Election Schedule
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Election Schedule

2014 A.S. Elections

 

I Can Meet The Candidates

 

Elections for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors is now closed. Check back in the Spring for the 2015 Elections Calendar!

For more information on A.S. Elections, contact:
Student Elections Commission
Clark Hall 140
(408) 924 - 5656
student-elections@sjsu.edu

 

POSITION STIPENDS

Officers: $1,100/Monthly
Directors: $600/Monthly
 

GPA REQUIREMENTS

During the spring of 2013, the Associated Students Board of Directors approved an action item to revise the minimum GPA for Board members, to be in effect for the following term. Board directors must maintain a cumulative on-campus (SJSU) GPA of at least 2.0 while in office and the semester running for office. The new amendment can be found in Article III, Section III C of the A.S. Bylaws. This is separate from the minimum qualifications mandated by the SJSU University Policy S05-04 and Executive Order 1006.
 

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS BYLAWS

1. Each individual seeking to become or remain an Officer or Director must comply with the academic requirements established by the California State University and San José State University. (See Executive Order 1006 and University Policy S05-4)
2. No student shall hold more than one Associated Students office, excluding committee memberships, during the tenure of office.
3. Executive officers shall have attended San José State University at least two (2) of the preceding three (3) semesters before the first day of October following elections.
4. All officers shall maintain at least six (6) units of credit at the time of election and during the entire tenure of office.
5. No student shall hold any one position on the Associated Students Board of Directors or in the A.S. Executive Branch for more than two academic years and no student shall serve in any office in the Associated Students, exclusive of A.S. committees and boards, for more than three academic years.
 

MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR STUDENT OFFICE HOLDERS

(SJSU) University Policy S05-04 and Executive Order 1006
All student representatives must be matriculated at a CSU campus maintaining a minimum overall on-campus 2.0 grade point average (GPA) each term, must be in good standing, and must not be on probation of any kind. This requirement applies to the major student government offices (A.S. officers) and minor representative officers (Presidents and Treasurers of recognized student organizations).
1. Residency: Undergraduate candidates for office must have been enrolled at SJSU and have completed at least one of the two semesters (fall or spring) immediately prior to the semester of the election, earning a minimum of 6 (six) semester units during that semester. Graduate and credential candidates for office must earn 6 (six) semester units per term of continuous attendance as a new graduate or credential student to be eligible. Additionally, graduate and credential students who received a bachelor’s degree or credential within the past three years from SJSU must have earned a total minimum of 12 (twelve) semester units during their last year as an undergraduate to be eligible.

2. Unit Load: Undergraduate students must be enrolled in and complete at least 6 (six) units of credit and graduate and credential students must be enrolled in and complete at least 3 (three) units of credit at SJSU each fall and spring semester while holding office, as well as during the semester running for office. This requirement does not pertain to summer and winter terms, nor may units earned then be used to meet this requirement. Students must meet unit load requirements prior to the last day to add classes each semester. Failure to complete or enroll in the required number of semester units by the end of the semester or add deadline, respectively, makes the student immediately ineligible to continue to hold or to assume office.

3. Maximum Allowable Units: Undergraduate students are allowed to earn a maximum of 150 semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater. Graduate and credential students are allowed to earn a maximum of 50 semester units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater. Double majors do not exempt the student from this requirement. Students holding over that number of units are not eligible for major student government office. Students who do not currently exceed the maximum allowable units, but who would do so in meeting the candidate unit load requirement are ineligible to run for or continue to hold office.

4. Non-conflict of Interest Statement: Students elected to office are required to sign a “Certification of Non-Conflict of Interest”. A portion of that statement includes: “ In addition, I am aware and will follow corporate policy, which prohibits a member of the Board from simultaneously serving as a director or chair of a corporate program or service where there is a stipend or grant-in-aid awarded by Associated Students. Employment of any kind with Associated Students is also prohibited.”

5. Fiduciary and Legal Responsibilities: As elected officials of Associated Students, you are bound to comply with California Education Code, Title V and the California Corporations Code regarding fiduciary and legal responsibilities. Fiduciary responsibilities involve a confidence or trust of the public’s money with Board members required to act in a prudent and responsible manner. Additional information will be discussed at the internship program and training workshops for elected officers.