Elections

Are you interested in becoming a representative for your school? The Student Government Association (SGA) is represented by members of all four UTMB schools and exists to work for and on behalf the UTMB student body. Click here to learn more about SGA.

 

 

How Do SGA Elections Work?


If you are interested in being a candidate in the upcoming Student Government Association elections, you will need to turn in a self nomination form to The Office of Student Life. As of right now, students are encouraged to stay off campus and practice social distancing. To comply with these recommendations, we are asking students to email their completed nomination forms to tori.bradbery@utmb.edu.

Self Nomination Period: March 15 - March 26

Campaigning Period: March 30 - April 4

Voting Period: April 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

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SELF NOMINATION FORM

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SGA ELECTION GUIDELINES


Meet Your Candidates

 

When it comes time for election day, we want voters to be an informed as possible. Therefore, we will put together a "Meet the Candidates" sheet for each program so you can get to know the nominees before choosing your representatives. This sheet will be emailed out as well as posted below on April 2 - the Friday before the Election. 

 

 

  Frequently Asked Questions:

 


What is the time commitment for being a Senator?

SGA has Senate meetings the first and third Wednesday of every month at noon. These meetings are at currently held via Microsoft Teams; however, when we are able to go back to in-person meetings, they will be located in the Senate room of Jamail Student Center and lunch will be provided! These meetings are mandatory, however, you are allotted a certain amount of excused and unexcused absences. You will also be a part of a subcommittee of your choosing that will meet once a month at the convenience of the committee. Additionally, we host events throughout the year and encourage our Senators to help out whenever they can! 

What will I be doing as a Senator? 

As a Senator, you will serve as a representative of your school with the goal of making UTMB the best it can be. As hard as administration tries to make UTMB great for students, sometimes it takes a student's perspective to realize the things that are going well, as well as the things that could be improved. SGA offers students an avenue to bring these topics of interest to administration's attention and partner with them to resolve any issues that may be present. 

What are subcommittees?

SGA is broken up into four different subcommittees. These subcommittees are Student Outreach and Title IX, Social and Publicity, Intramurals and Field House, and Sustainability. Senators work within these subcommittees to plan events, carry out initiatives and serve as a student liaison between SGA and the associated UTMB department.

How does voting work?

All students will receive an email via Student Life with a link to vote. Voting will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. on the day of voting. All voting will be done online. There are computers available in Old Red and the library for students to use if needed. Results of the elections will be announced the next business day following voting. 

SOM MD Program: Combined Senator and Class Officer Position

SOM MD Program has combined SGA Senator and Class Officer positions. Therefore, the SOM Class President will be also be a Full-Time Senator and vice-versa. The combined positions are as followed:

  • SOM Class President - Full Time Senator
  • SOM Class Vice-President - Full Time Senator
  • SOM Class Treasurer/Secretary - Alternate Senator

* While these positions are combined, the Office of Student Life only oversees the Student Government role of Senator. For more information on the roles of Class Officer, please contact SOM Student Affairs.

Office of Student Life

Second Floor
Lee Hage Jamail Student Center
Galveston, TX 77555-1316
(409) 772-1996