Get Involved

Are you interested in advancing dining options on campus? Do you enjoy event planning? Or, are you passionate about issues such as mental health accessibility or diversity and inclusion? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should become a part of the conversation and join one of the many pieces of Student Government!

Join the Senate

If you’re a first-year student at WFU…

Unlike all other elections, freshmen elections occur in the fall of the year, a few weeks after arrival to campus. Freshmen candidates run on behalf of their residence hall for a senator position in Student Government. The number of positions per residence hall vary each year and are allotted based on residence hall population.

There are no requirements to run for Student Government other than being dedicated to the betterment of our community. We are committed to representing the interests of all students and need representation from all grades, fields of study, and identities.

To get started, download the elections packet (Fall 2022 Freshman Elections). In this packet, you will find all essential dates and deadlines for the upcoming election cycle as well as campaign rules and regulations.

Individuals who do not wish to run for a position or are unsuccessful in getting elected via the elections process are encouraged to apply for appointment. The Senatorial Appointment committee is chaired by the SG Chief of Staff Braden Strackman (strabw19@nullwfu.edu) and consists of representatives from the Judiciary and Diversity and Inclusion Committees. 

If you’re an upper-class student at WFU…

Upper-class elections occur in the spring of each year and candidates run on behalf of their entire grade.

For information on 2023 Spring Elections, please check back here for updates.

Individuals who do not wish to run for a position or are unsuccessful in getting elected via the elections process are encouraged to apply for appointment. The Senatorial Appointment committee is chaired by the SG Chief of Staff Braden Strackman (strabw19@nullwfu.edu) and consists of representatives from the Judiciary and Diversity and Inclusion Committees. 

Join the Student Budget Advisory Committee (SBAC)

The Student Budget Advisory Committee, known as SBAC, is an independent branch of Student Government. Throughout the year, SBAC is charged with allocating operating budgets for all chartered student organizations and overseeing the way these funds are spent. To this end, the Committee hears and votes on funding requests weekly, in addition to operating budget requests in the Spring semester. 

This is a perfect opportunity for students interested in finance, funding, and budgets but are not seeking a senator position. Applications for SBAC will open May 2023.

If you have any questions, please email the SG Treasurer Tim Erday.

Join the Sexual Assault Prevention Support & Accountability Committee (SAPSA)

In the spring of 2022, Wake Forest students participated in a Campus Climate survey regarding sexual assault and sexual misconduct. The Sexual Assault Prevention Support & Accountability Committee (SAPSA) uses this data to promote a better campus environment surrounding sexual assault.

If you are interested in learning more about SAPSA or joining the committee, please reach out to SAPSA co-chairs Lillie Davenport and Maggie Knight.

Other

For students not wishing to formally join Student Government, other opportunities include: attending Senate meetings from 7-9pm in Benson 401, reaching out to S.G. co-chairs or senators on issues pertinent to the student body, or creating partnerships between SG and other Student Organizations. 

Please feel free to contact us at wakesg@nullwfu.edu if you have any questions about running for a position or getting involved with Student Government or its various components.