Elections

CSU Elections and Appointments

Fall 2020

Creighton Students Union (CSU) elects and appoints its new members annually during the Fall semester, as positions are held for the duration of the calendar year (January - December). This year, the CSU Election Day is November 3, 2020. Check your inbox for your ballot, which will be emailed to you automatically.

Positions and Roles

Below are descriptions of all elected and appointed positions within CSU. Whether you are interested specifically in programming, finances, or policy/legislation, or you are just looking for involvement on campus, there is something for everyone!

    Executive Committee

    President: responsible for the day to day operations of CSU including meeting with University administrators, serving on University Committees, writing legislation that advocates for student needs, and serving as the primary voice of the student body.                                 

    This is an elected position - see "Elections" below.

    Executive Vice President: responsible for overseeing the House of Delegates, serving as the liaison between CSU and University Committees, managing two CSU coordinator positions (Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator and Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator), and coordinating signature programs with Jesuit Academy.                   

    This is an elected position - see "Elections" below.

    Vice President for Finance: responsible for managing CSU's budget and allocations of student fees to all undergraduates, graduate and professional schools, sport clubs, and non-student organizations. This position also manages the annual audit of CSU finances and oversees the Appropriations Committee.

    This is an appointed position - see "Applications" below.

    Vice President for Programming: responsible for managing CSU Program Board by providing diverse programming, coordinating large-scale events such as Homecoming and Senior Week, and creating and managing the Program Board budget.                        

    This is an appointed position - see "Applications" below.

    Assistant Vice President for Programming: responsible for assisting in the management of CSU Program Board by providing diverse programming, coordinating large-scale events such as Spring Jam and Fallapalooza, and managing the Program Board Street Team.   

    This is an appointed position - see "Applications" below.

    House of Delegates

    The House of Delegates is a voting body of CSU that is comprised of delegates from all 9 colleges and schools, at-large members, group delegates, and affinity group delegates. Members serve as the legislative body of the Creighton Students Union and represent the wishes and needs of the students through policy and legislative action. In addition, they propose resolutions, acts, and amendments to the CSU governing documents.

    Some of these positions are elected and some are appointed - see "Elections" and "Applications" below.

    Appropriations Committee

    The Appropriations Committee is a seven-member committee of the Creighton Students Union responsible for making financial recommendations and decisions, especially pertaining to undergraduate student organizations. Committee members are responsible for voting on all funding allocation decisions to undergraduate organizations, sports clubs, and non-student organizations. Position commitment is for January - December (excluding summer), with one meeting per week.                                         

    These are appointed positions - see "Applications" below.

     Program Board

    The Program Board is responsible for providing the Creighton University community with multicultural, social, recreational, educational, and entertaining programs in alignment with the Creighton University Mission Statement. The CSU Program Board exists to enhance the Creighton experience by providing programs to enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of students' lives. The CSU Program Board seeks to improve upon the whole person by assisting student in the development of their leadership skills through practical programming experiences, group training and one-on-one contact. Position commitment is for January - December (excluding summer), with weekly commitments varying. 

    These are appointed positions - see "Applications" below.                                 

    Coordinators

    Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator: responsible for advocating for the diverse interests of students, elevating the voices of underrepresented student groups, and providing resources and education to current students on diversity initiatives. Position commitment is from January-December (excluding summer), with 4 office hours per week.

    This is an appointed position - see "Applications" below.

    Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator: responsible for producing all marketing and publication materials for CSU (excluding Program Board). Also responsible for managing the CSU social media accounts on a regular and consistent basis.  Position commitment is from January-December (excluding summer), with 4 office hours per week.

    This is an appointed position - see "Applications" below.

    Elections

    This year, the CSU Election Day is November 3, 2020. The following positions will appear on the CSU ballot and are elected by students:

    President

    Executive Vice President

    House of Delegates - Group Delegates

    • International Students (1 delegate)
    • Online/Regional Campuses (1 delegate)
    • Phoenix Campus (1 delegate)
    • Fraternity and Sorority Life (1 delegate)
    • School/College (based on enrollment)
    • At-Large (4 delegates)

    If you are interested in running for one of the above positions, you are required to attend the CSU Election Rules meeting on October 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM CST via Zoom**. You can join the Zoom meeting at the scheduled time by clicking the following link: https://creighton.zoom.us/j/91589341342

    **If you were unable to attend and would like to view a recording of this meeting, see "Information Presentations" below.

    Additionally, please keep in mind the following deadlines for elected positions:

    • Petitions turned in - October 16, 2020
    • Approval of campaign materials - October 19,2020
    • Campaigning begins - October 20, 2020
    • CSU Debate (President and Executive Vice President only) - November, 2, 2020

    Applications

    The following positions are appointed and require an application:

    Vice President for Finance

    Application can be found here                                                                                                                        Applications due October 23, 2020                                                                                                             Interviews conducted November 9-13, 2020

    Vice President for Programming

    Application can be found here                                                                                                                Applications due October 23, 2020                                                                                                         Interviews conducted November 9-13, 2020

     

    Assistant Vice President for Programming

    Application can be found here                                                                                                                 Applications due October 23, 2020                                                                                                         Interviews conducted November 9-13, 2020

    House of Delegates - Affinity Group Delegates

    • Academic and Honor (1delegate)
    • Faith-Based, Political, Sustainability (1 delegate)
    • Service and Justice (1 delegate)
    • Cultural (1 delegate)
    • Commuter/Off-Campus (1 delegate)

    Applications for the above delegates can be found here                                                                                            Applications due October 30, 2020 

    Program Board

    Application can be found here                                                                                                                Applications due November 21, 2020                                                                                                     Interviews conducted over winter break

    Appropriations Committee

    Application can be found here                                                                                                                           Applications due November 21, 2020                                                                                                                      Interviews conducted over winter break

    Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

    Application can be found here                                                                                                                         Applications due November 21, 2020                                                                                                        Interviews conducted over winter break

    Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator

    Application can be found here                                                                                                                       Applications due November 21, 2020                                                                                                         Interviews conducted over winter break

     

    Information Presentations

    Click on the links below to view various recorded information presentations. 

    CSU State of Student Address and Election Results

    Click here to view a recording of the Fall 2020 CSU State of the Student Address and Election Results

    Overview of Elected and Appointed Positions

    Learn about the many available roles within CSU, including both elected and appointed positions.  Click here to view the recording.

    House of Delegates (previously the Board of Representatives)

    Learn about the restructuring of the Board of Representatives to the new House of delegates.  Click here to view the recording.

    Election Rules Meeting

    Learn more about the rules and requirements that pertain to elected positions, including CSU President, Executive Vice President, and Group Delegates (House of Delegates).  Click here to view the recording.

    Questions?

    Feel free to contact csupres@creighton.edu with any questions!