Want to be Student Body President?

Want the top position in Student Government? It’s available, and though the application process has been open since Monday, nobody’s applied as of this writing.

At today’s Boca House meeting, SG Adviser Rivka Felsher reminded everyone — with some concern — that candidacy is open.

“Please don’t wait until the last minute to apply and make me panic,” says Felsher.

The lack of applicants for student body president stands out next to the pool applying for other SG positions. Boca Governor Tiffany Weimar said this afternoon she was “impressed with the number of applicants — over 20” who’ve sought positions in the revamped NightOwls team. (More on that to come.)

Current President Abe Cohen also noted the volume of applicants while interviewing for chief of staff and elections chair, saying he had several candidates in his office back to back.

If you do apply, you have to run on a ticket with a VP candidate, so find a competent buddy to run with you. You both have to be deemed eligible, which  means you must:

  • Maintain a 2.25 or higher GPA each term
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Be enrolled for at least nine credit hours (six if you’re a grad student) as a degree-seeking student
  • Not owe the university any money
  • Not be in disciplinary trouble with the university

Those running for governor have one additional requirement: you have to be taking at least half of  your courses on the campus you want to govern. There is some competition for governor, though. Three applicants for the Boca campus and one for Treasure Coast, so far.

But the perks include a coveted parking space, a business Blackberry, and a tuition waiver. Of course, you also get me writing about you. What’s to lose? Here’s the form. You’ve got until Jan. 26. E-mail Rivka Felsher with questions at rfelsher@fau.edu.


4 Responses to “Want to be Student Body President?”

  1. No Worries Says:

    “But the perks include a coveted parking space, a business Blackberry, and a tuition waiver. Of course, you also get me writing about you. What’s to lose?”

    Given how often you update your “SG watchdog” blog, Brandon, I don’t think these candidates have too much to worry about.

  2. A legitimate point I hope to correct in the coming weeks; unfortunately, I do have priorities.

    But it’s nice to know I retain a readership of one. Any chance you’re considering running?


  3. Hi Brandon,

    There was a rumor going around that SG approved a bill that would renovate a portion of the Grand Palm room and turn it into a game room with pool tables, video game systems and so on.

    Do you know anything about this? Or can you find out? Also if the bill was not funded, will there be a future bill next session to fund this much-needed addition to the Student Union?

    – Jonas

  4. Jonas,

    Hi, and thanks for the question. This is the first I’ve heard of such
    a bill and I’ve been to every Boca House meeting since August or so.
    It may have gone before that, or be planned, or just a rumor. I’ll ask
    around for you, though. It would be a cool addition!

    Thanks for reading!


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