Get Involved

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 4.


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 Green Center 102A. 

- 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 (16)

  • Vice President of External Affairs (1)

  • Vice President of Marketing & Publicity (1)

  • Vice President of Budget & Finance (1)


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.







Click here to complete the application

Applications open on August 29th, 2022

Step 3:
Complete the signature sheet.

Depending on the position you are seeking, you must complete a specific number of signatures from Southern New Hampshire University students who are declaring that they will support you as a student representative.


The completed signature sheet is due to the Office of Student Involvement (NOT the Student Government Office) by 12:00 pm (Noon) on Monday, September 12th, 2022.

Step 4:
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 8/29/2022: Applications Opens at 12:00 AM

  • Friday 9/9/2022: Applications Due at 12:00AM (Mid-Night)

  • Monday 9/12/2022: Signature Sheets Due to the Office of Student Involvement at 12:00PM (Noon)

  • Monday 9/12/2022: Candidate Meeting at 5:00–6:00PM [SC-Corcoran Conference Room]

  • Tuesday 9/20/2022: Elections Begin at 12:00AM (Midnight) [SNHU Email]

  • Friday 9/23/2022: Elections End at 11:59PM [SNHU Email] ​

  • Monday 9/26/2022: Election Results Released at 12:00PM (Noon) [Online]

  • Monday 9/26/2022: New Member Orientation Meeting at 5:00-6:00PM [SC-Corcoran Conference Room]

  • Tuesday 9/27/2022: First Senate Meeting at 5:00PM [Green Center room 102A]