WSU elections take place every Spring.
- WSUSA Senate - What to expect as a Senator (PDF)
- Constitution (PDF)
- By-laws (PDF)
- Appointed Leadership Opportunities Packet (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions About Elections
- Can anyone run for a student government position?
Yes. However, there are some eligibility requirements that you can read in the elections packet. You must enroll and complete a minimum of 12 credited hours at WSU per semester and pay full-time student fees during your term of office. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher during your term. Must be in good academic, financial, and judicial standing with the University. And you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
- How long do students hold office?
Students hold their positions for the fall and spring semesters. All positions will require summer planning and training hours. Each position has specific job requirements that must be fulfilled. There may also be other functions related to your position in addition to noted requirements. These are to be determined by the position, and more information is provided in the elections packet.
- Are there any rules to the signage my campaign can put up?
There usually are rules and regulations to what your campaign can contain, however these differ from year to year, depending on the elections committee and previous years. Before elections begins, the office of student involvement and leadership as well as the elections committee will create a packet of information containing such rules and regulations as well as other campaign information. They will also hold a meeting to discuss candidates concerns.
- How do I vote?
Voting is simple. It will be announced to students through their student emails and other avenues. Voting takes place through Collegiate Link, (typically used by Clubs and Organizations), and you will be given access during voting times to place your votes for both Executive Officers as well as Student Senate.
- Why should I vote?
Voting is important for every student. Your student fees help to pay for several seminars, sponsor clubs and organization as well as many other things. By voting and learning about the candidates you can learn and gain a greater understanding of what the candidates believe is best for you. If you have further questions about why you should vote, please pose the question through email, social media, or come stop by!