Student Government Election Season is upon us! Click here to access the application for Senate Round SGA 2017 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 Nights, which takes place in C104 on April 18 at 18:30. Online voting will open directly after Speech Night – voting booths will be set up in Combes through out the week of April 18 to 21 . Voting ends at 17:00 on Friday April 21 and results will be announced via email.  


Open Positions:

Undergraduate Student Council (USC):

  • Art History/ Fine Arts Representative
  • Comparative Literature Representative
  • Computer Science Representative
  • Economics Representative
  • Film Studies Representative
  • French Representative
  • Gender, Sexuality, Society Representative
  • Global Communications Representative
  • History Representative
  • International Business Administration (IBA) Representative
  • International Comparative Politics (ICP) Representative
  • Philosophy Representative
  • Psychology Representative


Graduate Student Council (GSC):

  • MA International Management (MAIM) Representative
  • MA International Affairs (MAIA) Representative
  • MA Global Communications (MAGC) Representative
  • MA Diplomacy and International Law (MADIL) Representative


Election Timeline:

  • Applications open Monday March  27
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday April 12
  • Applications for Senate Round SGA closes Sunday April 16 at 17:00
  • Speech Night will be held in C104 on April 18 at 18:30
  • Voting Opens April 18 after Speech Night
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday April 19
  • Voting ends Friday April 21 Results will be announced via email at 17:00 on April 21

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


Election Rules

Online applications open at the dates listed above and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. 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 (12h10 – 13h30) 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


A Word About Online Voting

All voting is supervised by the SGA Eection 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