Description of Position:
As outlined by the Official Rules and Regulations of the Drake Student Senate,two Diversity Interest Senators and candidates for the Diversity Interest Senator-at-Large election must be selected by the Diversity Convention. Each organizationattending the Convention completed an application and was approved by the StudentLife Committee.The position encompasses your role of representing diversity as a whole in theDrake University community. If you are affiliated with any organizations on campus,you are expected to speak not in your interest or the interest of your organization alone,but in the interest of diversity as a whole at Drake University. This position representsmany of the underrepresented groups on campus, including multicultural (race,ethnicity, national origin) and other underrepresented groups (sexual orientation,gender, disability) in the Student Body.This application allows you to choose whether or not you would like to beconsidered for the position of a Diversity Interest Senator-at-Large. The candidates forthis election are chosen by the Diversity Interest Convention, but the candidates thencampaign to and are elected by the entire Student Body. This election will coincidewith the Student Senate Executive Election.
Friday, February 10
, 5:00 PM- Applications for DIS positions are due.
Friday, February 17
, 2 PM
- Applicants for the DIS election will meet with theDiversity Interest Convention. They will speak and the Convention will select aminimum of two (2) candidates for election by the Student Body. Paperworkwill be distributed to selected candidates.
Sunday, February 19
, midnight (12:01 AM)- Campaigning for the at-Largeelection begins.
Sunday, February 26
, 1:00 PM-Mandatory Publicity Meeting to help inform theStudent Body about elections
Sunday, February 26
, 11:59 PM-Campaigning ends.
Monday, February 27
, midnight (12:01 AM)-Diversity Interest Senator-at-LargeElections and Executive Student Senate elections
Tuesday, February 28
, midnight (11:5 PM)-Election ends. Results of electionannounced a little after midnight and posted in SLC. The individual who wins
will represent the diverse interest of Drake’s Student Body for the
remaining2012 spring semester.
**NOTE: Candidates must be available on Thursday evenings for Senate meetings**