Nathan Howard ’25
On March 28, 2022, voting will begin for the Student Government Association’s (SGA) 2022-2023 election cycle. Chair of the SGA Judicial Council, Matthew Sexton ‘22, as well as SGA Co-Presidents, Maggie Ober ‘22 and Connor McNerney ‘22, explained, “These elections are a chance for you to serve the campus community and help implement positive changes. Additionally, they provide you with an opportunity to not only strengthen your leadership skills but also connect with students from a variety of different class years and backgrounds.”
For the 2022-2023 election cycle, the SGA Co-President positions are available. Candidates for the Co-President positions must run together as a pair and two years of combined SGA experience between the pair of candidates is required. Members of the 2023, 2024, and 2025 class years are eligible to run. While members of the class of 2022 cannot run, they may vote in the 2022-2023 election cycle to select the two Co-Presidents. For the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025, class officer positions are also available. This includes the Class President position, the Class Vice President position, the Class Secretary Position, and the Class Treasurer position. Alongside these positions, the class of 2023 will also select a Commencement Chair, who will be responsible for the planning and oversight of activities and ceremonies that occur alongside Commencement. As a reminder, an individual may not run for more than one elected position at a time.
All required paperwork is due by Friday, March 4, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Candidates will be required to submit a letter of intent, which should consist of no less than 100 words describing the reasons as to why they are running for their specific position. A pair of Co-President candidates must submit a letter of intent of no less than 500 words. The pair of candidates must also sign this letter of intent. Along with this letter, a headshot and a Code of Conduct agreement must also be submitted.
There are also a number of events in which candidates are required to participate. On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., the SGA will hold an event where students will be able to meet the candidates running for class positions. This event is currently scheduled to take place over Zoom, however, this may change in accordance with the College’s COVID policy. Each candidate will have two minutes to speak about the intentions of their candidacy. Candidates running for the Co-President positions will have three minutes to speak.
Co-President candidates will also be required to participate in the Co-President debate, which will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. This event is also currently scheduled to take place over Zoom, but this may be subject to change in the near future. In this debate, the pairs of Co-President candidates will share remarks concerning the intent of their candidacies as well as answer any questions their fellow students may have. If there are more than two pairs of Co-President candidates, a primary election will be held from Thursday, March 24, 2022 to Friday March 25, 2022.
Campaigning for the 2022-2023 election cycle will begin on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 12 a.m. All forms of campaigning before this date and time are prohibited. The general election will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 12 p.m. until Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 12 p.m.