The Student Government is the representative governing body of the undergraduates of Lafayette College. In addition to providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas on matters of general concern to the College community and to communicate such concerns as the Student Government deems desirable to appropriate College agencies, Student Government also:
Lafayette Student Government meets weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00.
The Student Government shall have up to 60 General Body members. All Executive Officers will be elected from the full-time students of Lafayette College. All of the General Body members shall have the right to vote on matters of the Student Government with the exception of budgets, which will be voted on weekly by the Executive Committee.
President shall be an elected position and take office in April and serve for one year.
Vice President, Executive Secretary, Treasurer, and Directors (Executive Board positions) shall be elected positions and take office in April and serve for one year.
Committee Representatives shall be interviewed through an application process and take office at the end of spring and serve for one year.
All Officers shall take their official oath of office at the Gavel Passing Ceremony at the end of April or beginning of May
Executive Board Positions
All full-time students who are in good academic and disciplinary standings and not graduating in the year of the election are eligible to run for any Executive Officer position beside the President, Vice President, Executive Secretary, or Treasurer. If a candidate’s academic or disciplinary status is in question, the eligibility of a candidate will be at the discretion of the advisor of Student Government.
President, Vice President, Executive Secretary, and Treasurer should have previously served as a General Body member to be eligible to run. Exceptions may be made based on a petition process, with a successful petition being voted on by a majority of the General Body.
General Body Positions
All full-time students who are in good academic and disciplinary standings and not graduating in the year of the application are eligible to become a Committee Representative.