Petitions available for University Council Representative

Petitions for the University Council Representative position will be made available on Monday, March 13th and due Friday, March 31st. Any full-time University at Buffalo student is eligible to run for the position. Responsibilities of the University Council Representative include:

  • Sitting on the University at Buffalo Council, which serves as the primary oversight and advisory body to the institution
  • Represent the 30,000 students who attend the University at Buffalo
  • Chair the Council of Advocacy and Leadership (COAL), a committee consisting of leadership from UB’s 7 student governments
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Staff Senate and Professional Staff Senate

Petitions can be picked up at the front desk in the Campus Life (formerly Student Life) office located in 150 Student Union. They will also be made available at the Student Life Office in Harriman Hall on South Campus, the Undergraduate Student Association (350 SU), and Graduate Student Association Office (310 SU). Completed petitions must contain the signatures of 300 registered UB students.

The timeline for this year’s election process is listed below.

Timeline for the 2017 University Council Elections

Monday, March 13: Petitions made available at all locations; All Governmental Offices and Student Life

Friday, March 31: Petitions are due by 1:00pm to Campus Life in 150 SU

Wednesday, April 5: Mandatory Candidate Meeting at 5:00pm in 150 SU

Wednesday, April 5: Campaigning begins following Mandatory Candidate Meeting

Thursday, April 6: Platforms due to Luke Haumesser, 150 Student Union, by 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 11: Endorsements due to Luke Haumesser via email by 5pm

Tuesday, April 18: Elections held online beginning at 12am

Wednesday, April 19: Elections held online

Thursday, April 20: Elections held online and close at 5:00pm

Friday, April 21: Expenditure reports due no later than 5pm/when polling closes

Friday, April 21: Unofficial election results available

Monday, April 24: Official election results available