Campaign Rules

  • In addition to having a complete application, including an electronic photo, all candidates must be confirmed to have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the University (per the SGA Constitution).
  • Once a candidate receives confirmation from the Elections Commissioner, campaigning may begin.
  • All campaign efforts must be in accordance with the university policy on Posting Notices and Solicitation, found in the Student Handbook.
  • During the elections (12:01 am Monday through 11:59 pm Thursday), personal campaigning is NOT ALLOWED within 10 feet of any public campus computer (since the elections are on-line, all computers are considered polling stations). Having a Facebook page or other online form of advertising is allowed. The spirit of this regulation is to prevent those who are using a public computer from being pressured to vote by a candidate.
  • No overly-aggressive campaigning will be tolerated.  Passive advertising is allowed, such as signs, flyers, etc. Passing out flyers to those who walk by is allowed – the key is that people are allowed to approach candidates, but candidates should not be disruptive of private events, such as study groups or meetings (dining areas are allowed, as they often are places of information exchange).
  • Campaigning and Election events are allowed on campus, but are required to follow campus event reservation guidelines.  Voting at these events is permissible provided that it is not required for attendance and the voting station is in a separate, private area at least 10 feet away from the primary event activity
  • Campaign violations will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Elections Commissioner and the Director of Student Engagement. If considered serious enough, violations could be referred judicially through the Dean of Students office.

SGA Elections Commissioner

Jennifer Stewart, Director
Office of Student Engagement

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