Run For the Senate

Run to be a Senator

The University Senate directly advises the President on virtually all University policy related matters and other issues that affect our University. Senators play an integral role in the policy making process and the governance of the University by debating and voting on Senate legislation. Run for a seat on the Senate and become a part of the loudest voice on campus!

Each spring, the Senate Office will announce the opportunity to sign up to run to be a Senator via campus-wide emails. A timeline for the sign-up and elections periods will also be posted on the Senate website each summer. When the window to sign-up to run opens, you may access the elections system with your Directory ID and password to submit your application. You will be asked to write and submit a short statement that describes why you feel you should be elected and your qualifications for the position. This statement will accompany your name on the ballot for the election. Only constituents within your same category (e.g. undergraduates in ARHU or non-exempt staff in Divisions) will be able to view your candidacy statement and vote for you.


A candidacy period for a Senate seat representing Non-Exempt Staff - Colleges will run from August 28 to September 6. Those eligible may submit a candidacy application using the button below.