Candidate Eligibility

  • Be currently based in one of the Southeast states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the election
  • Cannot exceed 30 years of age in the year of election
  • Have served as a former or current staff member for UVSASE for at least one (1) year*
  • Cannot be serving as the President of a VSA or Vietnamese youth organization during the term on UVSASE Executive Board*
  • Candidates may slate down in the case where they are not elected to the position they applied for. Slating down is the act of a candidate running for a subsequent position during the elections process. Each candidate may only slate down ONCE and must indicate on your application for the positions they are applying for.

*Exceptions may be made if an individual has positive references and endorsements from community members. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility as a candidate or would like further elaboration on any criteria below, please contact UVSASE Elections Committee at

General Election Process

  • UVSASE Elections shall be held virtually. It will be live-streamed and recorded. 
    • Each official UVSASE partnered schools shall have voting power according to their partnership status, as outlined in UVSASE constitution.
    • Members that do not identify with any of UVSASE’s current partnered schools shall not be eligible to vote. 
    • In the event of a tie at the voting, each current Executive Board member who is not re-running shall collectively cast the tie-breaking vote, as determined by a unanimous consensus. If the Executive Board does not come to a decision within five (5) minutes, the position will remain unfilled.
    • In the event a position is unfilled, UVSASE Board of Directors will appoint those positions through a Special Elections Process and confirmed by the Southeast representatives at a later time.

Candidate Application Process

  • Candidates Checklist
    • Candidates must complete all of the following action items as part of the Executive Board application process:
      • Schedule a 30-45 mins meeting with an EBoard member to go over the responsibilities and expectations of the position and any relevant facts about UVSASE. This is also a chance for the candidates to ask the EBoard member any questions they may have about the organization/process. 
    • Complete the online application and return to the Elections Committee by January 15, 2023 @ 11:59PM EST.
    • Within 48 hours of completing the online application, complete a brief interview with the Elections committee.
    • Receive confirmation from Elections Committee within 48 hours to confirm eligibility requirements and completion of all application action items.
  • Upon confirmation of their candidacy, candidates may begin campaigning. Candidates are required to meet with the Elections Committee prior to the general General Elections to go over vital election information. The meeting will be scheduled once the application period expires and all candidates are confirmed.
  • If there are more than two (2) candidates applying for an Executive Board position, we shall proceed with hosting a primary election for that position prior to the UVSASE general elections. 

Full Partners

  • Auburn University Vietnamese Student Association
  • Emory University Vietnamese Student Association
  • Florida State University Vietnamese Student Association
  • Georgia State University Vietnamese Student Association
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Vietnamese Student Association
  • Kennesaw State University Vietnamese Student Association
  • Mercer University Vietnamese Student Association
  • University of Alabama Birmingham Vietnamese Student Association
  • University of Florida Vietnamese Student Organization
  • University of Georgia Vietnamese Student Association
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte Vietnamese Student Association
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro Vietnamese Student Association
  • University of South Carolina Vietnamese Student Association

Affiliate Partners

  • Clemson University Asian Student Association
  • Florida Atlantic University Vietnamese Student Association 
  • University of Central Florida Vietnamese American Student Association 
  • University of Memphis Vietnamese Student Association 
  • University of South Florida Vietnamese Student Association 
  • University of West Florida Vietnamese American Student Association