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:

  • CET Senator
  • CAD Senator
  • COLA Senator
  • NTID 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.

First Year Senator

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 the first year experience for RIT Tigers?

This is a great leadership opportunity for all first years! Senator positions typically require a time commitment of 10-20 hours per week. If you’d still like to get involved, but not at this scale-check out our committees! This is a stipend position, which does not affect your student employment eligible hours.

Open Community Senator positions include:

  • 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.

Election Dates & Deadlines

  • Petitions for Candidacy Available (SG Office) – September 3rd, 9 AM
  • Petition for Candidacy, Bio, Headshot, Platform – September 11th, by noon
  • Candidates offered interviews (not everyone will be offered an interview) – September 12th, by 5:00pm
  • Interviews – September 13-17th
  • Finalists notified – September 18th by 5 PM
  • Senate Presentation – September 20th, 2:30-4:30 PM

Information for Candidates

Requirements to be Eligible

  • GPA: 2.5 or higher, last semester GPA no lower than 2.0
  • Completed at least 2 semesters at RIT (not applicable to First Year Senators)
  • Not going on Co-op for entirety of 2019-2020 academic year
  • Full-time student for 2019-2020 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

Submissions

  • 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 6th at 12pm noon.
  • Petition for Candidacy  Due Wednesday, September 11th at 12pm noon
  • Headshot, Bio, and Platform – Due Wednesday, September 11th 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.

Note: campaigning does not occur in the Fall Elections cycle, but it is still useful to familiarize yourself with general guidelines. 

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

Headshot, Bio, and Platform

All candidates must submit their headshot, bio, platform, and media list to sg.rit.edu/CandidateInfo no later than Wednesday, September 11th at 12pm noon. You can not 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 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.

Voting

In the Fall election cycle, candidates are voted in by a plurality vote at the Student Government Senate on Friday, September 20th. The student body is welcome to attend, but only voting members of Senate will cast a vote.  

Questions? Email sgelection@rit.edu

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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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