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Running for Student Government

Student Government elections are held in the Spring and Fall of each year. These officers serve on a one-year term or until the full senate election in the spring (whichever comes first). 

To qualify to run in the elections, a student must fill out the application and attend the meetings listed below in Step 3.


If you have any questions, please visit the Student Government Office (located in the Student Center room 115), contact us by email (, contact us by phone (603) 645-9694, or reach out to us on Social Media Twitter (@SNHUstudentgov), Instagram (@snhusga), or Facebook (@snhusga1).


Time Requirements for the Position:

- View a full list of important dates below:

- Be available for Senate Meetings held every other Tuesday at 5:00–7:00PM held in SETA/IDE 124. 

- Be available to serve on Committees, one held on the opposite Tuesday of Senate meetings at 5:00–7:00PM.

- Be available to assist with events and projects on campus during the academic year.

- Be available to attend retreats and events as scheduled (with proper notice).

Current Open Positions: ​

  • Senator (17)


Step 1:
Review the Constitution.

Review the Student Government Constitution to ensure you are eligible to seek election and that you understand the election process and the responsibilities held by each position. This includes GPA requirements (2.5 for Senators, 2.75 for Executive Board Members, and 3.0 for Graduate Students), judicial history, full-time students, and all students who have paid their student activity fee. 



Step 2:
Complete the Written Application.

This application should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please be advised that you will be asked to submit information about your campus involvement and why you are fit to represent the student body. The information entered will be used for official election documents and may be posted both online and around campus.







Step 3:
Mark your calendar.

In addition to the application, we want to ensure that candidates are aware of mandatory meetings/events they will be required to attend as part of the application process and if elected. These are as follows: 

* All Times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

  • Monday 8/28/2023 Applications Open at 12am [Online]

  • Friday 9/8/2023: Applications Due at 11:59pm [Online]

  • Monday 9/11/2023: Candidate Meeting at 5pm-6pm [Student Center Corcoran Conference Room]

  • Wednesday 9/13/2023: Elections Begin at 12am  [SNHU Email]

  • Thursday 9/14/2023: Elections End at 11:59pm [SNHU Email]

  • Friday 9/15/2023: Election Results Released at 12pm (Noon Time) [Online]

  • Monday 9/18/2023: New Member Orientation at 5pm-6pm[Student Center Corcoran Conference Room]

  • Tuesday 9/19/2023: First Senate Meeting/Induction at 5pm [SETA/IDE 124]

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