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SGA 2023-2024 Election Information 

The Pepperdine University Student Government Association (SGA) is excited to inform you about the upcoming election cycle. Important dates and information needed to run for a position and make a difference on-campus by being a part of SGA.


Pepperdine SGA is a great opportunity to get involved in the Pepperdine community. SGA is dedicated to providing the students of Pepperdine University with quality representation through innovative advocacy programs. When a need arises we strive not to just pass that concern on to the administration, but to create and implement real solutions for the student body. Governed by an elected executive board, class presidents, senators, and appointed directors, SGA has several committees that work with administrators, faculty, and staff across the University to address student needs.

SGA Senate Meetings are scheduled for 8-10 AM (Pacific) on Wednesday mornings. If you are running for an SGA position, please make sure you are available on Wednesday mornings. If you have a class conflict, we encourage you to see if another section is offered at a different time. For questions, contact the SGA President, SGAPresident@pepperdine.edu. 

Open Positions:

Executive Board:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President of Administration
  • Vice President of Finance

Class Senate:

Sophomore Class Senate
  • (1) Sophomore Class President
  • (3) Sophomore Senators
Junior Class Senate
  • (1) Junior Class President
  • (3) Junior Senators
Senior Class Senate
  • (1) Senior Class President
  • (3) Senior Senators


Election Schedule:

  • Interest Meeting:

    • Wednesday, March 8 at 9 AM in Thornton Administration Center (TAC) Room 100
    • Strongly encouraged for anyone considering a position in SGA to attend one of these meetings.

  • Candidates Meeting: Wednesday, March 15 at 9 AM in Thornton Administration Center (TAC) Room 100
  • Election Day: Wednesday, March 22 at 8 AM - Thursday, March 24 at 8 AM
  • Runoff Election Day: Wednesday, March 29 at 8 AM - Thursday, March 30 at 8 AM
    • A runoff election is only held if needed.
  • SGA Retreat: Friday, Sept. 15 - Sunday, Sept. 17 
    • Required for all members of SGA. These dates are subject to change.


Election Packets: 

SGA 2023-2024 Election Packets will be available soon:

Election Packet for Executive Board Positions

Election Packet for Class Senate Positions

Election Candidate Petition & Profile Forms

For questions about your Petition for Candidacy, please contact the SGA President, Jessica Velicer, SGAPresident@pepperdine.edu. Please complete your Candidate Profile Form (Executive Board and Senate) BEFORE the Candidates Meeting on March 15 at 9 AM.

For more information about each position, see the SGA Constitution.


Please direct any questions about elections to SGA President at SGAPresident@pepperdine.edu.