Student Government & Leadership

2015-2016 | Lawrenceville Campus
SGA General Election Information and Application

The Lawrenceville Campus Student Government Association (SGA) General Elections for 2015-2016 will take place on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Interested in running for a position?
If you are interested in running for a position, you must attend one of the following information sessions* listed below (only the SGA Elections and Recruitment Chair, Ruth DelPino, can grant exceptions).

*RUGC Note: Students interested in running for positions on Greek Council (RUGC) do not need to attend the general information sessions. Interested RUGC candidates must be a member in good standing of an IFC, IGC, or NPC chapter. RUGC applications are separate from the SGA General Election Application and can be downloaded from the “Greek Life Standards & Expectations” Canvas page; the RUGC application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5 p.m.

SGA General Election Information Sessions*

  • Tuesday, March 31, 12:15 p.m., *following Senate meeting
    Sweigart Auditorium
     
  • Wednesday, April 1, 11:30 a.m.
    BLC Student Leadership Suite
     
  • Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 p.m.
    BLC Student Leadership Suite
     
  • Thursday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.
    BLC Student Leadership Suite
     
  • Friday, April 3, 12:00 p.m.
    BLC Student Leadership Suite

Application Information

Applications are available online and the deadline to submit is Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5 p.m.

In addition to the online application, candidates should submit a headshot photo (JPEG/PNG preferred) and 50 student signatures (download form or pick-up a copy in the BLC Student Affairs Suite, Office of Campus Life) via email to RiderElections@gmail.com by the deadline.

Candidates will receive notice that they are on the ballot by midnight on April 6 at the latest. Once your application has been approved, you can begin to campaign for election.

During the campaigning period, destroying or tampering with another candidates campaign may result in disqualification.

The elections will be conducted using an online ballot and will be open on Monday, April 20 from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. A unique voting URL and password will be sent in a separate email to all Lawrenceville students to participate. The election results will be announced shortly after 5 p.m. on April 20 in the Cavalla Room.

Lawrenceville SGA General Election Timeline

  • March 31 - April 3: Election Information Sessions
     
  • Monday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m.: Election Applications Due (Apply online)
     
  • April 7-19: Election Campaigns Run
     
  • April 7 at 11:30 a.m.: Senate Meeting - "Meet the Candidates" (Sweigart Auditorium)
     
  • April 14 at 11:30 a.m.: Senate Meeting - "President/Vice President Candidate Debate" (Sweigart Auditorium)
     
  • April 20: Election Day (*Online ballot open 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; voting URL and password to be sent in a separate email)
    • Voting Booths: Daly's (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) / Cranberry's (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
       
  • April 20 at 5 p.m.: Election Results & Reception (Cavalla Room)
     
  • April 21-27: SGA Cabinet Applications Open

*GPA Minimum Requirements
There is a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement to run for positions for the following governments councils: Student Government Association Executive Board, Finance Board, Association of Commuting Students (ACS), and Class Councils.  The Greek Council (RUGC) requires a 2.75 minimum GPA and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) requires a 2.2 minimum GPA to run for office.

For any questions related to the SGA General Elections, please email RiderElections@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your interest in running and/or voting in the upcoming SGA General Elections!
Student Government Association and Office of Campus Life
 

2014-2015 SGA Contact Information

Association of Commuting Students
Represents the needs and viewpoints of the commuter student population and helps to make commuters feel that they are an integral part of the campus community.

President - Enza Talluto, tallutoe@rider.edu
Advisor – Richard Kopp, rkopp@rider.edu

Class Governments, Princeton
Governance for the student population based on class year at Westminster Choir College.

Emerging Leaders
Become recognized as a significant student leader among your peers.  This program offers all new students an opportunity to become involved in campus life and begin to develop the leadership skills needed to be successful in a professional career.  Network with fellow new students; connect with key student leaders, alumni, staff, and faculty and design and implement major student social events.
Lawrenceville Advisor - Nicholas Barbati, barbati@rider.edu

Princeton/Westminster Choir College Advisor - Christopher Botti, cbotti@rider.edu

Graduate Student Association, Princeton based
Student governance for the graduate student population at Westminster Choir College.

President – TBA in Fall
Advisor – TBA in Fall

Graduate Business Student Association
An association established to enhance its members’ connectedness through a variety of professional, informational and social activities and events.

Programming Board, Princeton based
Provides entertainment to Riders University’s student body while serving social, multicultural, educational, and recreational needs.

President - Heather Jones, jonesh@rider.edu
Advisor - Jane Ferrick, jferrick@rider.edu, 609-921-7100 x8264

Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Acts as a community government for each resident hall. RHA represents the rights and wellbeing of all resident students while providing programming that will benefit them.

Lawrenceville President - Kalyn Nevitt, nevittk@rider.edu
Lawrenceville Advisor - Jane Ferrick, jferrick@rider.edu

Princeton (WCC) President - Amanda Abdill, abdilla@rider.edu

Princeton (WCC) Advisor - TBD

Student Entertainment Council (SEC)
SEC is the main event programming student organization on the Lawrenceville campus. Students involved with the SEC will learn about performance management from booking an act to implementing technical components of a contractual rider.
President - Evan Gurman, gurmane@rider.edu
Advisor - Nicholas Barbati, barbati@rider.edu

Student Finance Board
Governing body that oversees the Student Activities Fee on behalf of the Student Government Association.
Lawrenceville Chair - Shaun Bartole, bartoles@rider.edu
Lawrenceville Advisor - Richard Kopp, rkopp@rider.edu

Princeton (WCC) Chair - Samantha Scully, scullys@rider.edu
Princeton (WCC) Advisor - TBD

Student Government Association
Main student governance body of Rider University.
Lawrenceville President - Allison Koury, kourya@rider.edu
Lawrenceville Advisor - Richard Kopp, rkopp@rider.edu
Princeton (WCC) President - Noreen Goldberg, goldbergn@rider.edu
Princeton (WCC) Advisor - Christopher Botti, cbotti@rider.edu