Run for Office

Ask not what your SHPE familia can do for you - ask what you can do for your SHPE familia! Join the leadership team and make an impact at the highest levels of the organization. Your resume will thank you too!

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Seize the moment.

If you want to be in a position that cultivates leadership skills, encourages ownership, and presents invaluable networking opportunities, now is your chance to take a leadership role at SHPE.

Every spring, SHPE holds a nationwide election to determine the new, volunteer members of the National Board of Directors (NBOD) and the regional leadership. The NBOD creates the vision and manages the organization while the regional leadership guides the chapters. Do not hesitate to become a candidate in this year’s elections!

Opportunities

Professional Positions

The NBOD has three professional positions that are filled via election. Professional positions are staggered in the following pattern, to preserve continuity.

In odd-numbered years (2021, 2023, etc.), the following positions open for office:

  • Two National Board Of Director members
  • Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 1, 3, 5, and 7

In even-numbered years (2020, 2022, etc), the following positions open for office:

  • One National Board Of Director member
  • Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 2, 4, and 6

The above professional positions have two-year terms which begin on July 1st.


Student Positions

Every year, three student members are elected to the NBOD:

  • Two National Board Members - Undergraduate
  • One National Board Member - Graduate

Every year, fourteen student positions are open at a regional level:

  • Seven Regional Graduate Representatives
  • Seven Regional Student Representatives

The above student positions have one-year terms which begin on July 1st.


Nominee Checklist

All forms and supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to elections@shpe.org.

Professional Nominees

  • Hi-res professional photo (.jpg or .png)
  • Biography (300-word count limit).
  • Nomination petition with 5 professional member signatures

Graduate Student Nominees

  • Hi-res professional photo (.jpg or .png)
  • Biography (300-word count limit).
  • Nomination petition with 5 graduate student member signatures
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) with a 3.25 GPA minimum

Undergraduate Student Nominees

  • Hi-res professional photo (.jpg or .png)
  • Biography (300-word count limit).
  • Nomination petition with 5 undergraduate student member signatures
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) with a 3.0 GPA minimum

NOTE: Signatures from members residing in the region are required for all regional positions.


Election Timeline

  • February 15: The membership payment is due to be eligible to nominate, vote or run for office. The affidavit form is due for graduating seniors wanting to be considered a graduate or professional member for election purposes.
  • March 29*: Nominations submittal deadline at 11:59 pm PDT
  • April 14: Ballots go out and voting begins at 12:01 am PDT
  • April 30: Voting concludes at 12:01 am PDT
  • May 16: Election Results Announced

*Starting in 2022, the nominations deadline will be March 15.


Election Resources

Have questions? Contact elections@shpe.org.