Class Boards (CB)
If you would like to become a representative for your class, you must run in an election. Elections are held twice a year: in the fall for incoming freshmen and in the spring for upperclassmen. You may run for the following positions:
- Vice-President of External Affairs (VP External)
- Vice-President of Internal Affairs (VP Internal)
- Vice-President of Finances (VP Finances)
- School of Arts & Sciences, Class Chairs (SAS Chairs)
- School of Engineering & Applied Science, Class Chair (SEAS Chair)
- Wharton School, Class Chair (Wharton Chair)
- School of Nursing, Class Chair (Nursing Chair)
Individual Class Boards may also create appointed positions in addition to the elected positions. Please see the respective CB site and contact the executive board directly.
Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC)
The NEC admits its new members at the start of each school year, and internal elections in the spring of each year determine the executive board for the following year. Since NEC members are committed to the organization for their entire undergraduate career, most join in their freshman or sophomore year.
To join the NEC, you mustand interview with the Executive Board.
Social Planning & Events Committee (SPEC)
SPEC runs many committees under its umbrella, with open membership to any member of the undergraduate community. The directors of these committees also appoint the SPEC Executive each year.
Student Activities Council (SAC)
SAC is composed of members from SAC-recognized groups, such as student clubs, which send delegates to the Student Activities Council. Once involved in such a group, you may run for a position on SAC’s executive board.
Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE)
SCUE accepts membership applications twice each school year at the start of the fall and spring semesters. Each January, internal elections determine the Steering Committee for the following year. Applicants should be in their freshman or sophomore year.
To join SCUE, you mustand interview with the Steering Committee.
Undergraduate Assembly (UA)
The Undergraduate Assembly’s membership is primarily determined through elections operated by the NEC. If you would like to become a UA representative, you must run in an election. Elections are held twice a year: in the fall for incoming freshmen, and in the spring for upperclassmen.
At the start of the school year, freshmen may run for the New Student Representatives (Freshman Reps) seats. At the close of the school year, students joining the UA for the first time can run for:
- School of Arts & Sciences Representatives (SAS Reps)
- Wharton School Representatives (Wharton Reps)
- School of Engineering & Applied Science Representatives (SEAS Reps)
- School of Nursing Representative(s) (Nursing Rep(s))
(The positions of President and Vice-President are also, in theory, accessible to students who have never been in the UA, although such a candidacy is exceedingly rare.)
The number of seats available for each is determined by the NEC, in accordance with the Constitution of the Undergraduate Assembly, the Fair Practices Code, and other applicable bylaws.
The UA’s cabinet is determined by internal vote, and the UA accepts applications for Associate Members who may join in supplementary roles without election.