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

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 C102 on January 23 at 18:30. Online voting will open directly after Speech Night. Voting ends at 17:00 on Friday, January 26, and results will be announced via email.  


Open Positions:

Undergraduate Student Council (USC):

  • Freshman Representative
  • Junior Representative
  • Global Communications Representative

Graduate Student Council (GSC):

  • GSC President
  • GSC Vice President
  • MS International Management (MSIM) Representative
  • MA International Affairs (MAIA) Representative
  • MA Global Communications (MAGC) Representative
  • MA in Diplomacy and International Law (MADIL) Representative
  • MA in International Affairs (MAIA) Representative

Also open: non-elected positions in the GSC- one representative per cohort entry (e.g. Spring 2018). Contact for more information.

Election Timeline:

  • Applications open Friday, Jan. 12
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday, Jan. 17
  • Applications for Spring elections close Sunday, Jan. 21 at 17:00
  • Speech Night will be held in C102 on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 18:30
  • Voting Opens after Speech Night on Tuesday, Jan. 23
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday, Jan. 24
  • Voting ends Friday, Jan. 26. Results will be announced via email at 17:00.

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 attendance at Student Senate on Wednesdays Period 3 (12:10 – 13:30) is mandatory for all senators as well as the USC/GSC Vice Presidents and the USC/GSC Communications Directors. 

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