SGA elections drawing near

SGA Election Schedule
April 19: Science Center

11 a.m. 2 p.m.

April 20: University Center Green Room

11 a.m. 2 p.m.

April 21: Memorial Classroom Building

11 a.m. 2 p.m.

Michael Ford
Editor-in-Chief     

   The University of Arkansas – Monticello’s Student Government Association will hold elections for senators and executive officers April 19, 20 and 21. Campaigning will begin no earlier than 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11.

   SGA President Sally Owen said she thinks SGA could become a vital voice throughout the campus if students would get involved.

   “I encourage all students to run for a position or attend the meetings,” she said. “All meetings are open to the student body. Problems cannot be changed if students do not attend the meetings to address the issues.”

   Although being elected may allow students to play a role in solving the university’s problems, it features other benefits as well.

   “President and vice-president both receive full-paid tuition,” said Ashley Corbin, director of Student Activities and Programs.

   According to the Official SGA Election form, qualifications for candidates include:

  • At least a 2.00 grade point average for the election and duration of the term.
  • Submission of an Official “Petition for Nomination” containing supportive signatures of 20 students for a senator, or 50 students for an executive officer to the Election Commission via the Student Programs and Activities Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11.
  • Completion of a “Campaign Expenditures Form,” and present the form to the Election Commission via the Student Programs and Activities Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.
  • Enrollment as a full-time (12 semester hours) student as determined by the Office of the Registrar and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the term.
  • Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates must complete a minimum of 45 semester hours prior to election to office.
  • Secretary and Treasurer candidates must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours prior to election to office.  

   “If students see a need for change, then SGA is the place they should go and voice their opinions,” Owen said. “I hope with the next group of elected officials, the attendance will continue to grow.”    

    Owen said she really enjoyed being SGA president and hopes student government continues to thrive throughout the campus.  


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The Voice, 2005
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