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President and Vice President

Are you passionate about inspiring and leading others? Are you interested in developing students' abilities and connecting them with events and opportunities? If so, you may be a great fit for president or vice-president of the student body!

The president and vice-president are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Bethel Student Government while acting as liaisons between students and the Bethel administration. As President/VP, you would also have the opportunity to invest in student leaders, act as representatives of the student body at events, and make decisions that impact the Bethel community.

Sound interesting? Learn more below about the application and election process.

Application Guidelines

All candidates for the presidency and vice presidency must:

  • Carry a minimum of 12 on‑campus credit hours at the time of election and throughout his or her term of office. Any exception must be approved by election committee
  • Not have a position in Welcome Week or Residence Life
  • Have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Attend an institute of higher education for at least 2 years prior to taking office
  • Have at least 1 year of previous experience within the BSG and 1-year attendance at Bethel
  • Seek to follow all Bethel University policies. Please see the Student Life Handbook, Covenant for Life Together, and Affirmation of Faith
Mandatory Candidate meeting will be held Sunday, February 19 at 9:00pm in the Garage.
No campaigning is allowed until Thursday, February 16 at 12:01 a.m.

Application Instructions

  • Running mates complete the application separately
  • Send 1 picture of the candidates together to bsg@bethel.edu with the subject "Candidate's Photo". This picture may be used for advertising.
  • Print the petition form (doc) and submit separately at Candidates meeting (to be determined)

The application deadline is February 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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