How to Run

Available Positions Following the Fall 2022 By-Election

Five Director positions:

  • Two (2) College of Arts (COA)

  • One (1) Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)

  • Two (2) Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)

For more information on Director Appointments click here


Are you interested in running for an Executive or Director position on the CSA Board of Directors, but not sure how to get started?

Just let the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) know which Executive position or College you would like to represent at csacro@uoguelph.ca.

The CRO will send you a nominations package. The process includes the following:

  • Signing the Nominee Declaration Form 
  • Securing the minimum number of Nominator signatures (25 for directors and 50 for executives)  supporting your candidacy using a prescribed Microsoft Form. 
  • Signing the Candidate Commitment Form 
  • Completing the Declaration of Extra-Curricular Activity 
  • Providing a brief statement (maximum 150 words) about yourself and your reasons for seeking election. 
  • Providing an election promotion photo of yourself to be used on the CSA elections promotions.

Electronic Signatures

Signatures are required at various stages in your nomination plackage.

Nominator Signatures
Signatures are gathered from your nominators using a Microsoft Form that is provided by the Cheif Returning Officer (CRO) when you request your package. 

Candidate Signatures
Candidate signatures are required in several of the documents you submit with your nomination package. You must use the Adobe Reader app to sign these documents in the fillable pdfs - do not sign the pdfs in your browser! 

Check out this video on How to Sign a pdf Using Adobe Reader (video) (you mist be signed into your UoG account in order to access the video).

  1. Download Adobe Reader (for free!)
  2. Open your browser and sign into your UoG student account.
  3. Follow the steps in the video above.

Questions? Email the Chief Returning Officer (CRO): csacro@uoguelph.ca.

Thank you for representing your college and helping to make the CSA Election a success! Good luck!


Last Updated:
Friday, November 4th, 2022 4:23 PM