Join UBE

Join UBE

“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” –Thomas Jefferson

Looking to get involved in the student self-governance process? Looking to make a meaningful impact at the University? Apply to serve on the University Board of Elections!

This organization is a great way to get involved in the University community, exercise civic responsibility, and meet new people. The Board is made up of a variety of different positions, so there is an avenue of interest for all students at the University.

Applications for UBE are now open. You can apply here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 8th at 5pm.

Details on Membership

The University Board of Elections (UBE) is the Special Status Organization created to regulate and conduct student elections and referenda at the University of Virginia. The UBE was empowered through a series of student referenda and through delegation of authority from the Rector, Board of Visitors and the President of the University of Virginia.

The UBE is composed of 15 members drawn from across the whole University.

The function of the UBE is vital to the continuation of student self-governance at the University. Board members are expected to commit several hours a month during the school year to UBE. During Spring elections, this time commitment increases to several hours a week. Please review the following UBE constitutional requirements for membership:

  1. The applicant must be a full time student of the University of Virginia.
  2. The applicant must be in good academic standing as defined by The Record of the University of Virginia.
  3. The applicant must commit that if appointed to the Board, the applicant will resign any executive or leadership position of a student organization that endorses in elections under the Board’s jurisdiction.
  4. The applicant must not currently hold or seek any electoral office that is overseen by the University Board of Elections.
  5. If appointed, a Board member may not:
    • Publicly support any candidate or position in a referendum.
    • Become involved in any student election overseen by the University Board of Elections.
    • Become involved in any organizational candidate endorsement process.
    • Undertake other actions that could lead to an appearance of bias.

For more information, please email [email protected].