Hello all graduate students! The Graduate Student Organization is looking for students who have completed at least one (1) matriculated semester as a graduate student at Binghamton University to run for the position of the GSO Vice President for Multicultural Affairs:

Vice President for Multicultural Affairs Stipend: $10,000 (prorated from start date of October 25th, 2021)

**Reduction of Signatures Required to 15 People**

If you are interested in running for the VPMA position, you must submit the following information (letter of intent package) to gsoelect@binghamton.edu by 2:00pm (14:00) EST on 10/13/2021:
I. The candidate’s full name as it will appear on the ballot.
II. A picture of the candidate (optional)
III. The candidate’s B-Mail email username.
IV. The position the candidate is seeking.
V. The election cycle the candidate is running in.
VI. A personal statement/platform (max 200 words)
VII. A copy of your CV/resume
VIII. Collect the names, emails, and other information of 15 students that support that student’s candidacy. The signatures will be collected via google forms, which are attached below and added to a master spreadsheet owned by gsoelect@binghamton.edu. Students that are signing may support only one VPMA candidate. Student names will be cross referenced with the origination of the typed information, such that it can be verified that the candidate has not falsely imported the names. Students must be signed into their Binghamton University issued email account to enter their information into the google form. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that a person has not signed another form. If a student is to sign 2 forms, the form with the later timestamp will be invalidated. Once you have collected 15 signatures, you may send the rest of the required information that is listed above to gsoelect@binghamton.edu, which will confirm your candidacy for the GSO Special Election.
Nomination Form:

Special Election VPMA Nomination Form
Note: Please do not fill out the form unless you support that candidate. You may only fill out the form once.DUE IN 2 DAYS!
Important dates:

Letter of intent package : 10/13/2021 by 2:00pm EST
Candidate’s meeting/orientation*: 10/14/2021 and/or 10/152021 (TBD)
Campaigning begins: 10/15/2021
Meet and greet session*: 10/19/2021 (TBD)
Last day to withdraw candidacy: 10/19/2021 by 2:00 pm EST (To be done by emailing gsoelect@binghamton.edu)
Election: 10/21/2021; 9am – 10/22/2021; 9am EST
Note: If there are any questions, please email gsoelect@binghamton.edu.
*Mandatory meeting for candidates