The Student Government Association announced on Oct. 5, via Instagram, that fall senator elections would take place on Oct. 21, after an error in the application prevented the originally planned Sept. 30 election.
“We moved the date back because I got some feedback that the form wasn’t loading when we tried to get it online,” said SGA President Hiba Anees, in an email to The Leader. “So I remade the application through Google Forms so that it’s easier accessible and we are able to PR more.”
The new application for students interested in running will be open Oct. 8, with a deadline of Oct. 14, one week before the election.
The current senator positions open for running include: senator for information technology, senator for residents, senator for alumni affairs, senator for academic affairs, senator for community services, senator for student affairs, and senator for sustainability.
SGA Vice President Isabely Hernandez said “many” students have expressed interest in joining the organization.
“I believe we will have a good amount of applicants this fall. Many have expressed their interest in joining SGA so we are hopeful and looking forward to seeing many new faces on our board very soon,” said Hernandez, in an email to The Leader.
“I knew running for a position in SGA would help me represent all students at Elmhurst [University], which is why I would recommend students who want to help make a positive change on campus to run for a position on SGA,” said Hernandez.“It would give them the ability to reach students and be their voice which will help our campus to continue feeling like home for all students.”
For updates on the SGA election, visit SGA’s Instagram page @elmhurst_sga.