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Student Trustee Election 2019-2020

The Student Trustee is our campus student representative to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees (BOT). The Student Trustee serves as a BOT voting member (note: this changes year to year, in Academic Year 19-20, our student trustee will have a vote), providing student representation for our campus. In addition, the Student Trustee is a member of the all-schools Student Government Alliance (SGA) and is invited to participate in a number of campus-governing committees to provide student input. View the roles and responsibilities of the position here.

Eligibility Requirements: The Student Trustee must be a fulltime enrolled degree-seeking student (GSBS student candidates should be in their 2nd year or beyond).

Nomination and Election Guidelines:

  • The nomination process outlines how each candidate may make a statement about his/her goals and intentions if elected
  • The UMass email distribution lists may not be used to campaign
  • Curricular/classroom time may not be used to campaign
  • There should be no money spent to campaign

Applicants or nominators must provide brief answers to each of these items (up to 300 words allowed in each field):

  • Please list any prior service in leadership roles (at UMass and other)
  • Please identify any specific issues you would like to see addressed by this position in the coming year
  • Tell us about yourself, what you hope to accomplish as the Student Trustee and why you should be selected to serve

The timeline for the election is as follows:
April 1-11: Nominations submitted 
April 12-26: Voting open
April 29: Candidate is announced 
May 15: Chancellor submits selection to Board of Trustees
Month of July: Board Orientation, Swearing in at State House

Nominees: Please know your responses will be included on the election page and serve as your public platform to the UMMS student body. 

Questions? Contact the Student Government Alliance at SGA@umassmed.edu.

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Board of Trustees under G.L.c.75, the following shall constitute the minimally required criteria and procedures for the election of a student trustee by the undergraduate and graduate students of each campus of the University of Massachusetts… [Doc. T91-133B, as amended, Passed by the BOT 2/5/92]

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