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Election Process

For students expected to be sophomores, juniors, or seniors, your elections take place during the later half of the spring semesters. Each year, you will be expected to attend an informational meeting that will detail the duties of different Student Senate positions. All positions will be required to gather signatures and campaign for their position. Gathering signatures will take place during one full week, then following that week will be an Election Day. Campaigns should focus on current issues facing the university, as well as trying to get students to vote. Voting is done through online ballots sent out via email to every student. Each year the timeline changes, so please check back for up to date information.

For incoming First-Year students, your elections take place during the first few weeks of your first fall semester. Only first-year students are eligible to vote, and the voting will be done through a Google Form emailed out to all students with freshman status. To file for election, first-year students should print and complete an Election Petition that will be released every year at the beginning of each academic year. 30 signatures from first-year students are required, as well as a signature from a current Student Senator and a current Faculty Senator. Each year the timeline changes, so please check back for up to date information.


Elections For The 2020-2021 Academic Year

Student Senators

Due to the cancelation of in-person classes for the Spring 2020 semester, the Student Senate’s Elections Committee has decided to postpone the elections for Student Senators. These elections will take place within the first month of the Fall 2020 semester. We apologize for any inconvenience this may pose. Please contact the Elections Chair or the Student Body President with any questions or concerns.

President and Vice President

For each student wanting to campaign for President or Vice President of the Student Senate, you must fill out this form by Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:00pm in order to get the necessary materials to be a candidate. The official Student Senate campaign period for President and Vice President will be April 3, 2020 to April 15, 2020. During the campaign period, there may be live debates that take place between candidates. The last day of campaigning will also be Election day for these positions. The official Election period is April 17, 2020 from 8am to 5pm. Ballots will be sent out via email to every student’s Valpo email. Please be advised that due to the cancelation of in-person classes and the COVID-19 crisis, this schedule of events can change at any time so it is highly encouraged to check the Student Senate website and social media accounts for updates.


If you have any further questions about Student Senate, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Body President or Vice President via email for more information.