From Tuesday, March 27th to Thursday, March 29th the Student Body will come together to vote for their next student leaders! The 2018 Student Body General Election will elect the next Student Body President/Vice President and Student Trustee. The election ballot will also have up to 5 referendum questions, which will ask the Student Body's opinion on questions related to policy, academics, student life, and other areas of University affairs.
One of the oldest institutions of student leadership, and predating even the Senate itself, the Student Body President (SBP) sits at the head of the Student Body, and acts as the primary spokesperson for student interests to the Administration, state and local government, alumni, and other parties. The Student Body President has the exclusive right to sit and vote on any committee or body of the Administration, and actively does so. Currently, the Student Body President is a member of several institutions, including the UNH Alumni Association, the Space Allocation, Adaption and Renewal Committee (SAARC), and the 2017 University Presidential Search Committee. The Student Body President is also the head of the Cabinet, the members of which serve as the primary means of implementing the SBP's policy mandate.
The Student Trustee is the USNH Board Representative for undergraduate UNH students, and is their primary voice to the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Board of Trustees. For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, the USNH Board Representative for UNH will be a Student Trustee, and will be equal in all respects to the other trustees on the Board, including having a vote. The undergraduate USNH Board Representative for UNH is a member of the Student Senate, and is assisted by two Advisors, who assist them in representing UNH students to the Board of Trustees.