Update: SGA Senate elections on hold

Moss Brennan, Reporter

Update April 21: The SGA senate elections are on hold after a senator who spearheaded the vote for the elections dates met with advisers. The story was also updated to include information that J.J. Brown has not sent a memo regarding campus wide elections.

“In an April 20 meeting with the SGA advisers, they informed myself and President-elect Michael Davis that Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs J.J Brown has required that all further campus-wide elections, including SGA elections, be postponed in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the spring semester finals.I am putting together a problem-solving group within the Student Government Association in order to navigate these unprecedented times,” the senator, Jay Gibson, said.

Brown said in an email Tuesday that he has not issued a memo or any communication regarding campus election but has expressed support for what SGA decided for this years procedures.

Original story: Students can vote for their grade level, college and other representatives for the Student Government Association Senate from April 23 at 8 a.m. through 8 a.m. on April 27.

Candidates must declare to run for by 11:59 p.m. Sunday. They can declare by filling out this form.

The SGA Senate voted on April 16 to set the dates.

A student is eligible to run for Senate if they have a GPA of 2.25 or higher and have at least 12 hours of academic credit, according to the SGA constitution. A candidate must also receive a minimum of 25 votes before they are declared an elected senator.

The following is a list of what students can declare to run for:
  • General senator
  • Freshman class
  • Sophomore class
  • Junior class
  • Senior class
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Hayes School of Music
  • University College
  • Reich College of Education
  • Walker College of Business
  • Honors and Academics
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Special Interest
  • Sports
  • Transfer
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council

If a candidate declared in person at the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership between March 4-6 and received confirmation of their declaration, they do not have to redeclare.

This article was updated to reflect when the Senate voted to set the dates.