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Election Information

The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a voice for all Fairmont State University students in deciding the policies, direction, and leadership of the school. As such, the responsibility of choosing who will lead the SGA and share that voice falls to the student body, who choose their representatives in bi-annual elections.  

SGA elections are held in the spring and fall of each year. Spring Elections involve the identification of elected officers and representatives for various positions. Fall Elections focus on filling Freshman seats and any other vacant positions.  

You can view an Election Packet that contains all relevant information for SGA elections and is updated each semester. It informs candidates and the campus community about the rules, regulations, and responsibilities of campaigning. An elections timeline will be made available for review prior to the launch of the fall and spring election cycles.  

If you intend to run for student government, you will need to complete and sign a Nomination Form.


Who is Eligible to run for Student Government?

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours may run for an SGA position. Graduate students should be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. 
  • Students running for SGA positions must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the time of their nomination, and maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA or above while in office. 

Student Government Duties

All Student Government members, upon winning their seat, will be expected, regardless of position, to:

  • Attend all weekly SGA meetings on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 in 128 HB or attend online through the platform chosen by the executive board. 
  • Attend any special SGA meetings as called by the SGA President. 
  • Vote on necessary matters at meetings. 
  • Hold a weekly office hour. 
  • Volunteer for various SGA-sponsored events and community service initiatives. 
  • Serve on campus committees as appointed by the SGA President. 
  • Regularly check Email and Student Government Social Media sites for important communications. 
  • Serve one hour per week in the Student Government Association office. 
  • Attend any and all SGA retreats and training sessions. 
  • Be professional, responsible, reliable, articulate, and able to bring a student perspective where one is needed. 

Election Positions

For the Spring elections, all positions will be open for election. Elections will be held in the Fall for the Freshman Senator positions, and any unfilled positions. 

Executive Officers

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary


  • Seniors (2)
  • Junior (2)
  • Sophomore (2)
  • Freshman (2)
  • Graduate (2)

House of Representatives 

  • 10 positions, open to all
  • Board of Governors
  • Faculty Senate
  • Staff Council