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SGA 2022-2023 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:

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, February 16 at 11:00 AM in the Light House

    • Wednesday, March 9 at 6:00 PM in the Light House
    • Strongly encouraged for anyone considering a position in SGA to attend one of these meetings.
  • Candidates Meeting: Wednesday, March 16 at 9 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:
  • Presidential Debate: Monday, March 21 at 6 PM in the Amphitheater
    • All presidential candidates are required to hold a debate. More information can be found in the Election Packet.
  • Election Day: Wednesday, March 23 at 8 AM - Thursday, March 24 at 8 AM
  • Runoff Election Day: Wednesday, March 30 at 8 AM - Thursday, March 31 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 Election Packets are available now:

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 VP of Administration, Clara Fermanian, SGAadminVP@pepperdine.edu. Please complete your Candidate Profile Form (Executive Board and Senate) BEFORE the Candidates Meeting on March 16 at 9 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.