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Join Student Government!

Thank you for your interest in wanting to join Student Government and become a Student Senator. Working with the campus community and improving your university can be a very rewarding experience. Part of being a Student Senator involves being a constant representative of Student Government. Your actions on campus, as well as online reflect back on you as a Senator and in turn, on Student Government itself. In order to make sure you are fulfilling your role as a Student Government Senator, there are a few things that are required of you.

 

There are many ways of getting involved with Student Government. You can join a                         or become a Student Body Senator and join our Senate. You can also join us at any of our events, follow our social media accounts for more details. 

Senator Requirements:

 

Attend Regular Meetings:

           o Committee meetings

           o Senate Meetings (Senate and committee meetings are on alternating Tuesday Evenings)

           o Can have NO more than 2 cumulative absences (including tardiness, leaving early, and not wearing proper attire)

 

Sit On One Committee:

          o Political Action

          o Student Services

          o Business and Finance

          o Internal Affairs

 

Campus Engagement

         o Meet with Student Organizations

         o Attend Advisory Boards, Assist with Student Government Events, Attend the meetings of the Board of Regents

 

Represent the Student Body

 

 

Prospective Senator Resources

Please note: Signature sheets are not required while The University is online due to Covid-19. Please reach out to The Vice President if you are unsure about the signature sheet.

Elections for the 2023-2024 School Year

Election Timeline:

        

Monday, March 7: Email from University Communications to all students announcing that they can run for senate or for president/ vice president.

 

Tuesday, March 8 (8 p.m.): Optional candidate meeting for all candidates considering seeking office. This includes candidates for the President/Vice President and Senate. The meeting will occur in room 342 in the Student Center. If anyone is unable to attend, the Election Commissioner will be available Monday, March 14 (2 p.m.) on Zoom. Attached is the zoom link for the March 14th meeting:  https://emich.zoom.us/j/87299687710

 

Friday, March 18 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for candidates to submit applications and petition signatures to appear on the ballot to run for office.  President/Vice President tickets and Senate candidates must submit the form with the required signatures by this deadline. Students may obtain an application at the Student Government website. Referendum proposals will also be due.

 

Tuesday, March 22 (6:00 p.m.) Any proposed referendum has to be voted during the senate meeting. If no referendum is passed there will be no referendum. If one is passed, it will appear on the election ballot. 

 

Thursday, March 24: Email from University Communications to all students announcing the election & candidates (including website of candidates if time permits to develop a website).

 

Sunday, March 27 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for candidates to submit applications to run as a write-in candidate (the names of write-in candidates will not appear on the ballot). Signatures are still required for write-in candidates.

 

Tuesday, March 29 (5 p.m.):  Deadline for submitting campaign finance receipts to the Election Commissioner.

 

Wednesday, March 30 (8 a.m.): Online voting begins (students will receive information via email about how to vote online). All registered students may vote.

 

9:00 a.m.: Email from University Communications to all students announcing the election is open (including website of candidates if time permits to develop a website).

 

Thursday, March 31 (8 p.m.): Online voting ends. Results will be sent out once the votes have been counted.

 

Saturday, April 2 (8p.m.):  Deadline for filing grievances against a candidate. 

Applications:

        

Delegates

In addition to the Senators, there are up to five (5) delegates on the Senate.

 

Each delegate shall represent a different constituency on campus. Delegates’ constituencies shall possess a seat until the conclusion of the Winter Semester.

 

The Internal Affairs Committee shall administer the process for soliciting and reviewing applications from constituencies, and recommending constituencies to the Senate.

 

In reviewing applications the Committee shall consider criteria that include, but is not limited to:

     a) Breath and degree of the constituency representation of the student body;

     b) Need for representation in Student Government

     c) The constituencies history of providing quality delegates; and

     d) The organization has been in good standing as defined by the University for at least

     two (2) academic years.

 

Delegate seats are awarded on a first-come first serve basis.

 

If your constituency would like to apply for a delegate seat, contact lromero8@emich.edu 

Fill out the following Form and include it in the email.