The SGA president and vice president work with Senate and the Executive Council to plan and execute the represented vision and voice of the student body at Chapman University.
Executive Elections are a time for the student body to elect their leadership for the 2013-2014 school year. Both are positions that begin in May of 2013 and continue for a full year term. Below is a timeline for the Spring Election process:
Thursday, February 28 | 4 p.m. | Part 1 of Election Packet Due
Friday, March 1 | 3 p.m. | AF 201| Mandatory Candidate Meeting
Sunday, March 3 | 9 p.m. | Executive Council Campaigning Begins
Tuesday, March 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Union Stage | Executive Council Debate
March 11-13 | Executive Council Elections
Wednesday, March 13 | 5 p.m. | Part 2 of Election Packet Due
Thursday, March 14 | 5 p.m. | Campaign materials must be removed from campus
Friday, March 15 | 5 p.m. | Validation of election results
If you are interested in an executive position, please talk to Colleen Wood, SGA advisor, Chris Joondeph, current SGA president and Brenton Burke, current vice president, for more information.
Here is an note from current president, Chris Joondeph, about expectations of an executive council leader:
Serving as President or Vice-President is a significant time commitment as an undergraduate student. The president will end up working 40 or more hours a week for most weeks during the academic year in either time spent in the office or at administrative meetings. The Vice-President should anticipate a similar time commitment. Besides job responsibilities both positions are of great significance and visibility to the student body and elected people to these positions should act accordingly as responsible and mature leaders of the student body. Lastly both elected executive positions will end up spending much additional time at many official Chapman events. Expect to attend many events during orientation week as well as the entire homecoming weekend. Additionally there will be many speakers, parties, lunches, dinners, or other events that many would expect both elected executive members to attend. The president is required to attend all 5 board of trustee meetings keeping note of the one in late June. Summer commitment is not extremely overbearing but both positions should not seek full time employment over the summer and should limit travel time to no more than 6 weeks.