Interested in running for SGB?

The information below details everything you need to know about running for SGB: when it happens, how it happens, and who can help.

How to Run for Board: An Overview

This February, Pitt undergraduates will elect one new President and 8 new board members to represent them for the 2018-2019 school year. These candidates are elected by a simple majority of the voting student population. See below for more detailed information about running for Board:

General Requirements

  • Students interested in running for board must be full time registered non-CGS undergraduate students on the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Students must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and be in good standing with the University of Pittsburgh.

Individual Campaigns vs. Slates

  • Individual students can run for either president or a board position.
  • Candidates can also run together as a slate. In this case, one student will run for president and up to 3 will run for board positions; it is not necessary to have a presidential candidate to run as a slate. One non-CGS undergraduate student can serve as a campaign manager for a slate.

Elections Packet and Petition Signatures

  • Packets will be available in the SGB Office (848 WPU) on January 8, 2018 and are due by January 24, 2018.
  • In addition to filling out the application packet, Presidential Candidates must attain 250 valid signatures of non-CGS undergraduate students registered at the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Board candidates need to gather 200 signatures.

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 8: Packets available (in the SGB Office, 848 WPU)
  • Friday, January 19: Potential Candidate Mixer/Meet the Current Board in WPU 548 from 4-6PM
  • Wednesday, January 24: Packets due by 5PM, slate forms due by 11:59PM
  • Saturday, January 27 -Sunday, January 28: Campaign Workshops
  • Wednesday, January 31: Campaigning begins at 12:01AM
  • Wednesday, January 31: Meet the Candidates event in WPU Dining Room A 4-6PM
  • Monday, February 12: SGB Presidential Debate in Nordy’s Place 5-6:30
  • Tuesday, February 13: Targeted campaign begins at 12:01AM
  • Tuesday, February 20: Election Day!! Polls open from 8AM-8PM

For more information about application packets, petition forms, informational videos, and other questions email elections chair Katie McLaughlin at!