apply for dsg senator at-large

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Thank you for your interest in applying for an at-large seat on the Senate of Duke Student Government. Senators-At-Large are nominated by a selection committee and confirmed by the full Senate. Each Senator serves on one committee (see descriptions of purviews from the Senate By-Law at the end of this document), but candidates may be considered for multiple committees during the interview process.


Students are encouraged to apply through the at-large process, regardless of prior involvement with Duke Student Government, year at Duke, academic background, or stage in Duke career.


In order to be considered for a position, please follow these instructions:


  1. Fill out the personal information on the on the Spring 2018 At-Large Senator Application.

  2. Type your responses to the questions that follow (please limit to 2 pages, single spaced).

  3. Paste or type in a one-page resume or list of activities.

  4. Return the application in its entirety no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 18th to Attorney General Sabriyya Pate at Please set the subject line of your email as “At Large DSG Candidate: [your name].” This is a firm deadline.

  5. Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted to schedule a time to interview. Interviews will take place beginning the following week. If you anticipate a conflict, please communicate this situation well in advance.


If you have any questions, please contact Attorney General Sabriyya Pate at

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