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Candidate Information

Available Positions - FALL 2018 Elections

(All positions are elected for a one-year term, unless noted otherwise.)

Student Senators 

  • College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs (1 seat for one-year term)
  • College of Business (3 seats for one-year term, and 2 for six months)
  • College of Education (1 seat for one-year term, and 1 for six months)
  • College of Engineering (2 seats for one-year term; 2 for six months)
  • College of Liberal Arts (2 seats for one-year term, 2 for six months)
  • College of Nursing & Health Innovation (4 seats for one-year term; 3 for six months)
  • College of Science (2 seats for one-year term; 2 for six months)
  • School of Social Work (1 seat for one-year term)
  • Division of Student Success (1 seat for one-year term)
  • Honors College (1 seat for one-year term)

Graduate Student Senators 

  • College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs (1 seat for one-year term, and 2 for 6-months)
  • College of Business (2 seats for one-year term, and 1 for 6-months)
  • College of Education (1 seat for one-year term, and 2 for six months)
  • College of Engineering (2 seats for one-year term; 1 for six months)
  • College of Liberal Arts (1 seat for one-year term, 2 for six months)
  • College of Nursing & Health Innovation (2 seats for one-year term; 1 for six months)
  • College of Science (1 seats for one-year term; 2 for six months)
  • School of Social Work (2 seats for one-year term, and 1 for six months)

UTA Ambassadors (17 one-year terms)

Student Service Allocation Committee Representatives (1 seat for one-year term, and 2 seats for two-year terms)


Dates and Deadlines                         

Filing Dates:
Monday, September 24 - Thursday, October 4
8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Extended filing hours on Wednesday, September 26: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Student Governance Office [E. H. Hereford University Center, B150 - Lower Level]
817-272-0556

Students wishing to run for a position must complete an application and submit it to the Student Governance offiice.  A non-refundable $10 filing fee is required for each position.

Write-in Deadline:
Wednesday, October 10 at 3 p.m.

Students who miss the initial filing deadline still have the opportunity to file as a write-in candidate until October 10th. Write-in candidates are still required to pay the $10 filing fee, but not required to attend a Candidate's Meeting session.  Write-in candidates' names will not appear on the ballot, so voters will have to know to type the write-in candidate's name into the election ballot in order to cast a vote for him/her.

Candidate Meetings:

  • Monday, October 8 @ 1 p.m. -- Room B170F, Lower Level of University Center
  • Tuesday, October 9 @ 12:30 p.m. -- Room B170F, Lower Level of University Center
  • Wednesday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. -- Room 225, Student Government Chambers, Upper Level of University Center

Candidates are required to attend one of the Candidate Meetings.

Campaigning begins:
Monday, October 8 @ 5 p.m.

Please review the Fall 2018 Election Code (available in the Student Governance office) for regulations regarding appropriate campaign conduct.

Platform Statement and Short Résumé due:
Thursday, October 11 @ 12 p.m.

Candidates are to submit a platform statement (maximum of 125 words) and a short resume/tagline (maximum of 200 characters) for publication in The Shorthorn and on the official election ballot. Both must be submitted via email to Jordan Joioner (jordan.joiner@uta.edu) and must be sent from the candidate's UTA/MavMail email account to be accepted.

Election Polling:  
University Center, Art Gallery (Room 106)
Monday, October 22 -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Students who do not have classes on the UTA main campus during the polling dates/hours may be eligible to vote remotely. Click here for more information.


Important Documents

All of the documents are available in the Student Governance Office (Suite B150, Lower Level of University Center).

  • Available Positions
  • Filing Application
  • Position Descriptions
  • Spring 2018 Election Code

NOTE: If elected into Student Senate, Graduate Student Senate, or the UTA Ambassadors, in-person attendance at meetings is mandatory. No exceptions (such as Skype, Facetime, etc.) will be allowed. Failure to physically attend the meetings will result in removal from the organization.

NOTE: None of these elected positions qualify for the out-of-state tuition waiver.

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