Student Government Election Season is upon us!  Please click here to apply for a departmental senator position for the 2019-2020 academic year. Class representative elections will take place in early Fall 2019.

At the beginning of each election cycle, students interested in becoming candidates must first submit their online application to run. Once the SGA Election Taskforce has approved this application, candidates may begin campaigning. The approval of application will come in form of email 24 - 48 hours after the submission of the application.

The height of the campaign is Speech Night, which takes place in on Tuesday, April 23 at 18h30. Online voting will open two days after Speech Night, (Thursday, April 25 2019), after the Judiciary Committee approves all candidates. Voting ends at 17h00 on Monday, April 29, and results will be announced via email.  

 

OPEN POSITIONS:

  • Art History & Fine Arts
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • French & Modern Languages
  • Global Communications
  • Gender, Sexuality and Society
  • History
  • International Business Administration
  • International Comparative Politics
  • Philosophy 
  • Psychology

 

ELECTION TIMELINE:

  • Applications open Friday, April 12 at 12:00

  • Applications close Monday, April 22 at 17:00

  • Speech Night will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 18:30

  • Voting Opens two days after Speech Night on Thursday, April 25

  • Voting ends Monday, April 29 at 17:00. Results will be announced via email.

 

Please address all SGA election-related questions to the Election Task Force/ Vice President at sga_judiciary@aup.edu OR usc_vp@aup.edu

 

 

Election Rules

Online applications open at the dates listed above and must be submitted no later than 17h00 on the date that applications close listed above. Campaigning may only begin AFTER you received an e-mail confirming your eligibility from the SGA Election Task Force. All eligible candidates are encouraged to deliver a speech at Speech Night.

Students running for any position must have and maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average. Please review the pertinent SGA executive job descriptions before applying on the AUP SGA Constitution.

For more information please see the SGA constitution. Please note that all Senators must be available for Student Senate on Wednesdays Period 3 (12:10 - 13:30). Attendance at Senate is mandatory.

Other election rules to note:

  • Posters are allowed in all campus buildings.
  • A MAXIMUM allowance of ten posters per building size A3 maximum is enforced so as not to infringe on fellow campaigns and event posters.
  • Campaigning is permissible on campus, in public and online (social media) ONLY AFTER application has been approved.
  • Posters/ Campaigning will not be allowed within 4.5m/15 feet of a voting booth during voting hours.
  • To ensure fairness and the democratic integrity of elections, no campaign shall include any form of slander, bribery, or inappropriate language or content as determined by the election taskforce.
  • Candidate may publicly support other candidates, but candidate will remain independent on the ballot.

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.

 

A Word About Online Voting

All voting is supervised by the SGA Election Taskforce and managed by the Student Leadership Office. A system of checks and balances is in place to ensure fair and transparent elections. Links to online ballots will be listed here when available. Please contact the Election Taskforce with any questions or concern at sga_judicairy@aup.edu.