Fall 2023 Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected senators!


Fall 2023 Student Senate Election Information

Candidate Registration and Meetings

For those interested in running for office, all candidates are required to attend a Candidate Meeting before they are placed on the ballot. Below are the dates and times of these meetings, where you can receive information and ask questions about the George Mason Student Government. You can view or download the Candidacy Meeting dates and registration links below along with the link for the Candidacy Registration Form.

The candidacy registration form can be found here:

Election Timeline

The 2023 Fall elections will proceed according to the timeline listed in the document below.

Candidacy Meetings

The timeline for required candidacy meetings for senate candidates can be found below.

Election Code

The election code, defining the means necessary for an officer to be elected, can be found in the document below.


How do I buy a Parking Pass?

Starting a new semester at George Mason University is an exciting time, but we understand that figuring out parking can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Whether you’re a returning student or just beginning your GMU journey, we’re here to make the process of securing a parking pass as straightforward and hassle-free as possible.

To purchase your parking permit and learn more about the available options, visit This resource provides step-by-step instructions on how to purchase your permit and put it to use. In addition, the site features a comprehensive FAQ section to answer any questions you may have about the virtual permits.

And there you have it – you’ll be ready to hit the ground running (or parking) with a virtual permit in no time! If you encounter any issues or have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Parking Services office, at Alternatively, feel free to drop us an email at We wish you a happy parking experience and look forward to seeing you on campus!

Getting Involved

EDC, Parking Board, and Cabinet Applications

Hello Mason Patriots! EDC, Parking Board, and Cabinet applications are now open!

If you’d like to apply for the Parking Board, click here!

If you’d like to apply for cabinet, click here!

If you’d like to apply for the EDC, click here!

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Civic Engagement

Interested in Running this Spring? Here’s everything you need to know.

Every Spring Semester at Mason, students are able to run for positions in both the Student Senate, the Executive Branch, and EDC. It is during this time that students are given the opportunity to elect a new Student Body President, as well as new Senate Representatives. This section of our website is to serve as a home for all documents and information regarding the Spring 2023 Election season!

Vote in the Spring 2023 Election Here!

In order to be eligible for the Spring 2023 election and to be able to submit a Candidacy Declaration, Candidates are REQUIRED to attend at least ONE Candidacy meeting. These meetings will continue until March 10th.

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Halal guys grand opening at the Johnson Center. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

SG Springs Back to Action for Spring 2023 

February 10th, 2023, By Senator Austin Emery, Secretary of the 43rd Student Senate

Reviewed and revised by Olivia Degraff

We hope you enjoyed your break because George Mason University’s Student Government is ready to get right back to serving the community! This past Thursday, the Student Senate convened at 4:30 pm to initiate its second session. Along with it came a few changes within the organization. 

  • Upon the resignation of Senator Noor Abuzinadah from student government (and thus also her position as Chair of the University Life Committee), a three-way election took place between Senator Erica Munisar, Senator Matthew Kovacev, and Senator Alexander Williams. After a near hour of debate, the body voted in Williams to fill the position. The vote was 20 for Williams, 8 for Munisar, and 1 for Kovacev. 
  • Williams took on the position immediately and has resigned from his position as Secretary of the Senate. With his resignation, Austin Emery has subsequently fulfilled the position of Secretary.  
  • On Saturday, Williams confirmed in a Slack message to the organization that his committee will convene on Mondays at 2 pm. Students who are not part of Student Government are welcome to attend their meetings as they discuss a wide variety of topics, ranging from student involvement to well-being. 

There were also some changes within the Executive Branch of the Student Government, who had its first meeting of the new year this past Thursday at 7 pm. In a revamped session led by Vice President Celine Apenteng and Chief of Staff Lauren Battey, the President’s cabinet bid their welcomes to a handful of new faces. Their new appointments and position changes were as such:  

  • With the resignation of Aloana Hall from her position as Secretary of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs upon her graduation, former Undersecretary of Identity Affairs Zoe Winter ascended to the role after being confirmed by the Senate. As a result of this, Zion Hill took on Winter’s former role. 
  • A similar situation unfolded for the University Life department, where Valeria Vargas resigned from her position of Secretary of UL, with former Undersecretary of Student Involvement Pierce Landon moving up and taking on her position. Sona Yathavamoorthy was subsequently appointed and took on Landon’s former position. 
  • Undersecretary for Community Relations and Civic Engagement Chadni Cowpwer also resigned from her position, with Gabriella Gabrovska succeeding her. 
  • Undersecretary of Academic and Professional Development Jayden Fulford stepped down from his position, allowing Samantha Wheltzer to be appointed in his place. 
  • Through B. #31, a new position for the Cabinet was created: the Undersecretary for Student Health Services. Around 7:30, the Senate ended its meeting by confirming the first person to fill that position, Jared Anderson. 

By the end of the 2/2 session of the Senate, their member count had dropped from 40 to 36 members. We thank Senators Muhammad Ismail, Matt Nguyen, Pranav Shrivastava, Maya Khachab, and former Chair Noor Abuzinadah for their time in the organization. Additionally, President Nguyen’s Cabinet extends its regards to Aloana Hall, Valeria Vargas, Chadni Cowpwer, and Jaden Fulford, and not only thanks them for their time and dedication, but wishes them well in their future endeavors.  

Students (undergraduate and graduate) who are interested in joining the Student Senate may fill out this form to go through the appointment process. Students must have the 4:30-7:10 window on Thursdays open to be eligible to join. Students should also allocate some time in weeks to fulfill office hours, volunteering, and outreach requirements. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants will be asked to attend the upcoming Admin & Finance committee meeting, which occurs on a weekly basis on Monday at 12pm. There, they will be expected to give a candidate statement and respond to questions that members of the committee may pose. Should they be confirmed by the committee, the process will repeat on that same Thursday where all members of the Senate will vote and ask questions to the candidate. 

Happy Spring, and go Mason Nation! 

Civic Engagement Events

Read: Featured Mason Article on Mason Lobbies

Students get front-row seat to legislative process at Mason Lobbies

Article by Roddena I. Kirksey for George Mason University

Photo Credit: Evan Michio Creative Services

“Richmond for Mason Lobbies on Jan. 26 shared their college experience with legislators and highlighted the need for increasing financial aid for Mason students, increased funding per student, and increased staff and faculty salaries for the university to be more competitive in the Washington, D.C., metro area. They also highlighted Mason’s diversity and production of STEM and workforce-ready graduates.”

View the full article here.

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