Frequently Asked Questions
What is Student Government?
The Student Government Association is a student-run organization that serves as the official voice of the student body and attempts to better the student experience at the university. Both a governing body and advocacy group, Student Government is involved in policy-making, adjudication, programming, lobbying, community service, and numerous other activities. The organization is a clearing house for concerns from students and answers from administrators.
How does Student Government work?
Student Government operates with a three-branch divide power system. The Legislative authority rests with the Student Senate, a body that adopts formal stances on issues of concern, investigates complex matters, and maintains operation with the other branches. Executive authority is granted to the Student Body President and his or her branch of departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. The Executive Branch advocates policies adopted by the Senate to programming and conducting studies. The third branch is the Judicial Branch, which decides on questions concerning legislation, elections, and constitutional interpretations. They also listen to disputes between students involving organizations, election violations, and alleged neglect of duties of elected officials.
How do I get involved?
Student Government positions are filled either by appointment or election, depending on the position. Appointed positions become available throughout the year, while filing for elected positions occurs in April and September. Applicatioins are also available on their respective section on this site.
Where do I find Student Government?
Student Government officials are your classmates and neighbors. Student Government can also be found in the Student Government Offices located in room 201 of the Memorial Student Union Building (above the campus post office) or at any number of events and organizations.
Please describe when and where your meetings are held.
Meetings are held every Wednesday at 8 PM in the MSUB.
This page was last updated on: February 10, 2013