Become a Student Leader at RIT! View open positions below:

SG President and Vice President

SG Academic Senators

SG Community Senators

ACA President and VP

Global Union President and VP

NSC President and VP

NSA Speaker and Vice Speaker

OCASA President and VP

OUTspoken President and VP

RHA President and VP

Open Positions

SG Academic Senators

We are looking for the brightest leaders at RIT to become SG Senators. SG has a Senator for every Academic College at RIT. Academic Senators are responsible for making change within their respective colleges on campus. This is an opportunity to work with your Dean and leadership in your college to solve issues you are passionate about.

This is a great leadership opportunity for anyone going into their 2nd year through their 5th year! Senator positions typically require a time commitment of 10-20 hours per week. This is a stipend position, which does not affect your student employment eligible hours.

Open Academic Senator positions include:

  • COLA – College of Liberal Arts
  • NTID – National Technical Institute of the Deaf

Interested in running for a position?

  • Students on campus: Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet.

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu.

SG Community Senators

We are looking for the brightest leaders at RIT to become SG Senators. SG has Community Senators to represent some of our communities on campus. Do you have ideas on how to improve any of the three communities listed below? Then you’re in luck!

This is a great leadership opportunity for anyone going into their 2nd year through their 5th year! Senator positions typically require a time commitment of 10-20 hours per week. This is a stipend position, which does not affect your student employment eligible hours.

Open Community Senator positions include:

  • Women’s Senator
  • Graduate Senator
  • First Year Senator

Interested in running for a position?

  • Students on campus: Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet.

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu.

NSC President and VP
NTID Student Congress (NSC) represents deaf and hard-of-hearing students as well as a number of deaf organizations at RIT. NSC has grown and evolving significantly over the past years to become one of the most recognizable organizations on campus.

By hosting numerous events, programs, and forums throughout the year, NTID Student Congress hopes to better connect with its constituency in addition to informing and serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing community at RIT.

You can learn more about NSC at http://www.ntid.rit.edu/nsc/

Interested in applying? Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet. Or, stop by the NSC office (SDC room # 1431 – behind the Coffee Grind) between 2-7pm Monday-Friday.

Questions about the election process? Please email sgelection@rit.edu

Come see the live vote at SG’s Senate Meeting!

September 14th, 2018

Election Dates

  • Packets Available (SG Office) – August 17th, 9 am
  • Packets Due – September 5th, 12:00 pm
  • Interviews – September 7th – September 11th
  • Finalist Notification – September 12th
  • Senate Presentation and Voting – September 14th, 2:30 pm

Information for Candidates

Requirements to be Eligible

  • GPA: 2.5 or higher, last semester GPA no lower than 2.0
  • Completed at least 1 semester at RIT
  • Not going on Co-op for entirety of 2018-2019 academic year
  • Full-time student for 2018-2019 academic year
  • In good standing with RIT as prescribed by the Student Code of Conduct
  • Only running for one position across SG and all RSOs

Submission Requirements

  • Application Checkout Form (Students currently on campus should do this in the SG Office, 1st Floor Campus Center, between 9am-5pm. Students on Co-op or Study Abroad, should fill out the application form at sg.rit.edu/application) – This must be completed to get Petition for Candidacy form, which is due September 5th at 12pm noon.
  • Petition for Candidacy Packet  Due Wednesday, September 5th at 12pm noon
  • Headshot, Bio, and PlatformDue Wednesday,September 5th at 12pm noon

Campaign Poster Prints 

Every candidate will receive 50 free color posters (8.5″x11″) once they are confirmed as candidates. Posters should be emailed to sgelection@rit.edu and have a 48 hour turnaround time from request date.

Election Rules and Bylaws

All Candidates must familiarize themselves with all elections rules and regulations, including RIT Center for Campus Life Posting Procedures for Advertisement and Announcements, before starting their campaigns. Any candidates deemed in violation of election rules may result in disciplinary action, probation, or termination of their campaigns by the SG Governance Committee.

You can find the complete election rules in the Elections Regulations section of the Student Government bylaws.

Election Rules and Bylaws

All Candidates must familiarize themselves with all elections rules and regulations, including RIT Center for Campus Life Posting Procedures for Advertisement and Announcements, before starting their campaigns. Any candidates deemed in violation of election rules may result in disciplinary action, probation, or termination of their campaigns by the SG Governance Committee.

You can find the complete election rules in the Elections Regulations section of the Student Government bylaws.

Campaigning

Per the SG bylaws, Student Government defines campaigning as the dispersal of propaganda, in print and/or electronic forms, by prospective candidates to solicit votes from students. Included in propaganda are all visual forms of media and any form of personal communication that exceeds a reasonable level of speculation for candidacy. Campaigning does not include conversations. When collecting Signatures and Statements of Support, it is best to have individual conversations with students.

Campaigning is not permitted until candidacy is confirmed. Candidates will be officially sent the emails which certify them as candidates in the election (March 16th before 5pm). Once they receive this email, they may officially start campaigning on campus starting on March 18th at 12:01am and must adhere to all campaign rules in the Elections Regulations. Violation of election rules, which include campaigning early, may result in disciplinary action up to and including disqualification of candidacy.

Headshot, Bio, and Platform

All candidates must send their headshot, bio, and platform to sgelection@rit.edu no later than Wednesday, September 5th at 12pm noon. You can submit a Google Drive folder link. You can not make any changes to these document once they are submitted.

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

Media List

All candidates should submit a list of any electronic media that they plan on using while campaigning to sgelection@rit.edu.. Electronic media forms include websites, social media pages, etc. The pages do not have to be public/live at the time of link submission. All electronic media can not be made public before 12:01am on Sunday, March 18th, however feel free to begin creating these beforehand.

Voting

Voting will occur at Student Government’s Senate meeting, September 14th at 2:30PM. The votes will be cast by current voting members of SG Senate. 

OUR MISSION

To represent to the interests of the student body through the implementation of innovative programs, services, and initiatives that enrich student lives. We will be the primary source of advocacy for students from Rochester Institute of Technology and we will utilize our shared governance structure to voice student opinion and concern. RIT Student Government will be the forefront of change within the university.

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