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Information about New Student Elections

September 12, 2019
To: 
New Students
From: 
Ellie Brasacchio and Mason Fuller

Fellow Students,

We hope you’ve had a great start to your year! Our names are Ellie Brasacchio and Mason Fuller, and we serve as the President of Student Council and the Chair of the University Board of Elections, respectively. By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about student self-governance at the University. One of the best ways to engage in student self-governance is to get involved in University elections. This is an opportunity to voice your opinions about how the University currently is and what it should look like in the future.

Starting next week, the New Student Elections for three First-Year Representatives and one Transfer Student Representative to Student Council will be under way, as well as elections for First Year Council President and First Year Council Vice President.

Here are some important dates for the New Student Elections:

Information Session: Sunday, September 15, 7 p.m., Alumni Hall
Campaigning Begins: Thursday, September 19
Voting: Monday, September 23 - Thursday, September 26

Student Council (StudCo) is the student governing body, which focuses on policy-based initiatives and projects to provide resources and opportunities to every student on Grounds. First Year Council, or FYC, focuses on events and programming to promote unity among the first-year class.

Your elected officials, both from StudCo and FYC, will be integral in shaping the experiences of the first-year class. We are excited to watch your class participate in its first formal exercise of student self-governance. Further, we encourage you all to participate in both the Fall New Student Elections and the Spring University-Wide Elections. 

More information about elections can be found at the University Board of Elections (UBE) website, uvavote.com, and any questions can be directed to the Chair of UBE, Mason Fuller, at ube-admin@virginia.edu. If you would like more information about StudCo, this can be found at uvastudco.com. Any questions about the position of StudCo Representative can be directed to the Chair of the Representative Body, Isabella Liu, at igl7ph@virginia.edu.

Yours,

Ellie Brasacchio, Student Council President
Mason Fuller, University Board of Elections Chair