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Open Student Senate Seats

The most common way students get involved in Student Senate is by running with coalitions during Spring elections each year. In these elections, University of Kansas students vote for their preferred student government coalition for the next academic year. To learn more about the Student Senate elections, click here.  

There are two required forms to apply for an open seat in Student Senate: an application and a candidacy petition.


1. ​Print an application here.

2. Print your candidacy petition here.


Replacement Senator applications must be submitted to the Student Senate offices, Kansas Memorial Union, Room 410. 
For questions/more information, email our Chief of Staff Danny Summers at or


Open Student Senate Seats

Replacement Senators are to fill out the above two forms.

The open replacement Senate seats are:

  • Business - 1 open seat
  • Education - 2 open seats
  • Engineering - 1 open seat
  • International Undergraduate - 1 open seat
  • Junior/Senior College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) - 2 open seats
  • Music - 1 open seat
  • Off Campus - 1 open seat
  • Pharmacy - 1 open seat

Open Appointed Student Senate Seats

Appointed Senators for KU-related organizations are chosen by their respective organization they are to represent in Student Senate. Appointed Senators need not fill out the two forms above.

The open appointed Senate seats are:

  • Multicultural Greek Council - 1 open seat
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council - 1 open seat
  • Jayhawker Towers Tenants Association - 1 open seat
  • Asian American Student Association - 1 open seat


An associate Senator is elected from each of the legislative committees: Finance, Multicultural Affairs, Student Rights, and University Affairs. Elections were held during the second committee meeting of the Fall semester, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. All of these Associate seats are currently filled.

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