January 23, 2014
Dear Prospective Candidate,
Thank you for your interest in becoming a candidate for the Student Senate Cabinet. In this candidate packet you will find basic information about the Student Senate and the election process. There are nineteen paid positions available through election. Four positions will be required to post ten office hours per week and will be paid $3000 per semester. These positions are:
- The Student Body President
- The Student Trustee
- The Director of Student Affairs
- The Director of Finance
Additionally there are fifteen councilor positions (CSC) available with three representatives from each college. They will be required to post four office hours per week and will be paid $1000 each semester. These positions are:
- Three Councilors from the College of Natural and Health Sciences
- Three Councilors from the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
- Three Councilors from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Three Councilors from the Monfort College of Business
- Three Councilors from the College of Performing and Visual Arts
It is imperative that you review all information and complete all necessary paperwork. The following three listed requirements must be completed to be eligible for a Student Senate position. Additionally, letters of recommendation are highly encouraged.
- Letter of Intent Form: If you decide to seek a Student Senate position after reviewing this packet and attending an informational meeting, you must turn in this form to Student Activities to verify your intent and declare the specific position you desire.
- Application for Candidacy and Waiver of Privacy(same form): Due Friday, February 28th at 4:00 p.m. The top section of this document must be completed. Your response to the optional questions may be released for publication. All positions require you to have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher.
- Petition for Candidacy: Due Friday, February 28th at 4:00 p.m. You will need to attain two UNC faculty signatures and 50 valid student signatures (undergraduate or graduate current UNC students) to be eligible to run for office. All signatures on the petition are subject to verification. If signatures are found to be non-valid they will be discarded, resulting in less than the total amount needed, whereby your name will not be placed on the ballot. Therefore, it is highly advised that you get more than 50 signatures to avoid this unfortunate circumstance. Please download this document and print it to start gathering signatures or contact the Election Commissioner at Garrett.Royer@unco.edu to obtain a packet.
In addition to completing these brief forms, you must attend one of the following meetings in order to receive required information about the election process and appropriate campaigning practices:
- Tuesday, February 4th in the UC – Aspen C at 4:00 PM
- Wednesday, February 12th in the UC – Aspen C at 4:00 PM
- Tuesday, February 18th in the UC – Aspen C at 4:00 PM
- Monday, February 24th in the UC – Council Room at 4:00 PM
Please contact the Election Commissioner if unable to attend one of these meetings.
I encourage you to ask a current member of Student Senate or the Election Commissioner if you have any questions about a position you are considering running for. Take note of important qualifications that are highlighted in the 2014 – 2015 Constitution, and pay specific attention to Chapters 1 and 3 of the bylaws, as they pertain to job duties of each office and election information. All candidates must adhere to rules in the Election Code. Failure to do so could result in severe consequences.
The Commissioner expects you to hold yourself to high standards and be respectful of your opponents. Campaigning will not be allowed until after a prospective candidate has attended one of the candidacy information meetings as they include necessary election information. Please be aware of the attached election timeline and requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the Election Commissioner.
Student Activities Office, Room 211