ASSP Elections

Applications will be available on February 18th

2015 Election Guidelines (PDF)

2015 Election Posting Guidelines (PDF)

To learn more about elections and what it’s like to be an ASSP Officer or Senator, come to our Elections Open House! Monday, February 23, 6-7:30pm in Weter Hall. There will be Molly Moon’s ice cream, and plenty of time to get your questions answered.

If you are interested in running for an elected position in ASSP, consider setting up a meeting with the current officer! Brief position descriptions and contact information can be found here. Those interested in positions on ASSP Senate can contact Brian Valley, Executive Vice President, at ASSP-ExecVP@spu.edu.

Officer Application Officer Application
Senator Application Senator Application

ASSP President

  • Represent the concerns of the general student body and ASSP Senate to the University Administration and the Board of Trustees; to oversee all aspects of the ASSP through the offices of the ASSP Vice Presidents
  • Providing active leadership for the ASSP Office and Senate and guiding them to greater fulfillment of their mission
  • Recruiting new student leaders by engaging in student and community events
  • Hires and Oversees the Public Relations Manager
  • Responsible for Professor of the Year Selection, Senior Gift Committee, and co-chairing the Baccalaureate Task Force

Required of all ASSP Officers:

  • Provide active leadership for the ASSP organization and the student body as a whole
  • Serve on ASSP Senate, attending weekly meetings
  • Meet weekly for staff meetings
  • Work with respective staff members, faculty, and administrators within the areas that they oversee
  • Attend various functions as an ASSP Core
  • Be involved in the selection and training process of student leaders that their position oversees

For additional information, please contact John Jarman, current ASSP President at ASSP-President@spu.edu

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Executive Vice President

  • Oversee all matters pertaining to the proper functioning of ASSP Senate; ensure active student representation on institutional committees; and assist the President in addressing student concerns
  • Chair ASSP Senate and be responsible for the overall management of operations and personnel thereof
  • Oversee ASSP Senate Committees and coordinate ASSP representation on faculty committees
  • Chair Senate Appointment Committee and Student Financial Aid Committee
  • Plan and administer the ASSP elections by chairing the Elections Task Force
  • Represent ASSP on the Board of Student Media
  • Work with Constitutional Advisory Board to ensure the proper distribution, upholding and maintenance of the ASSP Constitution and By-Laws
  • Oversee Student Leadership Development Committee

Required of all ASSP Officers:

  • Provide active leadership for the ASSP organization and the student body as a whole
  • Serve on ASSP Senate, attending weekly meetings
  • Meet weekly for staff meetings
  • Work with respective staff members, faculty, and administrators within the areas that they oversee
  • Attend various functions as an ASSP Core
  • Be involved in the selection and training process of student leaders that their position oversees

For additional information, please contact Brian Valley, current Executive Vice President at ASSP-ExecVP@spu.edu

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Vice President of Campus Ministries

  • Represent the needs of the student body to campus ministries and to present campus ministries to ASSP Senate and other constituencies
  • Supportive Supervision of the nine ministry coordinators (Urban Involvement, GROUP, Gather, Latreia, Relinquish, Sharpen, SPRINT, and CSMCs) as well as the Catalyst Ministry Programmer and the Ministry Marketer
  • Chair ASSP Ministry Council
  • Co-chair the Baccalaureate Task Force
  • Organize annual ministry retreat
  • Coordination of campus wide ministry events including Celebration Week

Required of all ASSP Officers:

  • Provide active leadership for the ASSP organization and the student body as a whole
  • Serve on ASSP Senate, attending weekly meetings
  • Meet weekly for staff meetings
  • Work with respective staff members, faculty, and administrators within the areas that they oversee
  • Attend various functions as an ASSP Core
  • Be involved in the selection and training process of student leaders that their position oversees

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Rueda-Herrera, current Vice President of Campus Ministries at ASSP-VPM@spu.edu

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Vice President of Finance

  • Manage and oversee all budget and financial operations of the ASSP and to facilitate student representation in University finances
  • Oversee financial proposals
  • Chair Finance Board and manage current ASSP assets
  • Chair Allocation Board and lead the planning for the future year budget
  • Work with the University Finance Office and ensure proper financial procedures are followed throughout the ASSP organization
  • Chair student involvement in Student Budget Committee and give recommendation for ASSP fee
  • Conduct an annual audit of ASSP at the year end and close out current accounts to the Rollover Contingency Fund
  • Oversee the ASSP Treasurer

Required of all ASSP Officers:

  • Provide active leadership for the ASSP organization and the student body as a whole
  • Serve on ASSP Senate, attending weekly meetings
  • Meet weekly for staff meetings
  • Work with respective staff members, faculty, and administrators within the areas that they oversee
  • Attend various functions as an ASSP Core
  • Be involved in the selection and training process of student leaders that their position oversees

For additional information, please contact Benjamin Prinster, current Vice President of Finance at ASSP-VPFinance@spu.edu

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Vice President of Intercultural Affairs

  • Initiate, facilitate, and coordinate diversity efforts according to biblical reconciliation within the ASSP, and to serve as a student resource for diversity efforts in the SPU community at large
  • Encourage and facilitate collaborative planning and action toward achievement of diversity goals among all ASSP organizations
  • Serve as a resource for students, student groups, faculty, staff, and administrators who are engaged with students from diverse backgrounds and intercultural activities, programs, and initiatives
  • Chair Catalyst (Intercultural Initiatives Committee) and plan events to facilitate campus diversity efforts such as In Context, Diversity Conference, Multicultural Night of Worship, and Intercultural Retreat
  • Advise and mentor the Intercultural Coordinators

Required of all ASSP Officers:

  • Provide active leadership for the ASSP organization and the student body as a whole
  • Serve on ASSP Senate, attending weekly meetings
  • Meet weekly for staff meetings
  • Work with respective staff members, faculty, and administrators within the areas that they oversee
  • Attend various functions as an ASSP Core
  • Be involved in the selection and training process of student leaders that their position oversees

For additional information, please contact Jasmine Hairston, current Vice President of Intercultural Affairs at ASSP-VPIA@spu.edu

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Vice President of Campus Activities

  • To oversee all campus activities of the ASSP and provide active leadership to the Student Union Board and official ASSP clubs
  • Responsible for the storage space and ASSP sound equipment
  • Establish process for scheduling student events
  • Oversee the STUB Executive Director, Club Executive Director, Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, and the Media Equipment Coordinator and those respective areas/programs
  • In conjunction with the Club Executive Director, oversee club registration, programming, and funding through the Committee for Student Clubs
  • Form and chair the Homecoming Committee and be responsible for planning student involvement in Homecoming Court Selection and Homecoming activities

Required of all ASSP Officers:

  • Provide active leadership for the ASSP organization and the student body as a whole
  • Serve on ASSP Senate, attending weekly meetings
  • Meet weekly for staff meetings
  • Work with respective staff members, faculty, and administrators within the areas that they oversee
  • Attend various functions as an ASSP Core
  • Be involved in the selection and training process of student leaders that their position oversees

For additional information, please contact Kelsey Tuohy, current Vice President of Campus Activities at ASSP-VPCA@spu.edu

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Senate Positions

The Student Senate is a body of well-informed students who represent their peers, find innovative solutions to student concerns, and facilitate interaction between the students and the administration, faculty, and staff. Senators represent residence halls, campus houses and apartments, commuter students, various academic departments, and everyone in between! Visit the Senate webpage here for a list of potential positions.

For more information on the Senate and how you can get involved, contact Brian Valley, ASSP Executive Vice President, at ASSP-ExecVP@spu.edu.

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