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: Sunday, February 24 from 5-6 PM, Page-Robinson 301

  • Info Session 2: Wednesday, February 27 from 6-7 PM, Page-Robinson 302

  • Info Session 3: Thursday, February 28 from 8-9 PM, Page-Robinson 301

2. Candidates Meeting - Attendance is MANDATORY to declare your candidacy

  • Sunday, March 10 at 8-9 PM, Kassar Fox Auditorium

  • All petitions, candidate statements (including a photo), and names of campaign managers are due at this meeting. The personal statements should be emailed BEFORE the start of the meeting. Elections Board will review the elections calendar, rules of campaigning, and approval of campaign materials.

3. Office Hours for Approval of Campaign Material

  • Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 19, 9-10 am and 5-6 pm each day, 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. UCS/UFB Candidate Debate

  • Sunday, March 17 at 7-9 PM, 85 Waterman 130

  • This event will allow candidates for UCS President and Vice-President and UFB Chair and Vice-Chair to debate their platforms and campus issues.

  • All Category 3 groups that want to endorse a UFB Chair or Vice Chair candidate, and any categorized groups that want to endorse a UCS President/Vice President must check-in at the debates.

5. Student Group Endorsements Due

  • Monday, March 18 by 12 PM at elections.ucs@gmail.com

  • All eligible categorized groups must send in their endorsements to the UCS gmail, which will then be posted on the elections webpage.

6. Voting Period

  • Tuesday, March 19 at 12 PM to Thursday, March 21 at 12 PM

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

7. Election Results Announced

  • Thursday, March 21 at 10 PM

  • Faunce Steps at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

Campus-wide Elected Positions

UCS President: The head of the Council and chief liaison between the Council and the administration. The President is the external face of UCS, managing the Council's relationship with external stakeholders. The President also presides over the General Body and Executive Board meetings.

UCS Vice President: The second-in-command of the Council, mainly in charge of the internal functioning of UCS- particularly maintenance and smooth operation of its committees. The Vice President also works closely with President to set the agenda of the Council. The VP also chairs the Outreach and Advocacy Committee. 

UCS Chair of Academic Affairs: The chair of this committee focuses on a broad range of issues that pinpoint ways for Brown students to better engage with their curriculum and to utilize advising resources across campus. This translates to a committee emphasis on, but definitely not limited to, initiatives that improve advising networks, increase diversity in the classroom, emphasize social engagement within the curriculum, increase relevant course offerings, and extend interdisciplinary opportunities. Our committee works closely with the Office of the Dean of the College, the Meiklejohn Program, the Curricular Resource Center, and academic departments to ensure that students have (and recognize) all the resources they need to take advantage of Brown's academic offerings.

UCS Chair of Campus Life: The chair of this committee works to enhance the lives of students by focusing on dining, residential life, and safety on campus. This committee works closely with Dining Services, the Office of Residential Life, and the Department of Public Safety to ensure that students’ voices are represented as new initiatives are put into effect. Additionally, this committee overseas student services that do not fall into other committees' program areas, such as the mailroom, Brown id cards, and campus shuttles. 

UCS Chair of Student Activities: The chair of this committee shall have the responsibility, along with the rest of the Student Activities Committee, of overseeing UCS's interaction with student groups. This committee organizes the constituting process both for new student groups and for existing groups seeking to attain a higher category. The chair serves as a representative on the Undergraduate Finance Board and is one of the two official UCS liaisons to all UCS recognized groups.

UCS Chair of Student Wellness: The chair of this committee is responsible for the Council's advocacy work associated with improving students' mental and physical well-being on campus. This includes but is not limited to initiatives related to mental health, sexual assault prevention, and campus accessibility. As such, the committee collaborates with Counseling and Psychological Services, Title IX Office, Student and Employee Accessibility Services, Health Services, Office of Student Life, and the Chaplains Office. 

UCS Treasurer: The person in charge of the budget and resources for the Undergraduate Council of Students, which includes managing the New Initiatives Fund and working closely with the UCS Executive Board to organize and plan all of UCS' monetary functions.

Undergraduate Finance Board (UFB) Chair: This position is responsible for leading UFB in the allocation of the Student Activities Fund to UCS-categorized student groups

UFB Vice Chair: This position supports the UFB Chair in the budgeting and funding processes. 

UFB At-Large Representative (8): These representatives support student groups as they navigate the budgeting and funding progresses. 

Example Platforms