Campaign Rules

  • In addition to having a complete application, including an electronic photo, all candidates must be confirmed to have a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the University (per the SGA Constitution).
  • Once a candidate receives confirmation from the Elections Commissioner, campaigning may begin.
  • All campaign efforts must be in accordance with the university policy on Posting Notices and Solicitation, found in the Student Handbook.
  • During the elections (12:01am Monday through 11:59pm Thursday), personal campaigning is NOT ALLOWED within 10 feet of any public campus computer (since the elections are on-line, all computers are considered polling stations).  Having a Facebook page or other online form of advertising is allowed.  The spirit of this regulation is to prevent those who are using a public computer from being pressured to vote by a candidate.
  • No overly-aggressive campaigning, such as standing out on the quad, yelling, “Hey, you, vote for me!”  Passive advertising is allowed, such as signs, flyers, etc.  Passing out flyers to those who walk by is allowed – the key is that people are allowed to approach candidates, but candidates should not be disruptive of private events, such as study groups or meetings (dining areas are allowed, as they often are places of information exchange).
  • Campaign violations will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Elections Commissioner and the Director of the University Center and Student Activities.  If considered serious enough, violations could be referred judicially through the Dean of Students office.