Student Government Election Season is upon us! Click here to access the application for the second Round SGA 2018 elections for Senator positions.

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 17 at 18:30. Online voting will open directly after Speech Night. Voting ends at 17:00 on Friday, April 20, and results will be announced via email.  


Open Positions:

Undergraduate Student Council (USC):

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

Graduate Student Council (GSC):

  • Masters in International Affairs (MAIA)
  • Masters in Global Communication (MAGC)
  • Masters in Diplomacy and International Law (MADIL)
  • Masters in International Business Management

Election Timeline:

  • Applications open Monday, April 2
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday, April 4 in C-104 at 12:10
  • Applications close Sunday, April 15 at 17:00
  • Speech Night will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 18:30
  • Voting Opens after Speech Night on Tuesday, April 17
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday, April 18 at 12:10 in C-104
  • Voting ends Friday, April 20 at 17:00. Results will be announced via email.

Please address all SGA election-related questions to the Election Task Force at


Election Rules

Online applications open at the dates listed above and must be submitted no later than 17:00 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.  For more information please see the SGA constitution. Please note that all applicants must be available for Student Senate on Wednesdays Period 3 (12:10 - 13:30). Attendance is mandatory for all Senators.

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.
  • 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


A Word About Online Voting

All voting is supervised by the SGA Election Taskforce and managed by the AUP’s ITS Department. 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