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Stony Brook USG Elections
The intent form is due FRIDAY BY 4PM!!!
YOU MUST ALSO ATTACH A PLATFORM
STATEMENT TO IT
Here is the Time Line for the USG Elections!
As the dates get closer, we will be sending out more information
on the positions, how to run, etc.
If you have any questions regarding the elections please email
(Time Line can be subject to change)
Tuesday March 4th 7:00 pm – First informational session …
Wednesday March 5th 1-2pm – 2nd Informational session
Intent Forms Due: March 7th by 4pm
Petitioning Begins: March 10th Pick up packets in USG Suite
Petitioning Ends: March 28th to accommodate for spring break
Party Forms due: March 28th
Campaigning Begins: March 31st
*mandatory meeting for all candidates held this week: either
Wednesday April 2rd from 1-2pm, or Friday April 4th at 3:45pm
Polling Begins: April 7th noon
Polling Ends: April 11th noon
Runoffs: April 14nd noon
Runoffs end: April 18th noon
What is USG?
Every semester, every undergraduate pays a $99.50 Student Activity Fee. The Job of the Undergraduate Student Government [USG] is to manage and disburse that money. In total it equates to ~3.2 Million Dollars. We distribute it between ~160 Clubs/ The Student Activity Board (which puts on the large scale campus events like the Concerts/ Roth Regatta/ & Comedy Shows), Contracted Services such as SBVAC and Campus Rec, among other places.
Besides distributed the Student Activity Fee, the goal of USG is to represent the students.
What are the positions in USG
There are 27 elected position in USG. 7 in the Executive Council. 22 senators (19 up for election in the spring)
- Vice President of Communications & Public Relations
- Executive Vice President
- Vice President of Student Life
- Vice President of Clubs & Orgs
- Vice President of Academic AffairsSENATE
- 12 College of Arts & Science Senators
- 3 Engineering & Applied Science Senators
- 1 Health Science Senator
- 4 Class Senator (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) (FRESHMAN CLASS SENATOR IS ELECTED IN THE FALL)
(There is also a Senator Appointed by RHA & CSA, but they are not in the elections!)
What do the positions do?
(A VERY VERY QUICK OVERVIEW)
President- CEO of USG. “:Shall be ultimately responsible for ensuring that the Undergraduate
Student Government is operating properly and according to established “
Treasurer- CFO of USG ” Shall be responsible for all budgetary/fiscal matters of the Undergraduate
Vice President of Communications- “Shall be responsible for all communications or the
dissemination of information within the Undergraduate Student Government”
Executive Vice President- Oversees the operation of the Senate ” Shall be the Chair
and set the agenda for Senate meetings.”
Vice President of Student Life – Chair of SAB “Shall be the Chief Programming Officer of the Undergraduate Student Government. Therefore, shall oversee the Student Activities Board
of the Undergraduate Student Government”
Vice President of Clubs & Orgs – Oversees the 160+ USG Acknowledged
Clubs “Shall act as the liaison between the Undergraduate Student Government
and its acknowledged Clubs, Organizations, and entities.”
Vice President of Academic Affairs- Shall coordinate all Undergraduate
Student Government operations in the area of academic policy.”
Senators – Legislative Body of the Undergraduate Student Government
“The primary role of the Senate is to promulgate legislation beneficial to, and in
the best interest of, Stony Brook University’s student population, and to work
closely with the Executive Council to ensure that legislation is properly
implemented. The Senate shall have the power to write legislation in a simple
majority vote of the filled seats of the Senate. Senate legislation shall include, but
not be limited to, any bylaws of the Executive Council, the Senate, or the Judiciary.”
How do i Run?
There are 2 informationals that will go over all of this in greater detail.
But YOU MUST FILL OUT AN INTENT FORM BY FRIDAY MARCH 7th TO RUN!!!!!
YOU CAN PICK IT UP IN SAC 202 (USG OFFICE)
Any other questions email : Communications@stonybrookusg.org