Student Government 2021 Elections

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Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher, last semester GPA no lower than 2.0
  • Completed at least 2 semesters at RIT Main Campus before Fall 2021
  • Not going on Co-op for the entirety of the academic year during your scheduled term
  • Full-time student for the entirety of the academic year during your scheduled term
  • In good standing with RIT as prescribed by the Student Code of Conduct
  • Must be a member of the constituency under the position you are running for
  • Only running for one position across SG and all RSOs

Application for Candidacy

Profile: Headshot, Bio, Platform and Media List

  • Be sure to complete the requirements for petition before submitting profile (next section)

Must be submitted no later than the deadline found at ​the bottom of this page. You cannot make any changes to these documents once they are submitted. All text will be copy+pasted verbatim, so please check grammar and spelling thoroughly.

Headshots ​should be a .jpg or .png file, no smaller than 500KB and no larger than 1MB. This headshot will be used as your official picture on the Student Government website.

Bios ​introducing yourself and your experiences must be less than 200 words. This bio will be used as your official bio on the Student Government website.

Platforms ​explaining what you are hoping to do in your elected position must be less than 400 words. A video no longer than 5 minutes can be submitted in place of a written platform. If a video is submitted you must provide a full transcript.

Media List​ including websites, social media pages, etc you plan to use during campaigning. The pages do not have to be public/live at the time of link submission. All electronic media cannot be made public before the commencement of campaigning; however, feel free to begin creating these beforehand

Election Rules and Guidelines

All Candidates must familiarize themselves with all elections rules and regulations.
Any violation of election rules may result in disciplinary action, probation, or termination of any candidates’
campaign by the SG Governance Committee.

 RIT Student Government Bylaws

 

Available Positions

The President and Vice-President of SG are responsible for running SG Senate as well as supporting the rest of the SG team (Cabinet members, Senators, and Committee Chairs). They are responsible for advocating for the entire student body. They also sit in on Academic Senate, Staff Council, University Council, and work with senior administration and the Board of Trustees.

The role of each senator is to advocate for their respective college. The Senator is expected to attend weekly Senate meetings, office hours, Senator's meetings, and sit in on committees here at RIT.

  • CAD Senator
  • CET Senator
  • CHST Senator
  • CoLA Sentor
  • CoS Senator
  • GCCIS Senator
  • KGCOE Senator
  • NTID Senator
  • SCB Senator
  • SOIS Senator

The role of each senator is to advocate for their community. The Senator is expected to attend weekly Senate meetings, office hours, Senator's meetings, and sit in on committees here at RIT.

  • Women's Senator
  • Cross-Registered Senator
  • Greek Senator
  • Graduate Senator
  • NSC, President and Vice President
    • Position Description: Advocating and encouraging (assembly) union, interaction, and understanding of personal growth and advancement among all NTID and cross-registered students who converge at the Rochester Institute of Technology individually and as a whole
  • ACA, President and Vice President
    • Position Description: Fostering and sustaining an awareness of the ALANA community as being an integral part of R.I.T, and to the surrounding community
  • OUTspoken President and Vice President
    • Position Description: Advocating for members of RIT’s LGBTQIA+ population and provide them with opportunities to become successful members of the RIT community
  • Global Union President, Vice President, and Treasurer
    • Position Description: Promoting the understanding of diversity and developing a strong multicultural movement within the community

Elections Calendar 

SG Calendar