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SGA 2022-2023 Freshman Senate 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 (PDT) 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 VP of Administration, SGAAdminVP@pepperdine.edu. 

Open Positions:

Freshman Class Senate:

  • (1) Freshman Class President
  • (3) Freshman Senators

Election Schedule:

  • Interest Meeting: Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 PM in the Black Family Plaza Classroom (BPC) 188
    • Strongly encouraged for anyone considering a position in SGA.

  • Candidates Meeting: Wednesday, September 7 at 8 AM in Thornton Administration Center (TAC) Room 100
    • This meeting is mandatory for all candidates who are running.
    • Complete a Candidate Profile Form prior to the Candidates Meeting:
    • Bring your completed list of signatures  
  • Election Day: Wednesday, September 14 at 8 AM - Thursday, September 15 at 8 AM
  • Runoff Election Day: Wednesday, September 21 at 8 AM - Thursday, September 22 at 8 AM
    • A runoff election is only held if needed.
  • SGA Retreat: Friday, Sept. 23 - Sunday, Sept. 25 
    • Required for all members of SGA. These dates are subject to change.


Election Packets: 

SGA 2022-2023 Freshman Class Election Packets are available now:

Election Packet  for Freshman Class Senate Positions 

*Printed packets can also be found outside the SGA office (TCC 260). 

Election Candidate Petition & Profile Forms

For questions about your Petition for Candidacy, please contact the VP of Administration, Michael Sugimoto, SGAadminVP@pepperdine.edu. Please complete your Candidate Profile Form (Freshman Election Form) BEFORE the Candidates Meeting on September 7 at 8 AM.

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


Please direct any questions about elections to VP of Administration at SGAadminVP@pepperdine.edu.