Hoofer Council Elections

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Council Elections

Council Elections | Club Elections

Hoofer Council is the governing body for all of Hoofers. Composed of the Council President, four Vice Presidents, four Officers, and each of the six Club Presidents, Hoofer Council keeps all of the clubs running smoothly. If that sounds like the job for you, check out the positions below!

Council Positions

Application and Nomination Processes


The Officer application process begins with filling out an application, linked below. Applicants may be selected for a short interview with the outgoing position holder and Hoofer Council President in the next two weeks. Interviewees are selected for Officer positions following council approval.

President & VPs

The Council President and Vice Presidents go through a nomination and voting process. If someone is nominated for a position and accepts it, there will then be an interview period with the outgoing position holder and Council President. Nominees will answer several election platform questions which will be made available for all voters on the RecHub platform, and voting will decide the new Council President and Vice Presidents.

All terms are May 1-April 30th.

Contact current position holders at their emails if you want more information about the positions.

Application Rules

You may apply for multiple positions, but you are only allowed to hold one Council position at a time and that will be considered during the selection process.

Prior experience is not required for any position, but experience is of course considered in the selection process.

You do not need to be in Madison for the 2022 summer for any position, but you are required to be present for both semesters of the 2022-2023 academic year



Open officer positions:

  • Officer of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Officer of Education and Risk Management
  • Officer of Alumni Outreach
  • Officer of Programs

President & VPs


Click Here for election platform questions

Open positions:

  • Council President
  • VP - Finance
  • VP - Infosystems
  • VP - Administration
  • VP - Marketing

Election Timeline

President & VPs

-Nominations OPEN: March 28th - April 17th

-Nomination acceptance deadline: April 18th 8pm

-Interview period: April 18th - April 24th

-Voting period: April 25th - May 1st 5pm

-Election results: May 1st


-Applications OPEN: March 28th - April 17th

-Interview period: April 18th - April 24th

-Selection: April 26th

2022-2023 Council Term will begin May 2nd, 2022!

Council President

The Hoofer Council President is the leader of Hoofer Council. He or she has the overall responsibility of furthering the mission and vision of Hoofers. Furthermore, this position represents Hoofers on Union Council, the governing board of the Wisconsin Union. Although not a position to be taken lightly, this position does come with perks such as tuition and Wiscard stipends as well as lifetime memberships with both the Union and all Hoofer Clubs.

Position Description: Council President

Club Presidents

Each Club President leads one of the six Hoofer clubs: Mountaineering, Outing, Riding, Sailing, Scuba, and Ski & Snowboard. Their primary responsibility is to further the goals of their respective club and act as their club's representative on Hoofer Council.

Elections for Club Presidents are handled by each club individually. Click here for more information!

Vice Presidents

Vice Presidents manage some of the essential operations of Hoofer Council and support all of the Hoofer clubs as they strive towards their individual club goals. In addition, Vice Presidents lead committees comprised of themselves and their equivalent positions within each club. In exchange for their efforts, Vice Presidents receive Wiscard stipends and free memberships to all Hoofer clubs during their term of office.

Position Descriptions: Administration | Finance | Information Systems | Marketing


Officers direct the more specialized aspects of Hoofer Council. In particular, Officers will discuss and address pressing issues concerning Hoofers as well as provide policy or other recommendations to the rest of Hoofer Council. In exchange for their efforts, Officers receive Wiscard stipends and free memberships to all Hoofer clubs during their term of office.

Position Descriptions: Alumni Outreach | Diversity and Inclusion | Programs | Risk Management and Education