As Student Body Officer elections approach, students are readying themselves to campaign.
Student candidates received petitions at a Monday meeting from Election Sub-Committee Chairperson Jenna Dellaria. The four available positions are Student Body President, Speaker of the Assembly, Secretary of Finance and Secretary of the Assembly.
To be eligible to run, petitions with at least 150 student signatures must be turned in at the mandatory meeting March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center basement. Any student with a 2.5 GPA can run for a SBO position.
Dellaria and Student Senate Vice President of Student Affairs Jen Swenson are in charge of the elections process.
“Personally, in my mind, I think someone has to have good communication skills,” Dellaria said. “They need to be able to talk to people and communicate with them well. Also, [they should have] leadership qualities; not necessarily being in command of things, but also having the ability to make change and want to make change.”
Swenson said candidates should not only have ideas but also be able to execute them.
“[A SBO is] not just someone who talks about wanting change but someone who goes out and does it, which you can see in our SBOs this year,” Swenson said.
Ideal SBOs work to make their ideas reality and are dedicated to the betterment of Bradley University, according to Swenson.
“Actions speak louder than words, and I think a lot of the SBOs right now have it,” Dellaria said. “I really believe future SBOs will have it as well.”
Candidates must refrain from campaigning until they turn in their petitions March 11 and voting will be held via a Google Doc April 6 and 7. Any student can vote.
Students looking for more information can look at the Student Senate Facebook or contact Dellaria at firstname.lastname@example.org.