Undergraduates may run for Senate positions that represent their graduation year. Terms are one (1) year. First Year Student elections occur in the Fall semester of every year. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior elections occur in the Spring semester of the prior school year.
When a vacancy arises in the Senate, undergraduate students may apply through SGA’s Outreach and Development Committee (ODC). Openings will be announced on SGA’s home page and Social Media.
Any undergraduate full time student at UMass can request to become a Special Assistant to one of our Legislative Committees. Special Assistant regularly attend and participate at their committee’s meetings and may sit on Faculty Councils. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elections for President/Vice President occur in the Spring semester of the prior school year. Check out the SGA elections page for more info!
The President & Vice President appoint cabinet members in the Spring semester of the previous school year through an application and interview process. If vacancies occur, any undergraduate can apply.
Each Cabinet member may compile a team of undersecretaries to assist throughout the year. Undersecretaries may be given specific projects and tasks. Most Undersecretary appointments occur in the latter months of the summer prior to the school year. Open Undersecretary positions can be found on SGA’s New and Updates page and Social Media.
The Judicial Branch of SGA is comprised of 7 Justices. The Chief Justice is appointed in the prior school year. All other justices are reviewed and appointed through an open application in the beginning of each school year. Openings will be posted on the SGA website and Facebook page. For more information or to apply, contact email@example.com.
The easiest way to get involved? VOTE!
The SGA would not be able to serve the greater UMass community without your help. Learn more about elections on campus, when they happen, and what was last voted on at the SGA Elections page, linked below.