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 March, Pitt undergraduates will elect one new President and 8 new board members to represent them for the 2022-2023 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:


Important Generic Rules for SGB Elections 2021-2022

  • 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 him 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.
  • We are waiting to hear from Pitt about the possibility of extending classes to be online. If this is the case, campaigning will be done virtually. More information will come soon!

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 10th: Online Forms Available at 8:00 AM. Click Here!
  • Thursday, January 13th: Elections Information Session at 7pm via Zoom.
  • Thursday, January 20th: Elections Information Session at 7pm via Zoom.
  • Monday, January 24th: Candidate and Slate Online Forms due by 5:00 PM (The Elections Committee will follow-up with any further online forms)
  • Tuesday, February 1st: CAMPAIGNING BEGINS AT 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, February 2nd @ 8-9:30PM (Nordy's Place): Meet the Candidates
  • Monday, February 7th @ 8-9:30PM (Nordy's Place): Presidential Debate
  • Tuesday, February 8th: Requests for Referendum Questions Due by 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 8th: Late Candidacy Application Due at 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 23rd: TARGET CAMPAIGNING BEGINS AT 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 1st: ELECTION DAY! You can vote from 8:00AM-8:00PM by going to pi.tt/sgbelections

To submit questions, suggestions, or comments related to SGB elections, Click Here.

For more information about application packets, petition forms, informational videos, and other questions email elections chair Marcus Edelstein at mae113@pitt.edu!