General Elections 2021



GPSA is the leading voice for graduate and professional students at WSU. Our primary goal is to facilitate the relationship between graduate and professional students and the WSU community. We provide academic and professional support services, social activities, travel grants, and student outreach.

Join the GPSA Team!

If you would like to get involved with GPSA, consider becoming a GPSA Senator, College Representative, or Executive Officer. These positions are an excellent opportunity to make a difference on campus. GPSA members (Pullman fee paying graduate and professional students, including Research and Extension Center students) are eligible to run for GPSA positions. The General Elections Timeline below details the timing of elections process.

Run for a GPSA Position


Filing Forms for the 2021–2022 GPSA General Elections



Term: May 16, 2021 – May 15, 2022

Scholarship: Half time staff assistant at step 50 with tuition waiver & benefits package reflective of a Graduate Assistantship

President Duties

Vice-President Duties


APPLY FOR PRESIDENT/VP (available 2/1/2021)

VP of Legislative Affairs

Term: May 16, 2021 – May 15, 2022

Scholarship: Half time staff assistant at step 50 with tuition waiver & benefits package reflective of a Graduate Assistantship

VP of Legislative Affairs Duties 

APPLY FOR VPLA (available 2/1/2021)

College Representative

Term: May 16, 2021 – May 15, 2022

Scholarship: 10% of the president's yearly stipend, currently $1250 per semester

College Representative Duties



Term: August 2021 – May 2022

Scholarship: $300 per semester

Senator Duties

Number of senators per department (apportionment)

APPLY FOR SENATOR (available 2/1/2021)

General Elections Voting

The President, Vice President, and College Representatives debate will be on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM. The event will be live-streamed on Zoom at GPSA Debate.

To learn more about the candidates running for a GPSA position, please see Senator Statements and Executive Board Statements. The statements will be available here sometime after applications close on February 15th, but prior to when voting begins on March 8th.

Senator and Executive Board Candidate Statements

GPSA General Election online voting will open March 8th at 8:00 PM and close March 12th at 11:59 PM.


Election Results

The election results are now available. To validate and certify the election results, the Senate must approve the results with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote.

After March 29, 2021, the IAC will provide and present a full report of the General Elections to the Senate.


General Elections Timeline

Date Event Action Required
February 1, 2021 Applications for General Elections Open at 12:01 AM Log on to Presence and complete the General Election forms (links can be found above for each position).
February 15, 2021 Applications Close at 11:59 PM Do not wait until the last minute. If you miss the deadline, the Internal Affairs Committee (IAC) will not review your application. Check the forms and application early, so you have time to ask questions, if needed.
March 8, 2021 Debate at 5:30 PM & Voting Opens at 8:00 PM Executive Board Candidate Debate is at the March 8th Senate Meeting (5:30 PM). Cast your vote at at Vote in the 2021 General Election.
March 12, 2021 Voting Closes at 11:59 PM Cast your vote at Vote in the 2021 General Election.
March 22, 2021 Candidates Announced All applicants and GPSA members will be notified of final decisions by this day. The preliminary results will be made available.
March 29, 2021 Final General Election Results IAC will provide & present a full report of the General Elections to the Senate. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote is required to accept the election report of the IAC. Acceptance of this report certifies the final election results.
May 16, 2021 Executive Board Term Begins New Executive Board members assume their duties and responsibilities.
August 23, 2021 New Senator Orientation Senators assume their duties and responsibilities. Senators will meet with the full GPSA senate body for training and orientation at 5:30 PM (Location TBD). Attendance is mandatory for Executive Board and Senators.
August 30, 2021 First Senate Meeting The full senate schedule can be found at GPSA Senate Meetings.