ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CANDIDATES

To be eligible for nomination as a candidate for the SRC in any SRC Election for either the Elective Portfolios or the Ex Officio Portfolios, a candidate must meet all of the following requirements, namely the candidate must -

 

  1. be a full time Student and must have been registered for a Qualification at UFS for a minimum period of at least 3 (three) consecutive semesters immediately prior to the SRC Election for which the candidate is being nominated;

  2. where the candidate elects to stand for the Elective Portfolio of President or Vice-President, be a Student at UFS and must have been registered for a Qualification for a minimum period of at least 5 (five) consecutive semesters immediately prior to the SRC Election for which the candidate is being nominated

  3. subscribe to and undertake to promote the Constitution and its objectives, including all matters relating to student management and the well-being of the Student Community;

  4. undertake to promote a culture of non-discrimination, transformation and diversity and the reconciliation of all cultures comprising the Student Community;

  5. not have been found guilty of misconduct of a serious nature by the UFS or by any other tertiary education institution or disciplinary structure of such institution;

  6. not have been convicted of any crime by any court of law in the Republic of South Africa or elsewhere and sentenced to imprisonment without the option of a fine or a to a fine of more than R5,000 (five thousand Rand);

  7. not be in full-time employment or intend being employed on a full-time basis for the duration of her/his SRC Term;

  8. have maintained up until the most recent June examinations prior to SRC Elections, a high academic standard and have achieved a minimum overall average for her/his Qualification of at least 60% (sixty percent) and must have passed at least 80% (eighty percent) of total enrolled courses;

  9. sign a copy of and comply with any electoral code of conduct as prescribed by the Election Procedure; and

  10. have served in a recognised UFS leadership position as determined by the IEA.

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