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Candidate Information

Available Positions - Spring 2018 Elections

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

Student Body President

Student Body Vice President

Mr./Ms. UTA

Student Senators 

  • College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs (1 seat)
  • College of Business (3 seats)
  • College of Education (1 seat for one-year term, and 1 for six months)
  • College of Engineering (4 seats for one-year term; 2 for six months)
  • College of Liberal Arts (2 seats for one-year term, 1 for six months)
  • College of Nursing & Health Innovation (4 seats foe one-year term; 4 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, and 1 for six months)
  • University College (2 seats for one-year term, 1 for six months)

UTA Ambassadors (17 one-year terms)

Dates and Deadlines                         

Filing Dates: Monday, February 26 - Thursday, March 8 
8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Student Governance Office [E. H. Hereford University Center, B150 - Lower Level]

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, March 21 at 3 p.m.

Students who miss the initial filing deadline still have the opportunity to file as a write-in candidate until March 21st. 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, March 19 @ 12 p.m. -- College Hall, Room 106
  • Tuesday, March 20 @ 12:30 p.m. -- University Center, Student Congress Chambers (Upper Level - room 225)

Candidates are required to attend one of the Candidate Meetings.

Campaigning begins: Monday, March 19 @ 5 p.m.

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

Platform Statement and Short Résumé due: Thursday, March 22 @ 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 Nimisha Budhwani (n) and must be sent from the candidate's UTA/MavMail email account to be accepted.

Election Polling:  University Center, Art Gallery (106)
Wednesday, April 4 -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 5 -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Important Documents

The full Election Code is available in the Student Governance Office.

NOTE: If elected into Student Government 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.

students commuting


Commuting comrades

Meet with other commuting students to socialize and learn how to make the most of campus life and drive time.

Off-Campus Mavs