Student Body President Matt Calabria has decided to allow students serving in the executive branch of student government to engage in campaign activity without resigning their posts.
But it's not a good idea to let prominent executive branch officials, such as officers and Cabinet members, participate in campus campaigns during the spring. It could create major conflicts of interest.
Calabria should be following the lead of his immediate predecessors, who held that executive branch members need to give up their posts before joining the political fracas associated with the general student body elections.
There is a major consideration here. Forcing executive branch officials to quit if they want to take on campaign activity would take talent away from Calabria's administration - talent it would take considerable time and effort to replace.
But this consideration isn't as weighty as the conflicts that easily could come into play this year.