General Elections 2022



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

Additional Form for GPSA President/VP/VPLA/College Representative Position

***Applications are now closed



Term: May 16, 2022 – May 15, 2023

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 2/7/2022)

VP of Legislative Affairs

Term: May 16, 2022 – May 15, 2023

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 2/7/2022)

College Representative

Term: May 16, 2022 – May 15, 2023

Scholarship: 10% of the president's yearly stipend, currently $1223 per semester

College Representative Duties



Term: August 2022 – May 2023

Scholarship: $300 per semester

Senator Duties

Number of senators per department (apportionment)

APPLY FOR SENATOR (available 2/7/2022)

General Elections Voting

The President, Vice President, and College Representatives debate will be on Monday, March 7, 2022 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 14th, but prior to when voting begins on March 7th.

Senator and Executive Board Candidate Statements

GPSA General Election online voting will open March 7th at 8:00 PM and close March 11th 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 28, 2022, the IAC will provide and present a full report of the General Elections to the Senate.


General Elections Timeline

Date Event Action Required
February 7, 2022 Applications for General Elections Open at 8:00 PM Log on to Presence and complete the General Election forms (links can be found above for each position).
February 21, 2022 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 7, 2022 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 2022 General Election.
March 11, 2022 Voting Closes at 11:59 PM Cast your vote at Vote in the 2022 General Election.
March 21, 2022 Candidates Announced All applicants and GPSA members will be notified of final decisions by this day. The preliminary results will be made available.
March 28, 2022 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, 2022 Executive Board Term Begins New Executive Board members assume their duties and responsibilities.
August 22, 2022 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 29, 2022 First Senate Meeting The full senate schedule can be found at GPSA Senate Meetings.