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Student Trustee Election 2021-2022

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: voting status changes year to year between the UMass campuses), 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
  • Campaigning is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • 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 the following items:

  • Their background and interest in the role
  • Their top 3 goals for the position

The timeline for the election is as follows:
April 7-16: Nominations submitted 
April 22-29: Voting open
May 1: 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]