Launching a Trustee Candidacy

Getting Started

To begin the process, a nomination packet may be requested from Amy Cope, alumni trustee election coordinator, at or 812-855-6610. Packets may be requested no earlier than the first Monday in November of the year prior to the election.

Nomination is made by submitting the following items to the dean of University Libraries:

  1. A petition containing two hundred (200) signatures of certifiable Indiana University alumni (See IC 21-20-3-7). Effective in 2021, e-signatures may be used. Follow directions on the e-document completely if signing electronically. If signing physically, it is essential that all petition signers clearly print the name under which they graduated on the form and that degrees and dates of degrees be included. Potential candidates may make additional photocopies of blank petition forms as needed.
  2. A digital photograph.
  3. A candidate’s statement of 300 words or less for the printed ballot materials.
  4. A candidate’s statement of 800 words or less for inclusion on the election website.

Submitting Trustee Materials

Potential candidates must submit petitions, photographs, and statements to the Indiana University Libraries by April 1 each year, or if April 1 falls on a Sunday, submit the following business day. Please submit packages in care of:

Amy Cope
Alumni Trustee Election Coordinator
Herman B Wells Library, Room 232
1320 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Candidates are urged to read the Trustee Election Guidelines before completing their nomination packets.