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Who are Academic Senators?

MUSG is made up of students. Every decision the student senate makes directly effects us, as well as the rest of the student body. It is important to us that MUSG senators work with and on behalf of students. Senators write real legislation to be passed on to administrators, meet with faculty and university officials to discuss concerns, plan forums and events focused on specific topics and gain student feedback through surveys and meeting with students.

Duties and Responsibilities of Academic Senators

  • Attend weekly Senate meetings held on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

  • Attend a mandatory MUSG retreat the weekend of September 20, 2019.

  • Attend your constituent meetings (College Council if in place).

  • Attend all additional meetings scheduled by the Legislative Vice President.

  • Hold at least one office hour every week.

  • Actively seek out and represent the opinion of their constituency.

  • Participate in at least one of the following standing committees of the Senate: Academics, Business and Administration, Student Life, or Student Organizations.

What is Student Senate?

Change Agents. Difference Makers. Helping Hands. These phrases exemplify what MUSG’s Senate is all about. MUSG represents the students, and senate is the means to act on what student’s desire. Ever since the founding of MUSG, senate has enacted meaningful change on Marquette’s campus. Whether it be through resolutions to directly help campus, or recommendations to administration, senate strives every day to deliver on issues that matter to the students.

The MUSG Senate actively identifies, addresses, and represents students’ needs, concerns, and interests. As a body, it is our sole job to represent the students and champion initiatives and ideas that will make the Marquette student experience.

Running for an Academic Senator Seat

In order to be placed on the ballot, candidates need to obtain the required number of signatures (see below). Only signatures of eligible voters accompanied by appropriate MUID numbers will be counted as valid on the ballot nomination form.  Academic Senators must request signatures from eligible voters in their respective colleges.

Requirements for registration are enumerated below:

  1. Minimun 2.0 cumulative GPA​.

  2. Signatures from full-time undergraduate students in your college as noted above (download Ballot Nomination Form)

  3. Completion of Candidate Registration Form, which includes your statement of objectives, and completion of the Campaign Materials and Expenditures Form.

  4. If you plan to have a campaign team, completion of the Official Campaign Workers Form. 

  5. Reading the Official Election Rules.

 

 

 

 

Additionally, please be aware of the following:

  • Candidates for President/Executive Vice President may not spend more than $500 as a ticket.

  • If you receive a discounted price on campaign materials, you must submit the full (retail) price on your Expenditures Form.

  • You may not use the Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement (CLSI) or MUSG resources to produce your campaign material.

  • All receipts must be turned in to MUSG officials before the elections, attached to the Expenditures Form.

  • You will NOT be reimbursed (by MUSG or Marquette University) for the money you spend on your campaign.

  • The Elections Committee will work to approve campaign material in one business day.

  • The Elections Committee must have a copy of all campaign materials.

  • You must receive MUSG Elections Coordinator’s approval on all campaign materials before posting and/or distributing.

  • The Elections Committee will enforce all election rules; infractions may result in penalties. Candidates are responsible for knowing and understanding all of the rules. Please read the Election Rules thoroughly and completely.

  • If you have a question, ask a committee member or the Elections Coordinator before taking action. All questions are welcomed and, in fact, encouraged.

All voting will take place online and the MUSG office will be open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to answer questions throughout the day.

 

If you have any questions, please contact MUSG at 414-288-7416.

Important Dates:

  • 3/7/2019 : Candidate Registration form (online) deadline AND Signature Form due MUSG office by 6:00 p.m. CST

  • 3/18/2019: Campaigning officially begins, after stated approval from Elections Coordinator

  • 3/28/2019: Election Day, voting opens at 12am and closes at 10pm

  • 3/29/2019: Elections Press Conference, outside MUSG, 12:00 p.m.

*If there are question or concerns about any of the dates above, please contact the Elections Coordinator.

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