University's Student Government Sets Mar. 7 Election Filing Deadline

Texas A&M International University students who wish to run for office in the University's Student Government Association (SGA) have until Friday, March 7 to file a Declaration of Candidacy form.

Filing forms are available from the University's Office of Student Development, located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Administration Building Room 159 West.

Offices open for election in the Executive branch of the SGA are president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

Twelve senators, two each from the College of Business Administration, College of Science and Technology, College of Education, College of Arts and Humanities, and two each for At Large Representatives and Graduate Students At Large Representatives will be elected.

Four justices, one from each College, two At Large justices, and one Appellate Justice At Large will also be elected.

All candidates must have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 at election time and post at least a 2.0 GPA for the preceding regular semester or the two preceding summer terms at the time of election and during the term of office. Candidates must also be enrolled for at least six credit hours per regular semester.

Candidates seeking election to Executive Branch offices must meet additional qualifications.

Students who file a Declaration of Candidacy form and meet all qualifications may begin campaigning two weeks after the filing deadline. SGA elections will be held March 31 - April 1.

The Student Government Association, an officially recognized student organization, participates in the decision-making processes affecting University students.

The SGA's primary purpose is to represent the concerns and interests of students and to provide or assist in providing programs for betterment and enrichment of the campus community.

For additional information on the University's Student Government Association, contact the Office of Student Development at 326-2280 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Administration Building Room 159 West. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

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