprised of AUP students and staff. A system of checks and balances is in place to ensure fair and transparent elections. Links to online ballots will be emailed to all students and listed on AUP Engage when available. 

For more information on the Student Government, its positions and election rules, please refer to the AUP Student Government Constitution. For more information or concerns, please feel free to stop by the Student Government Office located in Combes (C304) or contact the Election Task Force at sga_judiciary@aup.edu

Contact Your SGA

Undergraduate Student Council

USC President
Alfio Lococo
usc_president@aup.edu

USC Vice President
Margarita Valldejuly
​​usc_vp@aup.edu

USC Communications Director
Alexandra Lane
usc_communications@aup.edu

USC Social Director
Olivia Jenkins
​​​usc_social@aup.edu

Graduate Student Council

GSC President
Seve Loudon
gsc_president@aup.edu

GSC Vice President
Renee Walton
gsc_vp@aup.edu

GSC Communications Director
Lauren McDonald
gsc_communications@aup.edu

GSC Social Director
Sarah Moussi
gsc_social@aup.edu

SGA Treasurer
Nike Hartmann
sga_treasurer@aup.edu

Judiciary Chair
Electra Reihel
sga_judiciary@aup.edu

Contact Your Senator

Art History/Fine Arts sga_arthistory@aup.edu

Comparative Literature ​sga_complit@aup.edu

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Science sga_compsci@aup.edu

Economics sga_econ@aup.edu

Film Studies sga_film@aup.edu

French and Modern Languages sga_french@aup.edu

Gender, Sexuality and Society sga_gss@aup.edu

Global Communications sga_comm@aup.edu

History sga_history@aup.edu

International Business Administration sga_iba@aup.edu

International and Comparative Politics sga_icp@aup.edu

Philosophy sga_philosophy@aup.edu

Psychology sga_psych@aup.edu