2019 Timeline

NOTE: If you have an unavoidable conflict for any of the mandatory events below but would still like to run for a position, please email elections.ucs@gmail.com and let us know so we can find a time to meet with you.

1. Information Session - Every candidate must attend one info session before being eligible to collect signatures for petition

  • Info Session 1: Monday, September 9 from 5-6PM, Alumnae Hall Crystal Room

  • Info Session 2: Monday, September 9 from 7-8PM, Alumnae Hall Crystal Room

2. Campaign Material Due

  • Sunday, September 15 at 5PM via email to elections.ucs@gmail.com

  • All petitions, candidate statements (including a photo), and campaign materials are due by 5PM. The personal statements and campaign materials should be emailed to elections.ucs@gmail.com. All petitions must be turned in to Isaac Albanese in the SAO office.

3. Office Hours for Approval of Campaign Material

  • Sunday, September 15 at 8-9PM & Monday, September 16 at 8-9PM, Page-Robinson Lobby

  • Elections Board officers will conduct regular office hours to answer questions and approve ALL campaign materials, stamp posters, and okay online endeavors.

4. Campaigning Period

  • Sunday, September 15 at 5PM to Thursday, September 19 at 12PM

5. Voting Period

  • Sunday, September 17 at 12 PM to Thursday, September 19 at 12 PM

  • The polls are open and voting occurs online through Qualtrics.

6. Election Results Announced

  • Thursday, September 19 at 10 PM

  • Faunce Steps at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center


First Year Elected Positions

First Year Rep:

  • Serve as a liaison between first year class and general UCS body by representing first year opinions and increasing first year involvement with student government

  • Lead first year community events and projects (i.e. community forums, create communication channels, etc.) for first years at least once a semester to address any first year concerns 

  • Work closely with UCS Executive Board and Management Board

  • Host UCS first year bonding events at least once a semester

Appointed Positions

Information for appointed positions will be given out at the UCS General Body meeting on Wednesday, September 11th at 7pm in Petteruti Lounge on the second floor of Faunce. Applications for appointed positions will be due on Friday, September 20th at 8pm via Google form. Interviews for appointed positions will take place from 9/20 to 9/24.

Secretary:

  • Maintain general body meeting minutes 

  • Check UCS email at least once a day and forward emails as necessary

  • Track and review attendance and email voting members as necessary

  • Serve on UCS Management Board and support internal functions of the council  

Alumni Liaison:

  • Maintain alumni database for UCS membership and build alumni network with current UCS members, social events, and community building

  • Help Chief of Staff coordinate outreach to potential alumni partners for UCS initiatives

  • Spearhead the annual UCS alumni reception 

  • Work with BrownConnect and CareerLAB to create greater networking and alumni relations opportunities for UCS and student body at large

  • Create alumni highlight stories with where they are now for monthly UCS newsletter

  • Serve on UCS Management Board and support internal functions of the council  

Historian:

  • Document current UCS initiatives and manage historical database of UCS initiatives

  • Partner with the UCS webmaster to update current and historical initiatives on the website 

  • Create media documenting UCS work (i.e. photography, videos, etc.) as necessary

  • Serve on UCS Management Board and support internal functions of the council  

Parliamentarian:

  • Ensure procedures followed in general body are consistent with the procedures set in the UCS Constitution

  • Periodically review UCS code and recommend updates or changes 

  • Serve on UCS Management Board and support internal functions of the council  

Webmaster:

  • Work closely with the executive board to keep UCS (squarespace) website and sections up-to-date 

  • Coordinate with communications chair on publicity campaigns 

  • Serve on UCS Management Board and support internal functions of the council 

Internally Elected Positions

Internal elections will take place at the UCS General Body meeting on Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm in Petteruti Lounge.

UCS/UFB Liaison:

  • Attend both UCS general body and UFB meetings to relay information pertinent to both groups

  • Work closely with the UCS executive and management boards to support broader UCS initiatives 

Chair of Student Activities:

  • Must have at least 1 year of UCS experience

  • Work closely with the SAO (Student activities office) to oversee categorization and recategorization of all student groups

  • Lead weekly committee meetings and organization of Campus of Consent trainings  

  • Attend weekly UCS executive board and general body meetings and support broader UCS initiatives 

  • Serve as a UFB representative


Example Platforms

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