Student Government

The Office of Student Government works with two of Kean University's student governments - Student Organization of Kean University, the full-time undergraduate student government, and the Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC), the part-time undergraduate and graduate student government. Students are elected annually to serve in the student governments. Many student government representatives also serve on university decision-making committees.

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF KEAN UNIVERSITY

Student Organization (Student Org.) of Kean University is dedicated to serving the full-time, undergraduate students. The organization enhances the learning environment through the development of leaders who take individual and collective responsibilities in serving the concerns and interests of the students. Student Organization offers students the opportunities for a professional voice and involvement in University decisions that affect the student population.

 

GRADUATE & PART-TIME STUDENT COUNCIL

The Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC) of Kean University represents the University’s part-time undergraduate and graduate student population. GPSC fosters the development of an interactive and stimulating student environment by enhancing the academic, social, and cultural growth of its members. GPSC provides a voice for graduate and part-time students.

 

Student Organization Scholarships

 

 

Wenzhou Kean University (website)

 

2014-2015 Student Government Elections

ELECTION APPLICATIONS

All applications are due online by 2 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014. Please note that you must login to Cougar Link using your Kean Google username (without "@kean.edu") and password prior to accessing the online Cougar Link application.

 

ELECTION POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS

Available Positions

Student Organization of Kean University

Student Organization (SO) of Kean University, the full-time undergraduate student government has the following executive board positions available:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President of Funded Groups
  • Vice President of Programming
  • Vice President of Kean Ocean
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Senior Class President
  • Junior Class President
  • Sophomore Class President

In addition the following council positions are available for the senior, junior and sophomore classes:

  • Class Vice President
  • Class Treasurer
  • Class Secretary
  • 9 Class Representatives

There are also 5 positions for Kean Ocean Council Representatives.

Graduate and Part-time Student Council

Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC) of Kean University represents the Graduate and Part-time students at Kean. GPSC has the following executive board positions available:

  • President
  • Vice President of Graduate Student Affairs
  • Vice President of Part-time Student Affairs
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director of Public Relations

In addition the 23 Representative positions, one of which is designated for a Kean Ocean student, are available.

 

Election Dates and TImes

The online elections for Student Organization and the Graduate and Part-time Student Council will take place on Cougar Link beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, and concluding at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Click here for Cougar Link voting instructions.

 

Voting

Student Organization of Kean University

  • Who Can Vote: Only full time, matriculated, undergraduate students of Kean University are eligible to vote in the Student Organization elections. All students can vote for all Executive Board positions. Students must meet the credit requirements (including completed and credits in progress) for the specific class in order to vote for their Class Executive Board Officers. No completed credits are required to vote for Freshmen Class Executive Board and Freshmen Student Council positions in the Fall elections. For position, credit and college breakdown please refer to CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS in the Election Policy.
  • When Can Students Vote: Voting shall take place on the specified dates and times determined by the Office of Student Government. All voting will be conducted via Cougar Link.
  • How Can Students Vote: To be eligible to vote all students must access Cougar Link via their KeanGoogle username and password. Any questions, during this initial process should be directed to the Election Committee chairperson, Director or Managing Assistant Director.
  • Ballot: The location of elected office positions and candidate names on any ballot will be arranged according to the highest ranking positions first and followed by the candidate’s last name in alphabetical order.
  • Voting Violations: The candidates or anyone campaigning for the candidate/ticket cannot go around campus or off campus soliciting votes with a laptop or any other internet source to have people vote on such device. In addition, any individual that is voting must cast their own vote. Candidates cannot ask students for their ID’s or passwords and cast anyone’s vote. If either form of voting is brought to the attention of the Election Committee and is confirmed, the candidate/ticket may be disqualified

Graduate and Part-time Student Council

  • Who Can Vote: Any part-time or full-time, matriculated, graduate student of Kean University and any part-time, matriculated undergraduate student of Kean University, is eligible to vote in the Graduate and Part-time Student Council elections for Executive Board and Council Representatives. Part-time students are any students registered for less than 12 credits.
  • When Can Students Vote: Voting will take place on the specified dates and times determined by the Office of Student Government
  • How Students Can Vote: To be eligible to vote all students must access the network and secure their “password” ID. Any questions, during this initial process should be directed to the Election Committee chairperson, the Professional Services Specialist, the Managing Assistant Director or the Director of the Office of Student Government. All voting will be conducted via the Kean University E-mail Network.
  • Students Must Cast Their Own Vote: Any individual that is voting must cast their own vote. Candidates cannot ask students for their ID’s or passwords and cast anyone’s vote.
  • Ballot: The location of elected office positions and candidate names on any ballot will be arranged according to the highest ranking positions first and followed by the candidate’s last name in alphabetical order.
  • Illegal Voting: Any person who illegally votes or illegally attempts to vote shall be denied the right to vote in any Graduate and Part-time Student Council sponsored election for a period of one year following the violation. If a vote is declared illegal, that vote is null and void in the election. Graduate and Part-time Student Council will report this to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct.
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