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Student Government
SIUE Student Government

About Student Government


Student Government represents undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Its primary function is to serve as an advocate on student issues and voice students’ concerns about campus issues.

Student Government holds two senate meetings each month that students may attend and address the senate at the end of the meeting during open forum.

The Constitution pdf and Bylaws pdf serve as the primary governing documents for Student Government and its committees.

Student Government Structure

Student Government is overseen by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center and the Office of Student Affairs and is divided into two main branches:

  • The legislative branch comprised of 22 senators:
    • 2 elected Freshman Senators
    • 2 elected Graduate Senators
    • 3 elected Senators at Large
    • 2 elected Graudate Senators
    • 3 elected Senators for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences
    • 2 elected Senators for the School of Business
    • 2 elected Senators for the School of Dental Medicine
    • 2 elected Senators for the School of Engineering
    • 2 elected Senators for the School of Nursing
    • 2 elected Senators for the School of Pharmacy
  • The executive branch consists of three elected positions and seven appointed positions
    • Student Body President (elected)
    • Vice President (elected)
    • Student Trustee (elected)
    • Financial Officer (appointed by the President after elections)
    • Organization Relations Officer (appointed by the President after elections)
    • Internal Affairs Officer (appointed by the President after elections)
    • External Affairs Officer (appointed by the President)
    • Marketing & Communications Officer (appointed by the President after elections)
    • Election Commissioner (appointed by the President after elections)
    • Fee Review Commisioner (appointed by the President after elections)

The appointed positions are approved by the Senate. These officers, in addition to elected members of the executive branch, make up the Executive Board.

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