Texas A&M University Election Commission

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 2016-2017 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.    

Spring Elections Positions

Student Body President - Contact: Hannah Wimberly (sbp@tamu.edu)

The Student Body President shall have been enrolled at and in good standing with Texas A&M University for at least three (3) academic semesters (fall or spring) preceding his election to office. The spring academic semester during which the Student Body President is elected to office shall count towards this total. 

 

Senior Yell Leaders (3) - Contact: Kenneth Johnson (kjohnson@stuact.tamu.edu)

- Must be a current full-time student at Texas A&M University as well as be in good standing with the university.

- Must have posted at least a 2.0 GPA in the Fall 2016 semester and have at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA.

- Must not be on any kind of conduct probation with the University.

- Must be classified as a senior according to at least one of the following definitions:

  • originally entered the university in the summer or fall semester of 2014

  • cadet class and rank (Corps of Cadets only)

  • successfully completed hours as determined by the University Registrar (transfer students only)

Click here for more information on the responsibilities of senior yell leader.

 

Junior Yell Leaders (2) Contact: Kenneth Johnson (kjohnson@stuact.tamu.edu)

- Must be a current full-time student at Texas A&M University as well as be in good standing with the university.

- Must have posted at least a 2.0 GPA in the Fall 2016 semester and have at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA.

- Must not be on any kind of conduct probation with the University.

- Must be classified as a senior according to at least one of the following definitions:

  • originally entered the university in the summer or fall semester of 2015

  • cadet class and rank (Corps of Cadets only)

  • successfully completed hours as determined by the University Registrar (transfer students only)

Click here for more information on the responsibilities of junior yell leader.

 

Class of 2018 Class Agents - Contact: Kellie Malone (kmalone08@aggienetwork.com) or Clay Jackson (cjackson09@aggienetwork.com)

Must attend interest meeting and sign intent to serve form on Friday, Feburary 10th at 4:00 pm at the Association. 

Find more information at https://www.aggienetwork.com/theassociation/agents.aspx

  1. Attend the Leadership Council Weekends held in the Fall and Spring

  2. Attend a Class Agents training held at The Association upon election

  3. Serve on the Leadership Council where you will represent your Class 

  4. Learn about the Annual Fund, the Century Club and other contribution programs at The Association of Former Students.

  5. Be an Active Member & encourage Classmates to become Active Members of The Association.*

  6. Pass Class news items and Classmate updates on to The Association

  7. Write 2-3 Class newsletters a year

  8. Keep in touch with Classmates

  9. Plan, organize and facilitate formal and mini Class Reunions with the assistance of The Association staff

  10. Manage any existing or new Class Gifts

  11. Maintain ties with Classmates and serve as the liaison between your Class and The Association of Former Students

  12. Also, any team running for Class Agent must also attend a candidates meeting with The Association staff in addition to the mandatory candidates meeting.

 

Class of 2018 Class Gift - Contact: Berryman Toler (berrymantoler@tamu.edu)

Class President: Class of 2018, 2019, 2020 - Contact: Claire Wimberly (cwim28@tamu.edu)

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.

 

Residential Housing Association

President and Vice President - Contact Bryan McBride ( bmcbride17@tamu.edu)

A minimum 2.25 GPA and must live on-campus while serving as president or vice president.

 

Student Senate - Contact: Joseph Hood (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.

 

Caucus Specific Eligibility for Student Senate

-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (5): The five (5) seats shall be five (5) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

 

-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 (4): The four (4) seats shall be four (4) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Business Administration.

 

-College of Education (4): The four (4) seats shall be four (4) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Education.

 

-The Dwight Look College of Engineering (9): The nine (9) seats shall be nine (9) currently enrolled students at-large within the Dwight Look College of Engineering.

 

-Transistion Academic Programs (2): 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.

 

-Colleges of Sciences (3): The three (3) seats shall be three (3) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Science.

 

-College of Geo-Sciences (2): The two (2) seats shall be two (2) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Geo-Science.

 

-College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2): The two (2) seats shall be two (2) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

 

-College of Liberal Arts (6): The six (6) seats shall be six (6) currently enrolled students at-large within the College of Liberal Arts and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

 

-On-Campus (5): 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. This includes White Creek Apartments.

 

-Corps of Cadets (2): Competition for the two (2) at-large seats shall be divided among members of the Corps of Cadets living on campus.

-Off-Campus (32): The thirty-two (32) seats shall be thirty-two (32) off-campus residents at-large.