Students can now declare their candidacy for the Utah State University Student Association (USUSA) student government, marking the official start of the university’s 2022 student body elections. Candidates must file by Jan. 31 at 7 a.m. to qualify for the...
USUSA Elections 2022
- Declare Your Candidacy
- Cast Your Vote
- Read Candidate Profiles
- Learn About Ballot Questions
- Attend Events
- View Results
- Apply for Appointed Positions
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Make Your Voice Heard
Each year, the USU student body elects officers to lead the Utah State University Student Association (USUSA). Throughout the USU system, the USUSA student government plays a vital role in shaping the student experience at USU, working to increase the quality of campus life and enhance student wellbeing. Every USU student is a member of USUSA – together, we are one student body united under one organization.
USUSA student body elections are the best time of the year to make your voice heard. By engaging in the process, candidates learn more about students' interests while voters prepare to make informed decisions. The more we all participate during these elections, the more we will learn about each other and our university.
Changes to USUSA Elections in 2022
The 2022 elections will look a little different than they have in the past. Over the past year, officers and students have approved legislation to improve our system of student governance. Now, USUSA is a fully systemwide organization, representing all students at each of the university's 30 campuses and centers across the state. In conjunction with these changes, the elections process has been adapted to support the organization's newly unified mission. All information about the recent changes is available here.
Learn more about the elections process and how to get involved through the links on this page. Whether you run for office or simply cast your vote, decide now to make your voice heard in the 2022 USUSA elections.
About USUSA Elections
What Will Student Body Elections Look Like in 2022?
USUSA elections will look a little different than they have in the past. Thanks to the hard work of student leaders, USUSA is now a fully systemwide organization, representing all USU students at each of the 30 campuses and centers across the state. To facilitate these changes, a few adjustments have been made to the structure of the student government and the elections process:
First, students will now elect two different types of officers: systemwide and campus- and college-specific. Systemwide officers will be elected by the entire USU student body. These officers will sit on the Executive Leadership Board to advocate for all USU students. Campus and college officers will be elected by students attending each campus and university college. These officers oversee programs for their individual campuses and colleges.
Second, two weeks of elections will be held to elect the two different types of officers. Systemwide elections for the Executive Leadership Board will be held during Elections Week #1 from February 14-18, 2022. All USU students across the state are eligible to participate in these elections by voting or running for office. Elections for the Logan Executive Council, Statewide Executive Council, service region councils, and the Academic Senate will be held during Elections Week #2 from February 28-March 4, 2022. Students will be eligible to participate in elections for their respective campuses and colleges.
|USUSA Elections 2022
February 14-18, 2022
|Executive Leadership Board||Entire USU Student Body|
February 28-March 4, 2022
|Logan Executive Council||USU Logan Campus Students|
|Statewide Executive Council||USU Statewide Campus Students|
|Academic Senate||Declare Majors in Each College|
|Service Region Councils||USU Statewide Campus Students (where applicable)|
How Can I Participate in Student Body Elections?
Whether you run for office or simply cast your vote, USUSA elections are the best time of the year to make your voice heard as a student. By engaging with the process, voters and candidates alike can make election season a more worthwhile experience. Participate in the 2022 elections in any of these three ways: cast your vote, run for office, and engage with the process.
Why are Student Body Elections Important?
Every USU student is a member of USUSA. Together, we are one student body united under one organization. Led by elected student body officers, USUSA works to improve the quality of campus life and enhance student wellbeing. These elections are your chance to decide the future of our organization and the student body.
Students most often see USUSA officers:
- Planning your favorite student events
- Leading our student section – the HURD – at athletic events
- Preserving valued university traditions
Behind the scenes, student leaders are also:
- Managing student fee funds to plan events and improve campus
- Collaborating with students and listening to their concerns
- Voicing student interests to faculty members, administrators, policymakers, and other community leaders
These elections have a real impact on your student experience. By participating in USUSA elections, students help decide who will oversee these important responsibilities and contribute to the improvement of our university community. The more we all engage in the process, the more we learn about each other and the state of our school.