House informational sessions held to even elections for candidates


The first of three informational sessions offering students guidance on how to apply for one of Student Government Association's House of Student Representatives positions took place Tuesday night.

Starting March 26, any TCU student can fill out an online application to begin the election process for next semester's House of Student Representatives. 

SGA Speaker of the House Luke Harville said the House information sessions are all about making sure potential applicants are on an even playing field with one another. 

"We want to make sure that no candidate is unfairly advantaged because they know the rules better than another," he said. "If these sessions do their job, we should have fewer accidental campaign violations and a much fairer electoral process."

At the session, Jansen Harrison, elections and regulations committee chair, said House elections have become very competitive, and SGA wants to make the application process as transparent as possible. 

According to the SGA website, TCU House of Student Representatives "provides a unified voice for students and encourages a clear, continuous exchange of ideas." 

The online application shows that each spot in the House represents a specific portion of the student body or a college on TCU's campus.

Spots are available for the following representative positions: AddRan College of Liberal Arts, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Science & Engineering, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Honors College, Class of 2014, Class of 2015 and the Class of 2016. 

Applications for a spot in the House of Student Representatives will be accepted until midnight April 9. A full list of election guidelines can be found here.