Class of 23 and 25 officer elections are underway

Kelly Adkins, Student Life Editor

It is that time of year again; members of the first-year (2025) and junior (2023) classes can apply to serve on their class executive board.

Class office operates under the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA), and is made up of five positions: president, vice president, treasurer, executive assistant and sergeant at arms. Each of these members serve for a two-year term.

Lilyan Lauzon, USGA executive assistant and elections committee head, is in the process of presenting the current class office candidates to the student body.

Lauzon said class office “is a group of passionate students who listen to feedback from their class, help plan fun traditions like the annual Snowball dance, and host events for the class like paint nights or movies nights.”

Lauzon also said that this board is one of the best entry-level leadership positions available at the university, since it is not as large of a time commitment as other opportunities and provides “a great space to grow as leaders.”

She encourages students, particularly those in the classes of 23 and 25, to attend the upcoming events.

On Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bartels Hall, day one of tabling commenced. Any students who missed it have the opportunity to attend on Sept. 21 from 2 to 7 p.m. to learn about their platforms.

The annual Meet the Candidates Night will follow Sept. 21’s tabling event, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Bergami Center 307 Auditorium. Students can drop in to further understand the candidates’ platforms and play Kahoot to engage with one another. All those who attend Meet the Candidates will be entered to win a $25 Zuppardi’s Apizza gift card, $15 Claire’s Corner Copia gift card or a $10 Amazon gift card.

Students are encouraged to vote, as each candidate requires 5% of their class body’s votes in order to hold office.

Voting will take place on Charger Connection; additionally, there will be voting tables inside Bartels from Sept. 22 through 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At these tables, students who show voting confirmation will be entered to win an Apple Watch, $25 Mecha Noodle gift card or a $10 Donut Crazy gift card. Students may also email Lauzon at [email protected], or direct message the USGA Instagram account (@humans_of_usga) with their voting confirmation to be entered for the same prizes.

The election timeline may be subject to change. Follow the USGA Instagram for updates, or email Lauzon with any questions.