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Participate in Student Governance

Are you interested in getting involved in student governance and leadership during your first year on The Ingram Commons?

One of the ways that first-year students can become involved in their individual houses is by running for and/or applying for positions on the House Advisory Council (HAC).  Each house has an HAC composed of six positions: president, vice president, public relations chair, service commissioner, and floor representatives (one per floor). With the exception of the floor representatives, these officers compose the Commons Leadership Council (CLC), which meets every week on Wednesdays from 8-9pm. For full position descriptions, click here.  

2017 Timeline for Elections/Applications

  • August 27, 6-7:30 PM and 7:30-9pm: First-Year Leadership Interest Meetings (mandatory if running or applying)

  • September 5: Appointed position applications open on The Commons Anchor Link page

  • September 6, 5pm: Paperwork for elected officers due to the Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons (Commons Center, Suite 203)

  • September 8, 8am: Campaigning begins

  • September 11, 7:30- 10pm: Town Hall Meetings (times vary by house)

  • September 12-13: Voting for elected officers (including VSG Senators)

  • September 17, 5pm: Service Commissioner applications due electronically

  • September 19-21: Service Commissioner interviews

  • September 22, 5pm: PR Chair and Floor Representative applications due electronically

  • September 25-26: PR Chair and Floor Representative interviews

  • September 27: All applicants notified of final decisions
If elected/appointed, all officers of the HAC will be required to attend a training from 4-11 pm on Friday, September 29. If you have additional questions, contact For more information on how to run for a VSG Senate seat, please visit the VSG website.