USUSA Elections 2022

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.

Important Dates

Declare Your Candidacy beginning January 10, 2022
Candidate Declarations Due by January 31, 2022
Elections Week #1 will be held February 14 - 18, 2022
Elections Week #2 will be held February 28 - March 4, 2022

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.

Information for Candidates Information for Voters  

Elections News

USU Eastern Votes to Join USUSA

Students at Utah State University Eastern voted to adopt the USU Student Association (USUSA) constitution on Wednesday, formally joining the statewide student government and marking a major step in uniting the USU student body.

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.

USU students looking over the Cache Valley near the Logan Campus.
Executive Leadership Board
The three systemwide officers – the student body president, the student body executive vice president, and the student body advocate vice president – will sit on the Executive Leadership Board. Elected by the entire USU student body across the state, these officers will represent and advocate for all students.
Aerial view of the USU Logan Campus and the Old Main building.
Logan Executive Council
Students attending the Logan campus will elect members of the Logan Executive Council, which includes the Logan Campus Vice President, the Athletics & Campus Recreation Executive Director, the Diversity & Organizations Executive Director, and the Student Events Executive Director. These officers will oversee programs and initiatives specifically for Logan students.
Aerial view of the USU Eastern campus.
Statewide Executive Council
Students attending the university's statewide campuses and centers are organized into eight service regions: Blanding, Brigham City, Eastern, Moab, Southwest, Tooele, Uintah, and Wasatch. Each service region will elect a vice president to represent its students on the Statewide Executive Council, which serves the needs and concerns of statewide students.

Students working on a laptop in class.
Academic Senate
Each of the university's nine colleges elects a senator to serve on the Academic Senate. Every student who is a declared major in a college is eligible to participate in senatorial elections for that school, regardless of which campus they attend. These senators represent students' academic interests and implement initiatives for their respective colleges.
Students at USU Eastern talk inside near a window.
Service Region Councils
Some service regions also elect additional officers to assist their vice presidents on service region councils. These councils represent and oversee programs for the campuses and centers in their service region.

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
Timeline
  Officers Elected By
Week #1
February 14-18, 2022
Executive Leadership Board Entire USU Student Body
Week #2
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.