Student Government Election Season is upon us! Click here to access the application for the Fall 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 on Tuesday, September 18 at 18:30. Online voting will open two days after Speech Night, (Thursday, September 20), after the Judiciary Committee approves all candidates. Voting ends at 17:00 on Monday, September 24, and results will be announced via email.  


Open Positions:

Undergraduate Student Council (USC):

  • Comparative Literature 
  • Film Studies
  • French and Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Visiting

Graduate Student Council (GSC):

  • Graduate Representative
  • GSC Vice President
  • GSC Communications Director
  • GSC Social Director

Election Timeline:

  • Applications open Friday, September 7
  • SGA Senate - Open Session to Applicants Wednesday, September 12 in C-104 at 12:10
  • Applications close Monday, September 17 at 17:00
  • Speech Night will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at 18:30
  • Voting Opens two days after Speech Night on Thursday, September 20
  • Voting ends Monday, September 24 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 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


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