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Elected Office

The Elections Commission is excited that you are interested in running for an office. The following list briefly details the roles and responsibilities of the different elected officers within the ASSU. By clicking on the titles, you will be able to download short information guides (pdfs) that give you some information about running for each position.

  • Executive (President & Vice President) — Set high-level direction for the ASSU and represent student interests to University administrators and the community.
  • Undergraduate Class Presidents — Run social events for your class and for the whole school, such as FMOTQ, Mausoleum, and class formals. (~4 per class year, ~5 for the Junior slate) 
  • Undergraduate Senate (Senators) — Fund and oversee student groups and events, address undergraduate concerns, and work to improve student life. Meets most Tuesdays at 7pm in Nitery 209 . (15 undergraduate students)
  • Graduate Student Council (Councillors) — Fund and oversee graduate student groups and events, address graduate student concerns, and work to improve graduate student life. Meets most Wednesdays at 6pm in the Nairobi Room on the second floor of the Graduate Community Center. (15 graduate students/coterms)

Step 1: Attend the Candidate Information Session and read Through the 2021 Candidate Guide 

We will be hosting Candidate information sessions on Feb 24th, March 4th, and March 12th all from 4:00-5:00 PM PT. Please attend one if you intend to run, you can registere HERE

Please read over the 2021 Candidate Guide which is the definitive document to follow as a candidate.

Step 2: Declare Your Candidacy & Prepare for the Primaries

Online declarations of intent will be live from March 10-19 (end of Winter Quarter). You can file here

The Primary elections will be during week 1 of Spring Quarter. More infomration can be found in the 2021 Candidate Guide.

Step 3: Campaign!

Campaign Week will be early in May.  The Elections Commission will inform you of all the events going on during that time to help you reach out to students.

Step 4: Await the Elections Results

The result will be announced shortly after Election Day.