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Elections

Student Government elections take place once each academic year to elect the Student Body Presidents and Vice Presidents, as well as Senators representing their respective Colleges within FIU. The Election process takes place every year on both at MMC and BBC.

All officials elected serve for a one-year term. Voting takes place for two days online at voting.fiu.edu. If you have any questions regarding elections, you can contact the Elections Commissioner in the SGA offices at GC 230 or WUC 353.

To qualify to run in the elections, a student must fill out the appropriate forms with the Elections Commissioner.

Forms

Candidate Expense Form

Elections Board

Ryan Vidal
Elections Commissioner
elections@fiu.edu

Elections timeline

Elections applications: January 31 – February 11th

Elections Info Sessions: January 27th @ 5pm & February 7th @ 2pm.
Register @ https://go.fiu.edu/ElectionsInfo

Campaigning: February 21st- March 23rd

President/VP Debate: March 16th 5pm-7pm Location: GC 243 / webcast: go.fiu.edu/sgadebate

Elections: March 22nd- March 23rd - voting.fiu.edu

Elections Announcements: March 25th

Special Elections: April 5th-April 6th – voting.fiu.edu

Special Elections Announcements: April 8th

Candidate qualifications

  • Qualifications for senate positions
    • Each Student Government Association Senator shall be registered to the specific school, college, class level, housing units that they represent
    • Each undergraduate student Senator shall maintain a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate credit hours; In the last Fall and Spring semester before graduation they shall be exempt from this requirement but must maintain a minimum of three(3) credit hours per semester
    • Each graduate student Senator shall maintain no less than a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average and a minimum of a 2.5 term grade point average. Be registered for a minimum number of credit hours so as to be considered full time for both the Fall and Spring terms as defined by FIU. In the last Fall and Spring Semester before graduation they shall be exempt from this requirement but must maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours
    • Each Law Senator shall be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as determined by the College of Law and the University. Maintain, during Fall and Spring semesters, a minimum number of courses so as to be considered full-time students by the College of Law. In the semester of graduation Law School Students shall be exempt from this requirement but must be taking at least one course
    • Each Medical Senator shall be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as determined by the College of Medicine and the University. Maintain, a minimum number of courses so as to be considered full-time students by the College of Medicine. In the semester of graduation Medical School Students shall be exempt from this requirement but must be taking at least one course
    • Lower Division Senators must have passed less than 60 credits at the time of election qualification or appointment.
    • Upper Division Senators must have passed more than 60 credits at the time of election qualification or appointment.

    ***Candidates seeking to hold office for the Governor, Lower Division- BBC Senator & Upper Division Senator must be taking at least 20% of their classes at BBC.

  • Qualifications for all Student Government officials
    • Be a degree seeking; registered non-staff student
    • Run for and hold only one office at a time.
    • Be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as detailed in the Student Code of Conductor individual University College.
    • Maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative undergraduate grade point average and a 2.0 term grade point average where applicable.
    • Each graduate student holding office shall maintain no less than a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average and a minimum of a 2.5 term grade point average. Be registered as full-time students for both the Fall and Spring semester as defined by FIU. In the semester of graduation, they shall be exempt from full-time enrollment requirements but must maintain a minimum of (3) credit hours.

Register as a candidate

Political Party Registration: December 6th- January 21st at 11:45pm (form is on Panther Connect)

Application: Opens January 31st until February at 11:59pm - voting.fiu.edu

President & Vice President
Cristhofer Lugo & Valentina Casanova

BBC Governor
Ava Barnd

Business Senator
Adrian Rodriguez
Aleck Estrada Arzamendi
Dylan Salem
Ian Lares-Chacin
Matthew Gaynor

College of Arts, Science, and Education (CASE) Senator
Tiara Campbell
Sergio Morizot-Leite
Nathalie Mendoza-Salas
Delano Cicconi
Nicolas Marquez
Kaitlyn Coll
Alexandria Moore
Taylor Sokolosky
Brian Fogel
Samuel Morales
Alexandra Miqueli

Communication, Architecture & the Arts (CARTA) Senator
Isabel Quintanilla
Rafael Moya-Palacios

Engineering & Computing Senator 
Fernando Melara Barahona
Francesca Casanova
Karina Hernandez
Sebastian Trevino

Graduate Senator 
Tasheema Lewis

Honors Senator 
Cassandra Soriano

Hospitality Senator 
Grace Mccullough

Housing-MMC Senator 
Mia Rodriguez
Sofia Castillo

Housing-BBC Senator 
TBA

School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) Senator 
Alexander Sutton
Kaily LaChapelle
Manuel Soltero

Lower Division- MMC Senator 
Zachary Stangl

Lower Division- BBC Senator 
John Boris

Nursing & Health Sciences Senator
Kenrik Chirinos

Public Health & Social Work Senator 
Matthew Micalizzi

Upper Division-MMC Senator 
Iara Raggio
Nathalie "Naty" Jusino

Upper Division- BBC Senator
David Luis

Online Senator Senator
Amanda Guerra