SGA Spring Elections

In the Spring, Student Government Association will hold elections for Executive, Judiciary and Senate positions; there are 49 positions available:

Executive Branch

  • Student Body President
  • Vice President of Communication
  • Vice President of Finance


  • Chief Justice
  • Associate Justice (3)

Senate Positions

Senior Class

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Senator (5)

Junior Class

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Senator (5)

Sophomore Class

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Senator (5)

Academic Senators

  • School of Arts & Sciences Senator (5)
  • School of Communications Senator (3)
  • Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education Senator (2)
  • Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Senator (4)
  • School of Health Sciences Senator (1)

To be eligible, candidates must be in good disciplinary standing (not on disciplinary probation or higher) and will be expected to maintain a 2.7 GPA throughout their tenure. Only First, Second and Third Year students are eligible to run for these SGA positions. Voting is open to all students.

Senator Obligations

  • Actively engage in all Senate meetings and functions required by office (Senate Business, Town Hall, working, committee, retreat, special or otherwise).
  • Serve as a member of at least one Senate committee.  (Class Treasurers serve on the Finance Board and may serve on other committees if desired.)
  • Participate in a minimum of four (4) hours of programming sponsored by a campus cultural identity group, center or organization.

Process for Spring SGA Elections

Monday, March 6, 2023 at 6:30pm (Location: Ward Octagon, Moseley 105A)
Information Session (optional)
Curious or have questions about running for a position on SGA?  An optional information session about SGA and each position for prospective candidates will answer your questions before the application is due.

Monday, March 20, 2023 – No later than 5pm
Application DUE 
The application and candidacy statement is a form on PhoenixCONNECT. It must be submitted (online) no later than 5 pm. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Monday, March 20, 2023 at 5:15pm (Location: Moseley 215)
Mandatory All-Candidates Meeting
Please dress in business casual; election/ballot photos will be taken at this meeting. Campaigning may begin after the conclusion of this meeting. Requirements and limitations will be reviewed at this meeting. Contact the Elections Committee Chair (Lily Kays, least 24 hours prior to the meeting to request an excused absence if you are unable to participate. (Excuses may be granted for an academic commitment, religious observance, participation in a varsity athletic event, a family emergency, or medical emergency.) Any unexcused absence will result in a suspension of one’s candidacy.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5:00pm (via email)
Speech Drafts Due
Speeches are optional, yet strongly encouraged. Drafts must be emailed to

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5:00pm (Location: The Oak House)
Executive Candidates Forum
Participating in the Candidates Forum is optional, yet strongly encouraged for all Executive Positions. The Forum shall be moderated by the Elections Committee Chair in which the Chair will ask the candidates questions related to their respective positions.

Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 6:00 PM (Location: Williams Studio, McEwen Hall)
Candidate Speeches
Your optional 3 minute (maximum) speech will be recorded by Elon News Network, shared on SGA’s social media account(s), and hyperlinked on the ballot.

Monday, March 27, 2023 from 7:00 AM through Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to 7:00 pm (online – PhoenixCONNECT)
All voting will be conducted through Elon University’s web-based voting system – PhoenixCONNECT. Results will be announced Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 6:00pm in Medallion Plaza.

Thursday, March 30, 2023 – First Senate Meeting
New SGA members will take the oath of office at this first Senate Business Meeting.

Fall 2023 (September 2023 – specific dates TBD)
SGA Retreat
The mandatory SGA Retreat is an opportunity for all members of SGA to get to know each other better and begin working on their goals for the year.

Fall 2023 Elections

In the Fall, First Year Senate Elections are held in early September. Be on the lookout for more information when you get to campus.