Running in the SU Election
Why you should consider running in the SU General Election
Are you an effective leader? Do you want to make a true difference in your campus community? Does the idea of representing you faculty peers excite you? If you answered “yes” to these questions then you should consider running for a position with your Students’ Union (SU).
Through the SU’s annual General Election all undergraduates at the University of Calgary have the opportunity to run for seats on the Student Legislative Council (SLC). The SLC is the SU’s highest governing body and is authorized to make bylaws and policy regarding membership, elections, governance structure, meetings, membership fees, the management and operations of assets, appointment to committees and any other matters that students care about.
SLC is currently made up of a total of twenty-six (26) SLC Members:
- Seventeen (18) members are Faculty Representatives, who are elected by students of their specific faculty. The number of faculty representatives per faculty coincides with the size of the appropriate faculty;
- Five (5) members are Executives, elected by students at-large;
- SLC also includes one (1) University of Calgary Board of Governors Representative and two (2) senate representatives.
If elected, SLC members serve for a period of one academic year (May 1 – April 30)
Seeking a nomination to run in the SU General Election
The SU General Election occurs every academic year from February – March. Early in the New Year your SU will post a notification asking for nominees interested in running for an elected position with the Students’ Union.
This nomination procedure includes a detailed nomination package that can be accessed online or by visiting the SU office (MSC 251). Before deciding to run you should also consult our SU Election Policies and Procedures section on this site as well as the Position Descriptions page.