The Student Government Association (SGA) Constitution sets forth specific election procedures and guidelines that determine how the election process runs. Article VI., Section 1 of the Constitution describes the candidate qualifications.
Election Commission Applications
The Election Commission exists to supervise and regulate the SGA elections in accordance with the SGA Constitution. Commissioners receive a monthly stipend for their work to promote and supervise SGA elections. Apply online to be considered for a position. Applications are due by October 17, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
Student Government Association Candidate Applications
The SGA of Georgia State University convenes an election every year to determine a new SGA body that will serve the students of Georgia State University.
Candidates must meet Student Leader Requirements as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and follow the Campaign Guidelines. Applications for all positions may be found in the Student Government Elections portal of OrgSync. Applications are due by February 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
|Tentative 2015 Election Events|
|Thursday, January 15||SGA Senate Confirms Election Commission||UC 480/485|
|Monday, February 2||Candidate Applications &
Campaign Guidelines Available
|Thursday, February 5||Information Session on Running for Election
|Wednesday, February 18||Information Session on Running for Election
|Monday, February 23||SGA Candidate Applications Due||In OrgSync|
|Candidates must attend one of the following sessions.|
|Wednesday, March 11||Orientation Session at 7 p.m.||UC 485|
|Thursday, March 12||Orientation Session at 12 p.m.||Speaker’s Auditorium|
|Thursday, March 12||Public Speaking Workshop for Candidates 1:30 pm||Speaker’s Auditorium|
|March 23–April 12||Campaigning Dates|
|Thursday, March 26||Meet the Candidates Debate I at 7:15 p.m.||Speaker’s Auditorium|
|Thursday, April 2||Meet the Candidates Debate II at 7:15 p.m. with Residence Hall Association (RHA)||Commons Meeting Room|
|Monday, April 6||Online Voting (via OrgSync)
Begins at 12:01 a.m.!
|April 6 – 10||Election Commission Polling Stations||TBA|
|Tuesday, April 7||Campaign Rally
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
|Sunday, April 12||Online Voting (via OrgSync)
Ends at 11:59 p.m.
|Monday, April 13||SGA Election Results
Announced at 12:30 p.m.
|President||Serves as the official representative of the student body in university matters|
|Executive Vice President||Serves as the President of the Senate, votes in cases of a tie in the senate, and serves as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|*Please note that the President and Executive Vice President applications are the same, as the SGA President and Executive Vice President must run as a pair in the elections and fill out one application together.|
|Vice President for Academic Affairs||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Academic Affairs Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Budget and Finance||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Budget and Finance Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Public Relations||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Public Relations Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Student Life||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Student Life Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
|Vice President for Student Services||Serves as the chair of Student Government Association’s Student Services Committee and as a voting member of the Executive Committee|
- College of Arts and Sciences (14)
- Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (2)
- College of Education (4)
- School of Public Health (2)
- School of Nursing and Health Professions (2)
- J. Mack Robinson College of Business (8)
- College of Law (2)
For elections information, issues, or concerns, please contact the Student Government Office at 404-413-1600.
There are four Election Commission Seats and one Election Commission Chair.