Posted by Julia Leef
The first round of the Student Government Association spring elections will take place on Monday, March 20 for open positions in the Executive Committee and Inter-Class Council to be filled for the fall semester. Students interested in running or who would like to self-nominate should attend the information session on Monday, March 3. The self-nominations will be due at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 and there will be a mandatory meeting for self-nominated candidates at 5 p.m.
Following the meeting, candidates will have the opportunity to campaign and collect signatures until Tuesday, March 18. Speech Night, which will give the candidates an opportunity to speak about their platforms, will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, the night before the elections begin. Although previously non-candidates were not permitted to voice support for a particular candidate, a new rule will allow non-candidates to share original content made by the candidate in support of their campaign, according to Vice President of Communications & Outreach, Madeleine Kanazawa '15
The SGA Executive Committee includes the SGA President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Budget & Finance, Vice President for Student Life, Vice President for Club Affairs, Vice President for Communications & Outreach, Vice President for Diversity Affairs and the Senior Class President.
The members of the Inter-Class Council consist of all the presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers and social chairs for each class year, with the exception of the incoming first-year class, whose elections will take place during the fall semester.
The second round of spring elections will begin two weeks after the first round concludes and will be for the positions of Senator-at-Large, the Speakers Bureau Chair, the Traditions Committee Chair, the Student Entertainment Committee Chair, Student Life delegates and any remaining open positions from the Spring Round I elections. Students seeking more information are encouraged to speak with Miles Calzini '16 and Elizabeth Reisen '16, who are the election coordinators for this election.