Regular elections occur at the spring ASA General Body Meeting. According to the Operating Guidelines, this meeting will occur by April 15 and be announced at least two weeks in advance.
The Spring 2013 ASA General Body Meeting was held on March 20, 2013. Elections for the 2013-2014 term of office of the ASA Executive Board are therefore complete; the members of the new Board are listed here.
The main topic for the spring General Body Meeting is election of the next year's ASA Executive Board. Please consider running for election. In order to effectively govern and advocate for student groups, the ASA's executive board is comprised of past or current student group officers who consequently understand the needs and challenges of running a student organization.
The following positions will be elected in this order:
- Graduate Members-at-Large (2)
- Undergraduate Members-at-Large (2)
- Student Member-at-Large
The Board is elected by the General Body, with each group eligible for one vote (though a single person only receives one vote even if they are representing multiple groups).
Candidates may submit their names or nominations may be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the General Body Meeting. Additionally, candidates may announce their candidacy at the meeting or may be nominated at that time. Candidates that want to may submit an information/platform slide to be shown at the meeting. These should be sent to email@example.com before 12pm on the day of the meeting. At the meeting, candidates will have two minutes to speak and there will be a brief question and answer period.
Questions, Office Hours
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or come talk to current Board members during office hours.
ASA Executive Board responsibilities
All ASA Executive Board members have shared responsibilities to carry out the ASA's traditional activities, which involve organizing collective resources for student groups, such as activities midways, the first-year summer mailing, bulletin board space, and office space; processing new group applications; voting on policy and rule enforcement; and representing MIT student activities in meetings with administrators and other governments.
Additionally, the ASA President, Treasurer, and Secretary have special responsibilities:
- The ASA President is the head of the organization, serving as the primary representative to administrators, leading executive board meetings and setting the agenda for discussion.
- The ASA Treasurer is the authority at MIT on student group funding. He/she is charged with ensuring that student group funding policy maximizes utility and fairness, and with linking the main funding bodies at MIT (the UA Finboard, the GSC Funding Board, LEF/ARCADE, and special funds) in order to ensure that each board fulfills its charge and that shared funding policies are consistent across the boards. He/she is the chair of the LEF/ARCADE funding board.
- The ASA Secretary is in charge of taking meeting minutes and maintaining the ASA's website.