Get Involved

Run or apply for a position in the ASUN Student Government!

Modeled after the United States government, the undergraduate student government, ASUN, is comprised of three separate branches: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. Working harmoniously, these entities provide an unmatched co-curricular experience for University of Nevada, Reno students. 

Interested in running for office?

  • Filing opens Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8 a.m.
  • Filing closes Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Candidate requirements

  1. Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  2. Be enrolled in at least seven undergraduate credits
  3. Available to attend weekly Senate meetings, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  4. Presidential Candidates must have completed at least 60 undergrad credits and have been a member in the Association for two consecutive semesters.
  5. Vice Presidential Candidates must have completed at least 45 undergrad credits and have been a member in the Association for two consecutive semesters.

How to apply

Complete the online application by Friday February 5.

Before starting the application make sure you have the following:

  1. A high-resolution profile image
  2. Personal statement* explaining who you are, the position you are running for and why you are interested in being an elected officer
  3. A list of 3-5 goals* you want to achieve if elected

*Note: character limitations apply

To learn more about ASUN and the election process, attend an ASUN Information session

Candidate information

Download the candidate packet for the 2021 elections

  • Virtual Mandatory Candidates Meeting, Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Primary Elections Withdrawal Deadline, Tuesday, February 9 by the end of the mandatory candidates meeting.
  • Campaigning Begins, Wednesday, February 10 at 8 a.m.
  • Primary Elections (if necessary), Wednesday, March 3 at 8 a.m. until Thursday March 4 at 5 p.m.
  • General Elections Withdrawal Deadline, Wednesday, March 3 at 5 p.m.
  • General Elections, Wednesday, March 10 at 8 a.m. until Thursday March 11 at 5 p.m.

 Review the candidate packet for a complete listing of important dates and deadlines. Dates and deadlines are subject to change.

Attend an ASUN Debate

Vote for your ASUN Representatives!

ASUN primary elections will take place on March 3 and 4. ASUN general elections will take place on March 10 and 11. 

Voting will take place online via WebCT. A physical polling location will be located in the Center for Student Engagement from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on election days

Don't want to run for office?

Students can also apply for appointed positions in March. Check the student employment website for specific positions.

Not ready to run or apply for office?

Get your feet wet by participating in an ASUN internship program. Internship positions are available in various ASUN departments including the Senate, the Department of Programming, and Legislative Affairs. Positions are usually made available on the student employment website at the end of summer.

For questions about elections

Contact Director of Elections and Democratic Education Kevin Finkler at directorofelections@asun.unr.edu