Join Carleton’s Senate

Have your say in the academic governance and future of Carleton University by running for Senate.

Call for Undergraduate Students

Nominations are currently being accepted for 10 undergraduate students to serve on Senate for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2020. Nomination deadline has been extended.

Vacancies as of March 9, 2020:

    • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – 1 vacancy
    • Faculty of Public Affairs – 1 vacancy
    • Faculty of Engineering and Design – 2 vacancies
    • Faculty of Science – 1 vacancy

Click here to learn more about the role of Senator.

Eligibility Requirements

Students elected to Senate must have been previously elected to a governance position at the faculty or department level and meet the following requirements:

  1. Be registered at the university in an undergraduate program
  2. Be registered in at least one course in each of the Fall and Winter terms in the academic year when they were elected and during their period of service
  3. Have completed successfully at least 4.0 credits prior to service
  4. Maintain the academic status of Good Standing throughout their period of service

If any of these requirements are not satisfied during the term of service, the student must resign from this position.

Application and Process

If you are interested in serving on Senate, please fill the nomination form below. The campaign period will run from March 2-6, 2020. Student Senator elections for contested positions will occur on March 9-10, 2020 and will be run according to the campaign rules of Carleton Academic Student Government Electoral Code (refer to section 3).

  • Nominee Information

    Note that all fields marked by a red asterisk are mandatory.
  • Students elected to Senate must have been previously elected to a governance position at the faculty or department level.
  • Statement

    Please provide a brief description on why you would like to serve on Senate. In the case of election, this will appear on the Senate website.
  • Privacy Information

    Personal information collected through this form will be used and disclosed by Carleton University under the authority of the Carleton University Act, 1952, and in accordance with sections 39, 41 and 42 of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The purpose of this processing is to administer the application and nomination process for Senate positions. If you have any questions about the processing of personal information by Carleton University, please contact the Manager, Privacy & Access to Information, by phone at 613-520-2600 ext. 2047 or by e-mail via


Questions about eligibility, nominations or the election process may be directed to the Assistant University Secretary Kathy McKinley at or by phone at 613-520-2600 x3386.