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College Council Elections

College Council Applications are now live! If you’re interested in joining your res college’s college council, follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://grouporganizer.wustl.edu/organization/cs40 and make sure to sign in using your WUSTL Key.
  2. The WUGO CS40 page has information about College Council positions and more in the “Elections Information” PDF. This can be found under “Documents” when you scroll down the page.
  3. On the WUGO CS40 page, find the “CS40 2019 Fall Election Application” under “Forms” and complete it by Sunday, September 8th at 11:59 pm.
  4. Under “Documents”, there is a PDF named “2019 Signature Sheet & Retreat Liability Form.” If you do not have this, please print this out and complete it by gathering 20 signatures from your residential college and either a signature from your RCD or grad fellow. Turn this into the Res Life Office by Sunday, September 8th at 5:00 pm.
  5. Tell your friends and those in your residential college to vote for you on Thursday, September 12th and Friday, September 13th on WUGO.
  6. Any questions can be directed to the IOC Chair by e-mail at cs40ioc@wustl.edu, or contact your individual RCDs.

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Campaigning Rules

  1. The Campaign Period is from Monday, September 9th at 12:00am, to Wednesday, September 11th at 11:59pm. No poster, social media post, or any promotional material for your candidacy can be added outside this period. Flyers that are put up during the campaign period may stay up after Wednesday; new flyers cannot be posted after the period ends. You also do not have to delete any social media posts or Facebook events if it was created during the campaign period, but you may no longer post on them beginning Thursday at midnight. 
    1. That being said, you may tell people to vote in the election itself after the campaign period, which is the election period. For example, a candidate may post on social media asking people to vote in the election as long as the candidate does not say to vote for themselves (don’t say “vote for me”, say “Vote in the election!”)
    2. The exception above does NOT apply to any materials of value that is distributed to students. Basically, you cannot offer free food, stickers, pins, etc. after the end of campaigning. 
  2. All posters and posts must follow the University Advertising and Promotion Policy found in the Student Group Handbook (pg 19-22).TL;DR: no drugs/alcohol references, don’t hang up huge posters (>11″x17″), and know where you can and can’t post. 
  3. In order to keep campaigning a fair process, I ask that you do not spend excessively on promoting your candidacy. Previous elections have implemented a $50 spending limit, but I’m not asking for a spending report from everyone. Keep it reasonable. If I see one of you handing out free AirPods to everyone then there’s a problem. Your candidacy is measured in how you can engage with residents, not in dollar signs. 
  4. A note on chalking: you may chalk only on concrete surfaces (no rough/brownish sidewalks) that are not sloped, are not covered from above and are on the ground (no walls). This is so that it can eventually wash away with rain. 
    1. The concrete steps leading to BD? Yes. 
    2. The sloped concrete by Lee? No. 
    3. The sidewalk under the ceiling portion of WayCrow? No. 
    4. The concrete leading up to the Underpass? Kinda far, but yes. 
    5. The concrete underneath the underpass? That’s a NO. At this point, you pretty much left the South 40.
  5. Absolutely no material that defiles, harasses, or intentionally harms another candidate may be displayed. You also cannot damage nor remove another candidate’s material that is already posted. This seems very obvious and should be common sense, but there have been instances in the past where the integrity of a student’s candidacy was questioned due to this rule. Any case of campaign sabotage would require an investigation involving me, CS40, and the Office of Residential Life. Any candidate found in violation of this rule will jeopardize their candidacy as well as eligibility in future organizations. 
    1.  So please, respect the other candidates and run a clean campaign. 

Email cs40ioc@wustl.edu with any questions.