Spring 2018 Elections

Important Dates

  • Nominations: February 6-February 13
  • Candidate Meeting: February 15
  • Campaigning: Allowed after attendance of either Candidate Meeting
  • Voting: February 20-February 23

View the video or scroll below for more information on the positions and how to run!

Nominations begin February 6. The nomination packet can be found above and in the SGA Office (420 Student Union).

Attendance at a Candidate Meeting is required for all candidates. Campaigning cannot begin until the Candidate Meetings have concluded.

At the meeting, Candidates will receive policy for acceptable campaign procedures.



»Senators make up the Legislative Branch of the SGA

»Senate nominations require 50 signatures from members of their graduating class

»Senators are voted in by graduating class

Senate distributions are as follows:

  • Class of 2019: 13
  • Class of 2020: 15
  • Class of 2021: 16
  • Class of 2022: 16 (Fall election)

President/Vice President

»The President and Vice President run on a joint ticket

»They head the Executive Branch of the SGA

»They appoint the Cabinet members upon assuming office

»Nominations require 200 undergraduate signatures

»They are voted in by all undergraduates

Student Trustee

»The Student Trustee represents all the students of UMass Amherst on the UMass Board of Trustees

»Each UMass campus elects a Student Trustee

»2 Student Trustees every year acting as full voting members on an annually rotating schedule

»Nominations require 250 signatures of UMass students (undergraduate or graduate)

»They are voted in by all UMass students