Interested in running for SGB for 2023-2024 school year?

Hi everyone! If interested in running for SGB this upcoming year please make sure to check this tab frequently as important information will be released momentarily in the coming days. If there are any questions please reach out to Elections Chair Markoski at or 484-374-5582. Thanks!

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 2023-2024 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.
  • Click Here for 2023 Elections Candidate Application! Candidates who complete this form will receive the second part of their application and signature form within 24 hours. Email with any questions.

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.

Important Generic Rules for SGB Elections 2022-23

  • Read every single part in the Elections Code!!!
  • Candidates are not allowed to utilize University owned social media, department, and resources to promote people to vote for them in the Election.
  • All items that are distributed to potential voters MUST be told to the Elections Chair and Committee. Additionally, the Elections Committee needs to agree on every item that is distributed.
  • The Elections Committee reserves the right to determine the value of all items distributed as a part of a candidate’s campaign. Proof of an item’s value shall be disclosed to the Elections Committee in the form of a receipt or an invoice.
  • Campaigning and posting of all printed material must be in accordance with all University rules and regulations, as well as local, state, and federal statutes.
  • The Elections Committee reserves the right to regulate the size, quantity, and content of all posters used in the targeted campaign by candidates and slates.
  • Stickers, self-adhesive materials, the painting of windows, doors, or other fixtures, and any other placing of campaign materials that in some way damages or defaces walls, doors, windows, or other University fixtures are prohibited.
  • If a candidate is unsure about any rule in the Elections Code, they shall contact the Elections Chair or a member of the Elections Committee.
  • Ignorance of a regulation is not an acceptable defense for violation of the Elections Code or policies set forth by the Elections Committee.
  • If a candidate tests positive for Covid-19, they must tell the Elections Chair immediately. The candidate will only be allowed to campaign virtually if they're still positive or showing symptoms. The Elections Chair and Committee will decide when that candidate can continue to campaign in person.

Elections Events and Dates for 2022-2023 Year

  • Monday, January 23rd: Packets Available at 8:00 AM
  • Monday, January 23rd from 5:30-6:30pm in 538 WPU: Elections Information Session #1
  • Wednesday, February 1st from 5:30-6:30pm in 538 WPU: Elections Information Session #2
  • Saturday, February 4th from 2:00-4:00pm in 527 WPU: Candidate Workshop
  • Sunday, February 5th from 2:00-4:00pm in 527 WPU: Campaign Manager Workshop
  • Monday, February 6th: Candidate and Slate Packets due at 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 14th: CAMPAIGNING BEGINS AT 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, February 16th at 8:00pm in Nordy’s Place: Meet the Candidates Event
  • Tuesday, February 21st: Requests for Referendum Questions Due at 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 23rd at 8:00pm in Nordy’s Place: Presidential Debate
  • Tuesday, March 7th: Late Candidacy Deadline at 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 14th: TARGET CAMPAIGNING BEGINS AT 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 21st: ELECTION DAY! Polls open 8:00AM-8:00PM

Voters Guide

  • To be released soon!

Endorsements and Finances

  • Endorsements: To be released soon!
  • Endorsement Form: To be released soon!
  • Finances: To be released soon!

Referendum Questions

  • Have a question to ask the student body? Submit a referendum request here by Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 5:00pm