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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, except for the position of Chief Justice that serves for two consecutive years. Voting takes place for two days at various polling locations on campus. If you have any questions regarding elections, you can contact the Elections Coordinator or Commissioner in the SGA office at GC 211 or WUC 301.

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

Cast your vote!

Voting will take place at voting.fiu.edu

How to vote online (video)

Elections Board

Daniela Mederos
Elections Commissioner
elections@fiu.edu

Elections timeline

Political party forms: February 5th - February 14th

Elections applications: February 15th - March 5th

Elections: March 30th - March 31st - voting.fiu.edu

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: Now until February 14 at 11:45pm (form is on Panther Connect) 

Application: Opens February 15 - March 5 at 11:59pm - voting.fiu.edu

2021 Election Results

** = Winner of Position

President & Vice President Candidate
** Alexander Rubido - President & Alexandra Ibarria - Vice President - The Future Is You

BBC Governor Candidate
** Brian Levine

Business Senator Candidates
** Alejandro Suarez
** Rodrigo Alea - The Future Is You
** Kristina Khudiakova - The Future Is You
** Sergio Reyes - The Future Is You
** Maria Paz Grijalba - The Future Is You

College of Arts, Science, and Education (CASE) Senator Candidates
** Tyler Lopez - The Future Is You
** Valentina Casanova - The Future Is You
** Christine Rubido - The Future Is You
** Jordan Morejon Castelli - The Future Is You
** Selina Mcfeeley - The Future Is You
** Daniela Cruz - The Future Is You
** Natalie Reymundo - The Future Is You
** Gabriela Alvarez - The Future Is You

Communication, Architecture & the Arts (CARTA) Senator Candidates
** Ivette Suarez - The Future Is You
** Gabriela Tovar - The Future Is You

Engineering & Computing Senator Candidates
** Cristhofer Lugo - The Future Is You
** Natalie Meneses
Alessandro Colangelo
Shania Layne
**Hervangelot Lordeus - The Future Is You
Justin Bu
** Eduardo Gonzalez

 

Graduate Senator Candidate
** Joshua Mandall

Honors Senator Candidate
** Alexander Collado - The Future Is You

Hospitality Senator Candidate
** Celesse Temes - The Future Is You

Housing-MMC Senator Candidates
** Jacob Bharat
** Sebastian Aviles - The Future Is You
** Taylor Sokolosky - The Future Is You
Andres Mattutat - The Future Is You

School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) Senator Candidates
** Sadie Testa-Secca - The Future Is You
Albany Florez
Luis Moros - The Future Is You
** Alexander Sutton - The Future Is You
** David Luis
Alexander J. Cobas
Averie Bischoff
Maria Alejandra Matiz

Lower Division- MMC Senator Candidate
Vacant

Nursing & Health Sciences Senator Candidate
** Joshua Lovo-Morales - The Future Is You

Public Health & Social Work Senator Candidate
** Tyra Moss - The Future Is You

Upper Division-MMC Senator Candidates
** Nicholas Pastrana - The Future Is You
** Marianne Ostos - The Future Is You