The 2020-2021 Macaulay Scholars Council Elections Process

Click here to see the winners of the 2020-2021 election!

Being a Macaulay Scholars Council member makes a difference! More than just a student government body, the Scholars Council is an important and influential voice of the Macaulay student body at CUNY. The Council’s mission is to promote an informed and involved student body, building cross-campus relationships through sponsorship of various activities, and providing counseling to the Macaulay administration. The MSC and its members develop and support some of Macaulay’s traditional community events, such as the Spring Formal, Halloween Party, and Freshmen Class Mixer. You can view the full duties of the council and Macaulay Scholars Council Charter here.

Representatives are needed for all four classes, at all eight campuses. Want to become an MSC member for 2020-2021? Here’s how:

STEP 1:
Submit a statement of interest between Monday, March 30th and Thursday, April 9th.  All candidates, new and incumbent, must send a statement. Your statement will be shared with all student voters, so include details that highlight your leadership skills and the theme of your candidacy. Here’s a sample.

STEP 2:
Candidate statements will be on view. Your fellow students will use the statements to decide how to vote. You may view the Candidate Advertising and Campaign Guidelines here to see what you can do to share your candidacy and encourage fellow students to vote.

STEP 3:
Voting will take place from Monday, April 20th – Sunday, April 26th. During this election period all students will be invited via email to cast their votes online for a candidate in the same campus and class.

STEP 4:
On Monday, April 27th, the winners are announced!

STEP 5:
Meet your fellow Macaulay Scholars Council representatives at the first (and MANDATORY) meeting on Tuesday, May 26th at 11:00am. The newly elected members of the Macaulay Scholars Council will vote on their President and Vice President Positions at this meeting. All elected representatives are also required to attend an overnight leadership retreat in the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester.

In order to run for the executive board, you must first be elected to serve as the representative of your campus/class!