Becoming a Student Senator

Senators are elected from the following four divisions at OPSU: Academic Area, Housing, Student Class, and Campus Organizations.

Student Senator requirements:

To become a Student Senator:

  1. Fill out an Application for OPSU Student Senator (available in the Office of the Student Association or online at www.opsu.edu/dwn) and check the field you wish to represent to enter the election for Senator.
  2. Unless you are filing to be a Campus Organization Senator, 25 signatures are required. Just have them sign the back of your application. Signatures do not need to be from the area the student is planning on representing (though it is encouraged).
  3. Have the appropriate Department Head, Residency Area Director, or Director of Student services sign your form and turn it in to the Office of the Student Association.

The Student Senate will host the election on the last full week of classes in March. Campus Organization Senator elections are to be hosted by the organizations. Election of Freshman Senators will take place at a class meeting during the first full week of classes in the fall semester.

Becoming an Association/Senate Officer

To become an Association/Senate Officer, fill out an Application for OPSU Student Association Officer (available in the Office of the Student Association or online at www.opsu.edu/dwn). You may run for as many offices as you qualify for but may only occupy one.