Just a few weeks after the Student Government Association’s officer elections, senators are suiting up for their own elections to take place. Voting begins on Monday April 18 at 8 a.m. through Thursday April 21 at 4 p.m. Voting will take place online through Shiplink again and an email will be sent to Shippensburg University students containing the voting link.
There are just three senator positions on the ballot for the 2022-2023 school year— the College of Business Senator, the College of Arts & Sciences Senator and the Class of 2024 Senator.
Additionally, the VP of Internal Affairs position will also be on the ballot. This is an officer position and traditionally is only run for in officer elections. However, no students ran for it during this year’s officer elections, and it was put in senator elections so students could have another chance to run.
Ethan Rosenberry and Kennedy Holt are running for vice president of internal affairs. Khalilh Jackson is running for college of business senator and Harun Pacavar is running for class of 2024 senator. Dameeyah Floyd and Alli Stull are running for college of arts and sciences senator.
Those running for the positions had to submit petitions to run after collecting signatures from their peers. Candidates had to get a minimum of 25 signatures to be eligible for election. These petitions were due on Monday, March 28 at 4 p.m.
Once the petitions were signed and returned, all candiates attended a mandatory meeting on April 4.
Following tradition, the candiadtes in the senator election will have the opportuniy to address thier peers before the polls open.
This Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. April 14, candidates will present speeches to students in McFeely’s Cafe located in the Ceddia Union Building. These speeches will detail the candidate’s goals and qualifications for their position.
Like the officer elections, an email will be sent out to students containig the link to online voting.
For more information about the senator elections monitor student emails or visit https://ship.campusgroups.com/sga/about/.