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1. Packet & Petition

Print or pick-up a copy the Elections Packet for all of the information you need to know about running for Student Senate. The last five pages of the packet is your petition. You must obtain 2 faculty endorsements and 75 student signatures.

2. Candidate Bio.

Submit the Candidate Bio. Form on OrgSync. This form will close at 6:00PM on Monday, March 16th.

3. Picture

Visit the Senate Office (0040 Kirkhof Center) at one of the following times to have your picture taken.

  • March 9th 10-2PM
  • March 10th  10-1PM
  • March 11th 10-3PM
  • March 12th  2-4PM

Election Timeline

  • Monday, March 16th: All completed election packets MUST be returned by 5:00 p.m. to the Student Senate Office.
  • Monday, March 16th: "Meet the Candidates" 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Multipurpose Room in Mary Idema Pew Library 
    • This is a kick-off event for campaigning. Meet the Candidates is a new event for candidates to meet each other, meet with students they want to represent, and learn more about Student Senate. All students and faculty are welcome, but candidates are strongly recommended to attend and invite as many people as possible. Note: Flyers and other materials for individual campaigning will not be allowed; a sheet with candidate's names and bios will be available.
  • Sunday, March 22nd: Online Voting Begins at 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 28th: Voting closes at 11:59 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30th: Election results announced


Post-Election Timeline

The following meetings will take place in the Pere Marquette Room (2204) of the Kirkhof Center. Business casual attire is strongly encouraged. You will be expected to attend all of the following meetings if elected. However, if you are unable to attend, please contact Emma Moulton at senates@gvsu.edu ASAP. 

  • Thursday, April 2nd - Meeting of the Senate-elect – 6:00PM - Nominations for 2015-2016 Cabinet positions solicited.
  • Thursday, April 9th - Meeting of the Senate-elect – 4:30PM - 2015-2016 Cabinet Elections take place.
  • Thursday, April 16th - First official meeting of 2015-2016 Student Senate – 4:30PM - Chaired by the President-elect. Standard agenda followed.