SGA Campaign Regulations & Guidelines
These guidelines are designed to keep order and fairness throughout the election. You are encouraged to develop a platform of ideas that you wish to communicate with the student body about your goals for SGA should you be elected. YOU are responsible for your campaign, which may include other students who want to help you campaign – solicit friends!
All SGA applications need to be submitted by September 19, 2018. Candidates will be verified for eligibility by September 20, 2018 through the Office of Student Life via email.
Candidates may begin campaigning on September 14, 2018.
All campaign materials MUST be approved by the Office of Student Life BEFORE they are posted. The materials should be emailed for approval and review to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00pm on September 21st.
There is a $40 limit on campaign spending. All candidates must save receipts for any purchases made on behalf of campaigning, until the Office of Student Life indicates that they are no longer needed. In the event of a question regarding expenditures made by a candidate to campaign, the Office of Student Life reserves the right to ask for receipt evidence of purchases. The use of college resources other than what the Office of Student Life has supplied you for campaigning is prohibited.
A Candidates Debate will be held October 1st and appropriate dress is required.
Candidates will have 2 minutes to give a prepared, approved campaign speech before the debate begins. The order of speaking will be determined by a draw of numbers. All candidates must be present.
All posters must be on standard poster board, and they need to be made vertically. No flyers larger than 11 x 17 may be hung on bulletin boards or posting areas in campus buildings. Campaign materials shall NOT be posted on wood, plastic, painted, or surfaces other than designated posting areas. Candidates are responsible for following the guidelines outlined in the College’s posting policy.
Candidates are NOT allowed to place flyers on cars in parking lots.
Candidates may request to set-up a table/campaign booth during the campaign period of October 2-5, 2018. All requests must be approved and reserved by the Office of Student Life.
Candidates are responsible for the removal and disposal of their campaign materials after voting. All campaign materials MUST be removed no later than October 8, 2018.
All campaign materials must be respectful, in line with the College’s core values and mission, in good taste, and in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
All candidates will have an opportunity to post a picture with a written caption (no more than 200 words) or a video (no longer than 2 minutes) to the campus monitors.
Use of social media for campaign purposes- All candidates may campaign through the Office of Student Life and SGA Facebook page. Exercise caution when using this venue. Anything posted online under your name (even if it’s not you) falls under the same scrutiny of all other types of campaigning. All election rules and ethics must be followed on the Facebook page, and all announcements/information must be respectful and reflective of the College’s core values and mission. No individual Facebook pages for student campaigns may be developed.
During elections candidates will not be allowed within 25 feet of the polls (unless you are voting).
Any violation of any of the outlined campaign guidelines will result in immediate disqualification.