Becoming a Senator

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Would You Like to Join Senate?

Please follow these steps.

  1. Should your residence area not have a Senator a vacancy election is held.
  2. During the Senate election period (the last few weeks of the Spring semester) locate the sign up sheet for your residence area and add your name. At least one sign up sheet should be posted on each floor and one in the commuter lounge.
  3. Email the current Vice President, President Pro Tempore, and Elections Committee Chair and tell us a few sentences about yourself (so that we can include them in the online voting roster).
  4. Start your campaign. Talk to the people on your floor about why you want to be a Senator and part of IMPACT. Remember, your election is in their hands!
  5. Shortly thereafter, an online voting survey will be sent out to your floor in order to vote for next year's senator.
  6. After the voting is completed, an email will be sent informing everyone who was selected as senator.
  7. If you become senator, please attend a Senate session (or sessions) and be prepared to come to the IMPACT Retreat in the fall. Session meeting location and times are defined by the Senate Bylaws. The IMPACT retreat will be in the fall a week before the start of the fall semester.

Notes:

  • If you are going to be moving to a different floor, make sure to sign up for (and campaign on) the floor you will live on next semester.
  • The number of open positions per floor is based on the floor population. The number of Senators allowed per voting district shall be determined according to the last Fall Residence Life official housing list. A floor needs at least five people to have one senator. After twenty-five, an additional slot is granted, and so on for each additional twenty-five residents. For example, if a floor has twenty-six people on it, they can have two senators. After they reach fifty-one residents, they can have three senators.
  • If there are no contested positions, an election is unnecessary and the position(s) will simply be granted.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing this great opportunity!