Student Government Election Season is upon us! Click here to access the application for the Executive Round of March 2017 elections.


Elections timeline

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 Nights, which takes place in the Amex on March 21 at 18:30. Online voting will open directly after Speech Night – voting booths will be set up in Combes through out the week of March 21 to 24 . Voting ends at 17:00 on Friday March 24 and results will be announced via email.  

 

Open Positions:

Graduate Student Council (GSC):

  • GSC President
  • GSC Vice President
  • GSC Communications Director
  • GSC Social Director
  • Graduate Senior Speaker

Undergraduate Student Council (USC)

  • USC President
  • USC Vice President
  • USC Communications Director
  • USC Social Director
  • Undergraduate Senior Speaker

Student Government Association (SGA)

  • SGA Treasurer
  • *both Graduate and Undergraduate students may apply for this
 

Election Timeline:

  • Applications open Monday March 6
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday March 8
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday March 15
  • Applications for round II March 2017 Elections closes Sunday March 19 at 17:00
  • Speech Night will be held in C104 (Amex?) on March 21 at 18:30
  • Voting Opens March 21 after Speech Night
  • Voting ends Friday March 24. Results will be announced via email at 17:00 on March 24

Please address all SGA election-related questions to the Election Task Force atsga_judiciary@aup.edu.

 

Election Rules

Online applications open at the dates listed above and must be submitted no later than 5pm on the date that applications close listed above. Campaigning may begin as soon as your application has been submitted online and you've 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 for more information. 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 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 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 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 publically support other candidate, but candidate will remain independent on the ballot. 

For more information or concerns, please feel free to stop by the Student Government Office now 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 Lection 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.