Posted: 9/09/98

University's Student Government Sets Sept. 18 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 5 p.m. Friday, September 18 to file a Declaration of Candidacy form.

Filing forms are available from the University's Office of Student Development, located in the Kinesiology/Convocation Building room 107; the SGA, located in the Kinesiology/Convocation Building, room 107F; and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 160.

Offices open for election include one senator for the College of Arts and Humanities, two senators for the College of Education, one graduate senator at large, and one justice each for the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Education, and College of Science and Technology.

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

Students who file a Declaration of Candidacy form and meet all qualifications may campaign from Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. SGA elections will be held October 5 - 6, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily, in the portico of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library.

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 SGA at 326-2265.

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