Elon's Student Body President, Welsford Scott Bishopric, released on Jan. 10 the application forms for the 2014 Spring Student Government Association elections.

Bishopric encouraged students to participate in SGA, saying, "[it] offers the unique opportunity to play a formative role in your environment."

The SGA constitution states that its main purpose is representing the rights and opinions of the student body in ways that are consistent with Elon University's mission.

SGA also seeks to provide for appropriate student activities, and join with faculty and administrators in building a stronger and more effective educational community.

The SGA Election Packet for spring 2014 includes an application, rules and regulations, positions available, and other information necessary for potential candidates.

The election process involves writing a campaign statement, acquiring a set number of signatures from supporters and giving speeches. Different positions have different campaign obligations.

All candidates are required to turn in their completed petition forms to the SGA office in Moseley 221A by 5p.m. on February 5. SGA will host a mandatory meeting in Moseley 217 at 5:15 p.m. that same Wednesday for all candidates, as well.

SGA elections take place Feb. 18 and 19.

More information can be found on the SGA website, here.