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SGA elections

Student Government Association announces spring elections April 16


5:02 p.m., March 7, 2013--Ten Blue Hens, including all members of the University of Delaware Student Government Association’s Executive Cabinet, will be elected during SGA balloting next month.

All full-time undergraduate students will receive a link to the voting polls via email on Tuesday, April 16.

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The SGA includes three branches: executive, legislative and judicial. The executive branch includes SGA’s adviser and chief of staff, as well as the executive cabinet: student body president, executive vice president, vice president of University affairs, vice president of administration and finance, and chief justice. All five positions in the executive cabinet will be elected on April 16.

 The legislative branch is led by the vice presidents of University affairs and administration and finance, and includes senators and committees for: academic affairs, residential affairs, governmental affairs, student affairs, programming, finance, and public relations. Five senators for student affairs will be elected on April 16. The last five elected positions for remaining student affairs senators (three positions are reserved for incoming freshmen) will be elected in the fall.

The judicial branch is led by the chief justice and includes two appointed associate justices. Appointments are made by the executive cabinet for some senator positions in the legislative and judicial branches, chosen from their respective units in the UD community.

All matriculated undergraduate students with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher are invited to run for one of five student affairs senator positions. All matriculated undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who have completed one full term in the SGA are invited to run for positions in the executive cabinet; candidates for student body president must have completed one full term as an officer in the executive cabinet.

Candidate sign-ups will take place March 18-22, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in 218 Trabant University Center. Pamphlets detailing SGA’s structure as well as specific duties for positions and committees will be available in 218 Trabant on Friday, March 8.

All students are invited to participate in election week events. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, March 15: Candidate interest meeting, Trabant Theatre
  • Monday, April 8: Campaigning starts
  • Thursday, April 11: Student Forum, 5:30 p.m., Trabant Lounge
  • Friday, April 12: Tie-dye event, 11 a.m., Trabant Patio
  • Tuesday, April 16: Election Day.

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