Graduate Trustee

This semester we are holding a special election.  The current graduate trustee is graduating and therefore unable to fulfill the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semester of the term.  The person elected in this special election will fulfill the balance of this term. Another election will be held in Spring 2020 to elect a graduate student to serve for the next two year term (Fall 2020- Spring 2022).

About the Graduate Trustee

There are two student representatives to the Board of Trustees, a representative of undergraduates and a representative of graduate and professional students.

Responsibilities:
• For the term, attend all meetings of the Board and meetings of Committees to which they have been assigned.
• Prepare for meetings beforehand by contacting affected parties prior to meetings to discuss questions and answers you or they may have.
• Vote on every resolution after careful consideration of the possible effect on both the students and the University.
• Be professional, ethical and responsible in personal behavior. Students look up to you. Be worthy of their respect.
• Advocate for the University as a whole, and particularly as a student. Advocate for the long-range good of the whole.
• Be accessible to the students, the general public, attend functions and events. Stay informed of issues by becoming acquainted with as many people as possible who are associated with the University.
• Be accessible to the media, but always vigilant to present views fairly.
• Establish and maintain regular contacts with regional campuses and professional schools. Remind students that they have a voice through you.
• Communicate on a regular basis with students, faculty, and staff.
• Maintain the confidentiality of executive session discussions and materials and other sensitive matters. Never betray a confidence.
• Be an enthusiastic supporter of the University, and advocate on its behalf at all times.
• Vow to make the experience of representing the students a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

Minimum Requirements:
• Must be a full time student at the University of Connecticut while holding this position (as per Connecticut state law).
• Must be in good academic standing.
• Must not be on conduct probation or suspension while a candidate or while holding the position.

For more information about the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees, visit http://boardoftrustees.uconn.edu/


Documents and Important Deadlines

Special Election Documents:

For an overview of the responsibilities of the position, detailed special election schedule and timeline, campaign rules, application and financial statement materials, Student Trustee Elections Committee (STEC) bylaws and members, please see the following STEC Packet.

Graduate Student Trustee Election–Special Election Full Packet

Deadlines:

More specific deadlines can be found in the STEC Packet.

  • September 13, 2019 at 12:00 noon: Intent to Run Forms (Application Part 1) “Candidate Statement” and “Petition for Nomination” (Application Part 2) are due.
  • October 1, 2019 at 12:00 noon to October 3, 2019 at 12:00 noon: Voting Period
  • November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm: Campaign Financial Statements and supporting documents due to the Storrs Campus, Department of Student Activities Office (Student Union, Room 209). Candidates may also submit all materials via fax to 860-486-1689 or email kim.colbert@uconn.edu (if you fax or email, call 860-486-8151 to confirm that your application was received)
  • November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm: Deadline to submit alleged campaign violations, via email, to the STEC Chair: Krista.obrien@uconn.edu