• Maximizing Your Matador Experience

University Student Union Board of Directors Elections Spring 2018


Maximizing Your Matador Experience:
Run for a seat on the USU Board of Directors. Apply today!

Here’s your opportunity to join the students on the Board of Directors (BOD) of the University Student Union. You can get involved and make a difference to benefit all CSUN students and our campus while also building valuable skills for your own future.

Applications are due Monday, March 12 at 5 p.m.

How do I become a candidate?

Potential candidates will need to read and review the General Elections packetPDF icon for more detailed information on what it takes to become a member of the Board. If you feel that you are qualified, fill out the online application.

Why do I want to become a part of the Board of Directors?

Ten out of the seventeen members on the Board of Directors are students. You would serve as a representative to the 40,000+ students on campus to supply the vital input necessary to improve the growing campus community and bring positive change to the University Student Union. As you make a difference on the CSUN campus for you and your fellow students, you will simultaneously gain the following benefits:

  • Valuable leadership experience
  • Develop and enhance your public speaking skills
  • Opportunity to initiate and approve policy and legislation
  • Govern a multi-million dollar operating budget
  • Serve on committees of personal interest
    • Audit Committee
    • Facilities and Commercial Services Committee
    • Finance Committee
    • Personnel Committee
    • Retirement Planning Committee
  • Network with people from various backgrounds
  • Work with esteemed faculty and campus administrators
  • Receive priority registration for each semester you serve
  • Receive a modest monthly stipend

Timeline of Events

Monday, Feb. 5
8 a.m.
Election Application Filing Begins

Thursday, March 1
5:15 p.m.
Candidate Meeting (mandatory)
USU Conference Room, Sol Center, USU

Monday, March 12
5 p.m.
Election Application Filing Ends

Wednesday, March 14
5 p.m.
Academic Approval**
Candidates notified via email by this date.

Tuesday, March 27
Candidate Statement Due
Due via email to

Wednesday, April 4 & Thursday, April 5
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Online; Oviatt Library (Front); SRC; CSUN Campus Store

Friday, April 6
4 p.m.
Financial Reports Due/Removal of Campaign Materials
Due via email to or turned into the Information Desk—1st floor of Sol Center

 **All candidates will receive notification via email indicating whether or not they meet the academic requirements to run by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. Candidates who do not meet the academic requirements will not be allowed to run in the BOD Elections.

Elections Code and Posting Procedures

Elections Code 
Posting Procedure 


If you need any further information or assistance, please contact:

Freddie Sanchez, USU Elections Advisor
(818) 677-7618