Running For Office?

Interested in being more involved and making a difference? Running for office might be the perfect opportunity! As a part of ASOC, you’ll have the opportunity to network, gain leadership experience, and be the voice for students campus-wide.


(2) Sophomore Class Senators
(2) Junior Class Senators
(2) Senior Class Senators 
VP of Financial Affairs 
VP of Internal Affairs
VP of External Affairs 
VP of Policies
VP of Academic Affairs 
(4) Honor Board Jurors
ASOC President

The descriptions for each of the Senate positions are in Article V – Officers, Bylaws of the ASOC Senate, and for Honor Board Jurors in the Bylaws of the ASOC Honor Board. Please refer to the Election Guidelines for Eligibility Requirements.

Running For Office

Students running for Class Senator must acquire 20 class signatures via THIS PETITION; all other positions require 40 signatures via THIS PETITION. Please make a copy of your petition document, save it to your Google Drive, and have people sign your petition directly with their virtual signature (name and A#). You cannot sign for them. 

The petitions are due Saturday, April 18th at 5 pm PST. Please submit your virtual Google Doc petition by sharing it with the ASOC Elections Chair Alex Lin at and Senate Advisor Marcus A. Rodriguez at

Immediately after petitions are due (April 18th at 5 pm PST), there will be a short virtual candidate meeting and campaigning can begin immediately afterward. Please note campaigning for positions cannot start until the candidate meeting has taken place. Put simply, you cannot start campaigning until after 5 pm on April 18th.

All the info you need is in the Elections Guidelines but you can also contact the ASOC Elections Chair Alex Lin at

The mission of ASOC is to advocate on behalf of the student body, to promote discussions about how Occidental College can evolve to better serve the students, and to support and organize activities that enhance the educational, recreational, and social experience of students. All sections of ASOC serve to promote, regulate, and maintain the social and educational welfare of our student body through a student government that embodies the mission of Occidental College.