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Press Release: SGA has open Senate seats


Press Release
The FIU Student Government Association has open seats in the Senate

The Student Government Association has open senate seats available to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Miami, Florida (14 February 2011)— The Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Senate has seats open for the following colleges:

*1 for Housing
*1 for Engineering and Computing Science
*1 for Lower Division

As a Senator, you would work with students, faculty, administration, and members of the local community to provide the best services possible to the student body.

The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students registered with the college who meet the following criteria:

FOR UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS
* Maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 term grade point average.
* Shall maintain a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate credit hours; in their semester of graduation these Senators are exempt from these requirements, but shall maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours.

FOR GRADUATE APPLICANTS:
*Maintain no less than a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average and a 2.5 term grade point average.
*Maintain, during Fall and Spring semesters, a minimum of six (6) graduate credit hours; in their semester of graduation, these Senators are exempt these requirements,
but shall maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS
* Be able to attend the Senate meetings every Monday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
* Be registered, during Fall and Spring semesters, for no less than fifty (50) percent of his/her classes at the campus he/she represents.
* Be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct.

Fill out the application available online at http://go.fiu.edu/senate and turn it in to GC 211 no later than

February 21, 2011 at 12:00pm

The Senate will select and confirm the candidates for the positions on February 21, 2011 at 4:00pm in RBD 1000.

If you have any questions, comments and/or concerns as it pertains to the open application period to fill the vacant senate seats, please contact SGC-MMCSenate Speaker Hector Mujica at hmuji001@fiu.edu or call 305-348-2121.

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our website at fiu.edu/~sga. You may also follow us on Facebook; keyword “FIU Student Government Association.” You may also contact SGC-MMC Press Secretary Andrew Vaz at avaz001@fiu.edu.

About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s 1st and only public research institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 40,000 students, FIU is amongst the 15th largest Universities in the nation, boasting 12 Colleges and Schools that offer in excess of 200 Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional degrees. With over 100,000 Alumni living and working in South Florida, the impact that FIU has had on the local community is incalculable.

About the Student Government Association at FIU
The Student Government Association at FIU affords students the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills by serving as adversaries between University Administration and the student body, hence gaining valuable experience in governance and stewardship. With over 40 senators, 60 cabinet members, 20 committees and 40 interns, SGA provides a challenging yet sustainable environment in which students can contribute to student life and in turn, the university community.

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