As we move through the spring semester, it is once again time for Student Government Elections. Students are encouraged to let their voices be heard and go after the positions that will help them make a change. Let’s see what waits in store for the opportunities with these elections and how students can get involved.
Kean students can apply to become a candidate through Cougar Link until 2 p.m. Friday, March 4. Once application closes, Student Government will check the candidates eligibility to run for the position they chose. Following, will be a candidate meeting to go over the details regarding the election campaigning. Then the candidate will be publicized to Kean students and staff.
There will be multiple informational sessions held for students looking to become candidates, leading up to the close of applications. The dates are as follows:
Tuesday, February 8th, 3:15 to 4:30 pm - Greek Lounge
Tuesday, February 8th, 5 to 6 pm - Zoom
Monday, February 14th, 3:15 to 4:30 pm - MSC 226
Wednesday, February 16th, 12 to 1 pm - MSC 226
Wednesday, February 16th, 7 to 8 pm - Zoom
Friday, February 18th, 1 to 2pm - MSC 226
Friday, February 18th, 4 to 5pm - Zoom
Thursday, February 24th, 3:15 to 4:30 pm - MSC 315
Thursday, February 24th, 6 to 7 pm - Zoom
Sophomore class President, Jeremiah Monteiro expressed, “This year will be a huge year for Student Government Association as we are totally rebranded. This is the golden opportunity to have your voice heard and change Kean University for the better. As well as, vote for someone because you believe that they are more than capable of doing their job to the best of their ability.”
When it comes time to vote, students must go onto Cougar Link and click forms. Elections will run from Wednesday, April 6 at 9 a.m. to Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. The announcement regarding who won the elections will be held in the Greek Lounge, on April 7 at 5:30 pm. Student Government will also post the unofficial results on Cougar Link, following the in person announcement.
“On a final note, this year's election is an election like none other. With a new name and logo to be revealed, SGA will be the focal point of Kean University again! To prospective candidates, SGA has helped me with new opportunities that I never thought I could envision. I have met amazing people along the way and have the opportunity everyday to perfect my skills such as team building, critical thinking, communication, etc.”, Monteiro said.
If students have any questions or want more information they can contact the Director of Student Government, Stephanie Faser, at email@example.com or by phone at (908) 737-5195, (908) 737- 5250.
Best of luck to all of the upcoming eligible candidates!