LeadMN is a student-led organization. Every year, students from all over the state of Minnesota elect seven students to represent them at the statewide level. They also elect 18 students to represent their specific geographical region. These students all serve a one-year term.
What positions can I run for?
There are two different types of positions students can run for. Statewide positions represent all students attending college in Minnesota, and regional positions represent students attending specific colleges within an area of the state.
- Vice President
- Public Relations Coordinator
- Governing Council Student-At-Large
- Platform Committee Student-At-Large
- Presidents' Group Chair
Why should I run for a position?
Win or lose, running for a position is such a great opportunity! To campaign successfully, you will need to network, speak in front of large groups, present yourself professionally, exhibit your leadership skills, and more. These are all skills that are necessary to be successful in life and work. Because we realize that students face serious financial barriers, all positions receive some sort of financial stipend.
What is the election process?
All elections take place at the Spring General Assembly. The President’s group at their meeting elects the President’s Group Chair, and the General Assembly (GA) elects all other statewide positions. The GA is made up of representatives from each of the 48 campuses. The number of representatives is determined by campus enrollment. For more information on the election process, see our election guidelines and rules of the General Assembly. The night before the election, there will be an opportunity for a candidate meet-and-greet. Each candidate will have a table and all students can mingle and ask questions. See guidelines for more information.
How do I apply?
In January 2018, the application for 2018-19 student leader positions will open. Please check back for more details.
Are there campaign guidelines?
See the election policies to find campaign guidelines. Many students create social media pages for their campaigns. Additionally, check out footage of recent LeadMN elections to get an idea of what to expect.