Eligibility

Position Eligibility Requirements and Contact Information
This information was provided by the entities below and not the Election Commission. Should you have any questions regarding eligibility and responsibilities of these positions, please contact the individuals below and not the Election Commissioner.
According to the SGA constitution and 2020-2021 Election Regulations:
ARTICLE III.
Filing
section I. Candidate Eligibility
(a) General Qualifications for Office
     (1) All candidates must meet the qualifications for their respective offices as set forth in the Texas A&M University Student Rules and their respective organization’s governing documents.
     (2) Undergraduate Students may be classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors according to the starting date of their undergraduate studies or, if the candidate requests, according to the number of course hours they have completed if that places them ahead of their class year. Graduate Students are considered to be in their own classification.
 

Fall Election Positions

Class President: Class of 2024 

a. Must fulfill the minimum requirements for officers of student organizations as stated in the University Rules and Regulations as well as the requirements stated in the Class Councils Constitution.

b. Must have at least a 2.25 overall GPR and maintained a 2.00 GPR for the preceding regular semester or the summer semester at the time of election and during the term of office. In order for summer coursework to qualify toward a grade point ratio prior to election/appointment, at least six credit hours must have been taken during the course of either the full or two summer session(s) at Texas A&M University ;

c. maintain a 2.25 overall GPR during the term of office;

d. Freshmen and transfer students are eligible based on their admission to Texas A&M, but must meet the 2.25 overall GPR requirement after semester;

e. Must be a full-time student at Texas A&M University (enrolled in at least 12 hours at Texas A&M University) during the regular semesters, as well as be in good standing with the university during their term of office

f. Exceptions can be made, up to the discretion of the advisor and Executive Team, for students that are co-enrolled with another university such as Blinn or via online courses, for students who do not need full-time status to graduate on time, or for other extenuating circumstances

g. An appeal may be made, and a  final appeal may be submitted to the Department of Student Activities and the appropriate administrator will use discretion to clarify the matter.

 

Student Senate 

 

- Contact: Zach McCue (senatespeaker@dsa.tamu.edu)

No member of the Student Senate shall be on scholastic or conduct probation with the University.  All members must comply with the academic standards as set forth in the University Rules and Regulations, as well as have at least a 2.0 cumulative and term grade point ratio for undergraduate students and at least a 3.00 cumulative and term grade point ratio for graduate students at the time of their election or appointment.  All members shall maintain these grade point ratios for every semester (spring, summer, and fall) while in office. Students are ineligible to run for office within the semester they are graduating unless they are accepted to attend graduate school at Texas A&M.

 

Caucus Specific Eligibility for Student Senate

College of Architecture (2):

 The two (2) seats shall be two (2) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Architecture.

 

Lowry Mays School of Business (1): 

The four (4) seats shall be four (4) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Business AdministrationOnly one (1) seat is vacant as of Fall 2020 and is to be elected during the Fall 2020 Student Body Elections.

 

College of Education and Human Development (2): 

The four (4) seats shall be four (4) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Education. Only two (2) seats are vacant as of Fall 2020 and are to be elected during the Fall 2020 Student Body Elections.

 

College of Engineering (1): 

The nine (9) seats shall be nine (9) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Engineering. Only one (1) seat is vacant as of Fall 2020 and is to be elected during the Fall 2020 Student Body Elections.

Freshman representatives (2)

The two (2) seats shall be two (2) students of freshman classification at-large.

On-Campus (1): Competition for the five (5) at-large seats shall be divided among non-Corps of Cadets members living in Residence Halls managed by Texas A&M Reslife. Only one (1) seat is vacant as of Fall 2020 and is to be elected during the Fall 2020 Student Body Elections.

Off-Campus (4): 

The thirty-two (32) seats shall be thirty-two (32) off-campus residents at-large. Only four (4) seats are vacant as of Fall 2020 and are to be elected during the Fall 2020 Student Body Elections.

Transition Academic Programs (1):

The two (2) seats shall be two (2) currently enrolled students at large within the Transition Academic Programs at the time of their respective elections. Only one (1) seat is vacant as of Fall 2020 and is to be elected during the Fall 2020 Student Body Elections.

 

Texas A&M University Election Commission