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 President & VP

We are looking for the brightest leaders at RIT to become the next SG President and Vice President. SG’s President and Vice President are two of the most visible leaders on campus, working with RIT’s Governance Groups, the President, and the Board of Trustees!

The President and Vice President positions typically require a time commitment of 30-50 hours per week. This is a stipend position, which does not affect your student employment eligible hours.

Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between and 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to if you are interested in applying. You must meet with the current President and Vice President to be eligible to pick up a packet for these position. You can email sgelection@rit.edu to schedule a meeting to become eligible.

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 in 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:

  • CAST – College of Applied Science and Technology
  • CIAS – College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
  • CHST – College of Health Sciences and Technology
  • COLA – College of Liberal Arts
  • COS – College of Science
  • GCCIS – Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • KGCOE – Kate Gleason College of Engineering
  • NTID – National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • SCB – Saunders College of Business
  • SOIS – School of Individualized Studies

Interested in running for a position?

  • Students on campus: Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between and 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet.
  • On Co-op?: Fill out the Application Checkout Form online and we will email you your Petition for Candidacy Packet. (Please allow 24hr turnaround time).

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu.

If you have generic questions you’d like to ask your current College Senator, feel free send them an email. You can find the list of current SG members on our leadership page.

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 four communities listed below? Then you’re in luck!

This is a great leadership opportunity for anyone in 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
  • Greek Senator
  • Graduate Senator
  • Cross-Registered Senator

Interested in running for a position?

  • Students on campus: Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between and 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet.
  • On Co-op?: Fill out the Application Checkout Form online and we will email you your Petition for Candidacy Packet. (Please allow 24hr turnaround time).

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu.

If you have generic questions you’d like to ask your current Community Senator, feel free send them an email. You can find the list of current SG members on our leadership page.

ACA President and VP

The purpose of the ALANA Collegiate Association is to serve as a liaison between the ALANA student population and RIT administration; to advocate for ALANA students and address the needs that are unique to the ALANA student experience; to provide access to and awareness of resources on campus to improve ALANA student academic performance; to inform ALANA students of financial, cultural, educational, political and employment opportunities; to contribute to the academic, leadership and social development of ALANA students; to encourage a sense of pride in ALANA culture on RIT’s campus and raise awareness to non-ALANA students of ALANA student experiences and culture; and to promote and support the recruitment and enrollment of ALANA students and recruitment and hiring of ALANA faculty and staff. You can learn more about ACA at aca.rit.edu

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. 

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

Questions about ACA? Email aca@rit.edu

Global Union President and VP

Global Union represents a thriving and diverse community, comprised of over 2,800 international students and 30 cultural clubs. You can read more about Global Union on their website at globalunion.rit.edu

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. 

Questions on the elections process? Please email sgelection@rit.edu

Questions about Global Union? Please email Lacey Cook at gupresident@gmail.com or their Global Union Advisor, slsiss@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 or the NSC Elections Chairperson, Erin Hoover at eeh3852@rit.edu

NSA Speaker and Vice Speaker

“The purpose of NTID Student Assembly shall be to act as a forum in which members of the community may assemble to inform the community, make announcements, and discuss issues of concerns.” -NTID Student Congress By-Laws, Article XII Section I

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) 2-7pm Monday-Friday.

Questions about the election process? Please email sgelection@rit.edu or the NSC Elections Chairperson, Erin Hoover at eeh3852@rit.edu

OCASA President and VP

The On-Campus Apartment Student Association represents all of RIT’s students living in the apartments. You can read more about OCASA on their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/OCASARIT/ or you can email Sasha, the current President at axg8846@rit.edu for more information.

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. 

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu

OUTspoken President and VP

OUTspoken provides representation for LGBTQIA students within RIT’s Student Government. OUTspoken seeks to create an environment within the RIT community that is inclusive to all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and to eradicate heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. To accomplish this task, OUTspoken seeks to partner with other organizations to provide programs and services which will help advocate for and raise awareness about the LGBTQIA population at RIT. You can learn more about OUTspoken on their website at http://www.rit.edu/sg/outspoken/

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. 

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

Questions about OUTspoken? Email outspoken@rit.edu

RHA President and VP

The Residence Halls Assocation represents all of RIT’s students living in the residence halls. You can read more about the RHA on their website. http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/rha/

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. 

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu

Cast Your Vote at vote.rit.edu

April 4th-5th, 2017

Election Dates

Key Dates

Packets Available – February 27th at 9am
Packets Due – March 22nd at 12:00PM (noon)
President/Vice President Debate and MSO Town Hall – March 31st 2-4pm in Bamboo Rooms

Debate between SG President and Vice President candidates and informational speeches from each of the MSO President and VP candidates. Open to all. Will be livestreamed. Interpreters requested!

 

Voting – April 4th and 5th, online at vote.rit.edu
Results Announced – April 7th in Senate, 2-4pm

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 2017-2018 academic year
  • Full-time student for 2017-2018 academic year
  • In good standing with RIT as prescribed by the Student Code of Conduct
  • Only running for one position across SG and all MSOs

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 March 22nd at 12pm noon.
  • Petition for Candidacy Packet  Due Wednesday, March 22 at 12pm noon
  • Headshot, Bio, and PlatformDue Wednesday, March 22 at 12pm noon
  • Media List – Due Saturday, March 25 at 12pm noon

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.

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.

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 24th before 5pm). Once they receive this email, they may officially start campaigning on campus starting on March 26th 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, March 22nd 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 350 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 by Saturday, March 25th at 12pm noon. 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 26th, however feel free to begin creating these beforehand.

Questions? Email sgelection@rit.edu

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