How does Class Councils differ from Student Government?
- While Student Government aims to foster student success in areas such as Diversity, University Relations, University Life, University Services (including dining, housing, parking & transportation), Government and Academic Affairs, University Relations, and Parking Affairs, Class Councils focuses soley on creating tradition and outreach initiatives for specific graduating classes, as to create stronger alumni ties to the university after graduation. Class Councils tends to focus more on programming and tradition than on the legislative affairs and initiatives set forth by Student Government. To learn how to join student government or to receive more information, please visit the SG website at sg.gmu.edu
How do I sign up to run office?
- Information on how to run for office is available on our elections page, http://classcouncils.gmu.edu/Elections.html
How long are the election terms?
- Election terms will last one calendar year (Usually September-September). The first ever round of election terms will last from November of 2011 until September of 2012.
How is my class year distinguished?
- Class year is distinguished simply by credit hour. Freshmen Class: 1-30 credits; Sophomore Class 31-60 credits; Junior Class 61-90 credits; Senior Class 91+ credits. If you wish to run for office for a class different from that of your current number of credits (situations where one may be graduating early or may be ahead in credit hours yet still plan to graduate in a different year,) please contact the Class Council Adviser Michelle Davis, as we do make exceptions in particular circumstances.
Is there any rule saying I can’t be a Class Officer if I am already a Student Senator?
- As the Class Council Association and Student Government are two separate organizations, there is no rule prohibiting one from running for both Student Senate and Class Council office.
- Please contact Mary Vertucci, Founder and Program Assistant for the Class Council Association at firstname.lastname@example.org