Call for Candidates: Petition Deadline March 5th!

 Call for Candidates

On April 9 – 12, 2018 the following offices will be filled through a general election of graduate students at UB:




The stipends for each of these positions will be $14,500 and the elected officers must be present and available to serve in the duties of their office from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019.

Any student enrolled in a department that is currently represented by GSA, who is in good academic standing, and has attended two Senate meetings in the past twelve months prior to becoming a candidate shall be eligible to run for office.  If you have not yet attended any GSA Senate meetings, the remaining meeting dates to fulfill this requirement are February 7, 2018 and March 7, 2018.

*Please note that international students holding an assistantship or any other employment will be restricted by federal work regulations and may not be eligible to run for office under United States Law.*

Petition packets for candidacy are now available in the GSA office (310 Student Union) and are due back to the Election Committee Chair by Monday, March 5, 2018 at 4:30pm.  Absolutely NO late submissions will be accepted.

All prospective candidates must attend a mandatory meeting with members of the Election Committee where the Election Rules and Regulations will be handed out and reviewed.  Meetings will be arranged between prospective candidates and the Election Committee to occur between Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Please contact the Election Committee Chair, Ariel Noffke ( to inquire about the details of the application procedure and formalities.