Represent. Serve. Inform.

Spring Major elections elect the Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, Executive Treasurer and the Student Representative to the Board of Visitors.

Refer all questions to the SGA Elections Commissioner, Marina George - jmuelections@gmail.com

SGA Elections Policy 2020-2021

Presidential Candidates

Powers and Duties

  1. Their duties shall include relaying student concerns to the James Madison University administration and overseeing all Student Government Association activities and inquiries.
  2. This person shall preside as chairperson of the Executive Council and of the Student Government Leadership meetings.
  3. This person shall delegate task when needed to the Executive Assistant.
  4. This person shall supervise and meet regularly with both the Executive Assistant and the Communications Director.
  5. This person shall have the power to add and/or subtract Executive Staff positions with the consent of two-thirds of the Student Senate. The President cannot subtract positions stated in the Constitution.
  6. They shall fulfill the five-hour office hour requirement.
  7. The President shall chair the Academic Council, which will be comprised of all Academic Senators and include the Academic Affairs Chairperson. Meeting times for this council shall be left to the discretion of the President, but shall not exceed two meetings per month. 
Vice Presidential Candidates

Powers and Duties

  1. This person shall appoint and oversee student members to all University Commission and Committee meetings and external appointments and report to the Executive Council and to the Student Senate all issues that arise in these meetings. This person shall be held responsible for all University Commission and Committee meetings in which no student was appointed.
  2. Should a vacancy occur in the office of the Student Government Association President, this person shall assume all responsibilities of that office until a new election can be held as stipulated by the bylaws.
  3. This person shall relay student concerns to the James Madison University administration.
  4. This person shall serve as the Director of Class Council and carry out duties associated with that position which shall include overseeing Class Council events.
  5. This person shall supervise and meet regularly with the FEB liaisons.
  6. They shall fulfill the five-hour office hour requirement.
Treasurer

Powers and Duties

  1. This person shall be responsible for and oversee the Finance Committee.
  2. This person in conjunction with the finance committee and the Treasurer Elect shall craft the proposed annual budget and present it to the Student Senate and appropriate administration.
  3. This person shall sign all purchase orders, travel authorizations, etc. made by the Student Government Association
  4. This person shall be responsible for all donations given to the Student Government Association
  5. This person shall be responsible for maintaining and overseeing all inventory held by the Student Government Association.
  6. This person shall publicly display updated budgets of all FEB organization, Program Grant Funds, and Contingency Funds.
  7. This person will be responsible for all internal financial proceedings.
  8. This person shall oversee the Finance Liaison to follow all proceedings for contingency funds.
  9. This person shall be responsible for Program Grants.
  10. This person shall oversee the Front-End Budget process.
  11. They shall fulfill the five-hour office hour requirement.
Student Representative to the Board of Visitors

In addition to the 15 members appointed by the governor of Virginia, a student representative is chosen for the Board of Visitors each year by the student body during Spring Elections. The Student Representative attends BOV meetings and submits regular reports to the board through the board's Education and Student Life Committee. At present, the Student Representative is not a voting member of the BOV.

 

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