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Student Government Election Filing Form

The filing deadline is Jan. 30 at 5:00 PM

Student Body President:

Student Government Election Filing Form

Student Body President:

To be a successful Student Body President, a student must be able to exemplify the Student Government core values of Advocacy, Service, Democracy, Leadership and Integrity.

Being the President requires a time commitment which includes attending required meetings, events, and organization service hours.  Some, but not all of these service hours are compensated.

The President's term of office is one year.

A candidate for President must understand that by being elected they may become ineligible to serve as members or officers in other organizations including:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Cat Camp
  • Paws Preview
  • Student Organizations Council

The Student Body President can expect to:

  1. Attend Senate meetings every Monday in the Fall and Spring starting at 7:00 PM.
  2. Serve on at least three (3) university committee.
  3. Chair at least one (1) cabinet meet a week.
  4. Oversee the operations of all six (6) commissions.
  5. Manage all six (6) directors and the chief of staff.
  6. Appoint 70 students to university committees.
  7. Attend all Student Government events.
  8. Spend 25 hours every week working on Student Government business.
  9. Daily meetings with university administration, students, faculty and staff.

Below is the 2014-2015 event timeline for Student Government, this will help give you an idea of the work load being a President includes.

2014-2015 Event Timeline

Student Body Vice President

To be a successful Student Body Vice President a student must be able to exemplify the Student Government core values of Advocacy, Service, Democracy, Leadership and Integrity.

Being the Student Body Vice President requires a time commitment include required meetings, events, and organization service hours. Some but all of these services hours are compensated.

The Vice President's term of office is for one year.

The Student Body Vice President can expect to:

  1. Chair and attend all Senate meetings every Monday in the Fall and Spring starting at 7:00 PM.
  2. Coordinate committee meetings every monday at 6:00 PM
  3. Chair any pre-senate meetings at 5:00 PM every Monday.
  4. Oversee all Senate Committees.
  5. Oversee and attend all Graduate House meetings everyother Friday.
  6. Serve on at least at least three (3) university committees.
  7. Oversee all Senate and House Committee Chairs.
  8. Manage the Senate and House legislative agenda.
  9. Appoint members to Senate Committees.
  10. Attend all Student Government events.
  11. Spend at minimum 20 hours every week working on Student Government business.
  12. Daily meetings with university administration, students, faculty and staff.

Below is the 2014-2015 event timeline for Student Government, this will help give you an idea of the work load being Vice President includes.

2014-2015 Event Timeline

Student Senator:

To be a successful Senator a student must be able to exemplify the Student Government core values of Advocacy, Service, Democracy, Leadership and Integrity.

Being a Senator requires a time commitment which includes attending required meetings, events, and organization service hours.

A Senator's term of office is 2 years. Some seats are open for one year terms below.

Senators can expect to:

  1. Attend Senate meetings every Monday in the Fall and Spring starting at 6:00 PM.
  2. Serve on at least at least one (1) university committee.
  3. Be an active participant on one (1) Senate committee.
  4. Be an active participant of one (1) programing Commission.
  5. Log twenty (20) hours in service to Student Government, not including required Senate, Committee and Commission meetings.
  6. Attend four (4) required events per year.
  7. Spend 5-8 hours every week working on Student Government business.

Below is the 2014-2015 event timeline for Student Government, this will help give you an idea of the work load being a Senator includes.

2014-2015 Event Timeline

Qualifications for office:
President
1.     completed at least two long semesters as a full-time student at Texas State
2.     attained at least a 2.75 Texas State GPA or 3.0 Texas State GPA as a graduate student
3.     not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation or suspension
 
Vice President
1.     completed at least two long semesters as a full time student at Texas State
2.     attained at least a 2.75 Texas State GPA or 3.0 Texas State GPA as a graduate student
3.     not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation or suspension
4.     served as an Representative or Senator at least two complete semesters or in second semester
 
Senator
1.     be a student
2.     be a full-time Texas State student, as defined by the university
3.     attained at least a 2.50 Texas State GPA as an undergraduate or 3.0 Texas State GPA as a graduate student
4.     not be under disciplinary or scholastic probation or suspension
 
 
Requirements to run for office:
All candidates MUST:
1. Attend one Rules Readings seminar
2. Sign a memorandum of understanding about election rules (form only provided at Rules Reading Meetings)
3. Comply with the Election Code
4. Comply with all other election-related policy and procedures (provided at Rules Reading Meetings)
 
Disqualification from running for office:
Any unmet qualifications for office and any violation of rules, regulations, policy and procedure can result in disqualification from running for office.

 
 
 
 
 

Select an Office

Please select one position to run for from the following options. If you select more than one your submission will not be accepted.


Creation of an Executive Alliance

This section is required only for those seeking the office of Presiden or Vice President:

One student seeking the Office of President and one student seeking the Office of Vice President may form an executive alliance, pooling resources and helping each other during the campaign period.

All other forms of association between those outside of an Executive Alliance candidates are strictly prohibited.

If you are running for either President or Vice President and wish to create an Executive Alliance you must declare so below:

 

Register Agents and Workers

Per the Student Government Election Code all candidates must file the names of their agents and workers.

Agents is defined as any candidate-appointed worker who is authorized to speak and act on behalf of the candidate. (Ex: Campaign Manager, Director of Marketing, etc.)

Worker is defined as any person that contributes time, effort, or services for the purpose of supporting or furthering a candidacy.

NOTE: If  after this point you add any other agents or workers you are required by the Election Board to submit their names for the records. Please do so by emialing the Election Board Chair at vbs1@txstate.edu.


ATTENTION:

In order to complete your filing process you must attend one of the mandatory Rules Reading Seminars, the two options are:

Rules Reading Seminar 1: Jan. 30 at 6:00 PM in LBJ 3-14.1.

Rules Reading Seminar 2: Feb. 2 at 6:00 PM in the LBJ Teaching Theater room 4-16.1

If you cannot attend this rules reading contact Election Board Chair, Vivianna Szakacsy, at vbs1@txstate.edu to set up a one on one immediately.