“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!
The UBE is not currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 University Board of Elections. Please check back in the spring for information on how to join the 2022-2022 University Board of Elections.
- For more information, please contact [email protected].
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 eleven members drawn from across the whole University. The Board is appointed by a selection process that includes input from school presidents and ultimate selection by a committee of the outgoing chairs of the Honor and University Judiciary Committees, Student Council and Fourth Year Trustee Presidents and the UBE Chair.
The function of the UBE is crucial to the continuation of student self-governance at the University. Board members are expected to commit several hours a month during the school year in addition to additional roles and commitments during the fall and spring election seasons. Please review the following UBE constitutional requirements for membership:
- The applicant must be a full time student of the University of Virginia.
- The applicant must be in good academic standing as defined by The Record of the University of Virginia.
- 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.
- The applicant must not currently hold or seek any electoral office that is overseen by the University Board of Elections.
- 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].