Students encouraged to participate in Student Senate elections
February 24, 2012
Student Senate elections are coming up, and election petitions are available now at the Involvement Center desk at the University Center. Petitions are due at 6 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the Involvement Center desk.
Becoming a student senator is greatly beneficial, for you will have the ability to serve your fellow students while learning about UW-River Falls and politics. You will also play a key role in the decision- making process here at UWRF, and will have some excellent attributions to add to your resume.
Senate positions that are currently available include: president, vice president, non-traditional student, at-large senator (eight positions available), senator representing CAS, senator representing CAFES, senator representing CBE, and a senator representing CEPS.
The primary elections are held Monday, March 26 if more than three candidates run for president or vice president. General election online polls open at 8 a.m. Monday, April 2 and close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.
The elections in the past have not been very competitive, for not many students opt to run for Student Senate. The Student Voice encourages students to get involved.