Spring 2022 Special Elections- Applications Open
March 23, 2022 2:06 PM

The Campus Student Elections Commission (CSEC) is offering an additional opportunity for campus  elected positions.  Applications are available now for the Spring 2022 Special Election at www.studentelections.illinois.edu

Elected Positions Available

Student Trustee: A single student elected to this position represents the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on the University of Illinois System Board of Trustees. The website of the Board of Trustees can be found here: https://www.bot.uillinois.edu/about/meet_the_trustees. The Board of Trustees is made up of 13 members. The Governor of Illinois appoints 9 of the members. 3 of the members are students representing each university in the University of Illinois System (1 student from UIC, 1 student from UIS, and 1 student from UIUC). In addition, the Governor of Illinois serves as an ex officio member on the Board of Trustees. The position of Student Trustee is mandated by the University of Illinois System and the State of Illinois; the law regarding the position can be found here: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=011003100K1. Candidates for Student Trustee must be residents of the State of Illinois and must complete and submit a petition, which will be provided to you by the CSEC after your candidacy has been verified. 


Senator in the U-C Senate: The Urbana-Champaign Senate is the official Academic Senate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This body is mandated by the University of Illinois System in Article II of its Statutes (https://www.bot.uillinois.edu/governance/statutes) and is made up of 200 faculty, 50 students, and 10 professional members. The 50 student seats are divided proportionally among the colleges. A senate of this type must exist at each of the three universities in the University of Illinois System. The U-C Senate addresses academic policies such as the academic calendar, admissions requirements, degree requirements, and honorary degrees. The full scope of the U-C Senate can be found here: https://www.senate.illinois.edu/


For more information about the specific requirements for each position, please reference the Guide to Student Elections, which can be found here: https://studentelections.illinois.edu/docs/Election-Code-2021.pdf.


Deadline to apply for Student Trustee or UC-Senators is April 1st at 5pm.  The Special Election will be held April 12-13, 2022. 

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