The Senior Class Officers work each year in partnership with Student Affairs, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Wisconsin Alumni Association & Foundation to create an unforgettable Senior Class experience. This includes helping to plan both winter and spring commencement ceremonies, select the Class Gift, plan senior-inspired events, and advocate for the entire class. These roles have no affiliation with ASM.
SCO has two elected positions: President and Vice President. There are also four appointed positions: Communications Director, Events Director, Philanthropy Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, and Engagement Director. Each of these positions has defined responsibilities and expectations.
All students in a University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate program with at least eighty-six (86) credits by the start of the fall semester 2023 and with anticipation of receiving their degrees fall 2023 or spring 2024 are eligible for elections and appointments to be a SCO. Any candidate considered for election/appointment may have their eligibility, enrollment, and application for graduation questioned by the Office of the Registrar.
All Senior Class Officers are expected to abide by the articles and regulations outlined in the SCO Constitution.
February 13th, 2023 @ 8:00AM CST until February 26th, 2023 @ 11:59PM CST
February 21st, 2023 @ 8:00PM CST on Zoom
March 1st, 2023 by 11:59PM CST
President & Vice President Election
March 7th, 2023 @ 8:00AM CST through March 9th, 2023 @ 11:59PM CST
Appointed Position Applications
March 2nd, 2023 @ 8:00AM CST through March 23rd, 2023 @ 11:59PM CST
The President and Vice President for the Senior Class Office are elected positions.
In order to declare your candidacy for office, you must complete the declaration form between February 13th, 2023 @ 8:00AM CST and February 26th, 2023 @ 11:59PM CST.
Once the declaration period ends, the official ballot will be published as the candidate matrix. The candidate matrix for President and Vice President will be released by March 1st, 2023 by 11:59PM CST to all eligible voters and posted on this page.
Campaigning and elections will occur from March 1st @ 8:00AM until March 9th @ 11:59PM. No campaigning for office can be done outside of this window. Any questions, comments, or concerns about the campaign or election process by candidates must be run through the Senior Class Office email email@example.com. Candidates are not permitted to directly outreach to current Senior Class Officers to ensure fairness in the election process.
The President and Vice President elections are from Tuesday, March 7th at 8:00 AM through Thursday, March 9th at 11:59 PM.
All UW-Madison students with junior status (54 or more credit hours completed) are eligible to vote in Senior Class Office elections. The Office of the Registrar verifies voter eligibility and credit hours. Each eligible voter will receive an individualized link via their wisc.edu email address to vote once the election period opens. Students must vote using their own link to have their vote count in the election. If you are an eligible voter and believe you did not receive your link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you believe another candidate has violated the election policies, submit a Campaign Violation Compliant form.
DECLARE YOUR CANDIDACY
The five Senior Class Office director positions – Communications, Events, Philanthropy, DEI, and Engagement – are appointed officers selected by the SCO President and Vice-President elect, in consultation with the SCO Advisor and outgoing SCOs.
In order to be appointed to office, individuals need to apply via an electronic application. This application will be released March 2nd.