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 come to the following meetings listed below in Step 4.
Come visit the Student Government Office in the Student Center, contact us by email, contact us by phone 603-645-9694, Twitter or Facebook.
Time Requirements for the Position:
- View a full list of important dates below:
- Being available for Senate Meetings held every other Tuesday at 5pm-7pm in the Penmen Room.
- Being available to serve on committees, one held on the opposite Tuesday of Senate meetings at 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m, and one that meets depending on availability.
- Being available to assist with events and projects on campus during the academic year.
- Being available to attend retreats and events as scheduled (with proper notice).
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, 3.0 for Executive Board Members/graduate students), judicial history, full-time students, and all students who have paid their student activity fee.
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.
Applications are due 3/06/2020 by 12pm (Noon)
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 on Friday, March 6th, 2020.
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:
Monday 2/10/2020: Applications Open
Friday 2/28/2020: Applications are due online by 12 Noon
Friday 2/28/2020: Signature Sheets due to The Office of Student Involvement (Student Center Room 107) by 12 Noon
Monday 3/2/2020: Candidate Meeting in Student Center room 107B @ 5pm
Wednesday, March 18th @ 12:00 AM (Midnight) - Elections Ballots Open
Thursday, March 19th @ 6:00PM - Casino Night in The Last Chapter Pub
Friday, March 20th @ 12:00 AM (Midnight) - Election Ballots Close
Friday, March 20th @ 12:00 PM (Noon) - Election Results are posted to the Student Government Office Door. Welcome New Members
Monday, March 23rd @ 5pm - New Member Orientation
Tuesday April 14th @ 6pm - Student Government 2020-2021 Inductions in The Penmen Room (Athletic Complex); Public Welcome to Attend.