Roles, Responsibilities, & Requirements
If you are interested in running as a President or Vice President of our student government, you can find the application here.
In addition to supporting the work that LUCC does and being a resource on campus as a leader, the LUCC President is tasked with a responsibility:
1. To convene, set the agenda for, and preside at all meetings of the council.
2. To authenticate with their signature, when necessary, all acts, orders, and proceedings of the council.
3. To chair the Steering Committee.
4. To report to the university president and the faculty secretary the nominations and appointments of the Steering Committee after the Steering Committee has reported its selections to the council.
5. To convene the first meeting of each LUCC ad hoc committee after the Steering Committee has reported its appointments to the council.
6. To fulfill other duties described in the by-laws.
In addition to supporting the work that LUCC does and being a resource on campus as a leader, the LUCC Vice President is tasked with a responsibility:
1. To preside at meetings of the council in the absence of the president.
2. To chair the Finance Committee.
3. To hold an informational meeting by the end of the third week of Fall Term open to all LUCC-recognized student organizations to discuss the rules and procedures of the allocation process.
4. To hold an informational meeting by the end of the first week of Spring Term open to all LUCC-recognized student organizations to discuss the annual LUCC budget process.
You do not need to be graduating in any specific year to run for an executive position, but any student interested in running for either the position of President or Vice President must be in good academic standing and must be a student on campus for all three terms of office (Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Winter 2021). Additionally,candidates must obtain 150 signatures from Lawrence students and faculty and turn their application/signature packet in along with their declaration of intent form (both attached to this email) by Sunday, January 19th at 11:59pm into the LUCC dropbox (next to the entrance to the computer lab on the 4th floor of Warch). All candidates will receive a confirmation when these forms have been received by LUCC, and no individual may begin their campaigning process until both of these forms have been turned in. These requirements as well as some additional stipulations in regards to campaigning are outlined in LUCC's by-laws, but can also be found on the Executive Election application and declaration of intent forms themselves.
Students who are currently off-campus but will be on campus for all three terms of office are still eligible to run in this election. Students who will be off-campus Winter Term are also eligible to run but should inform LUCC if this is the case, as there are some preparatory responsibilities that incoming officers will have during Winter Term before officially taking office. If a student who is off-campus this term wants to run but feels that the first week of Winter Term is not enough time to obtain all of the signatures they need, they may ask another individual to obtain signatures on their behalf, as long as this individual is clear to everyone about who they are petitioning for.
The election itself will be held on Friday, January 24th, and we will send an email with more details about the election itself in Winter Term as it gets closer. Prior to election day, there will be an executive "debate" (more along the lines of a forum) that gives students the opportunity to get to know the individuals running for these positions. The date of this debate will be announced at the beginning of the Winter Term.
We will accept the application (which includes the signature packet) and declaration of intent form at any point between now and the deadline (Sunday, January 19th). If you have any questions about the forms or the election process, please reach out to Nathan Williams, LUCC Parliamentarian.
If either of these positions interests you, please look into running! If these positions don't interest you but sound like a good fit for someone you know, kindly encourage them to go for it! I hope you all have a great rest of your week.