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About The Undergraduate Student Government
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) represents the undergraduate student body at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in all matters pertaining to student welfare, student activities and student life.
USG also voices the concerns of students in the planning and administration of the university at large. The government is divided into three separate branches to better administer the student body – Legislative, Judicial, Executive.
The undergraduate student government is a recognized constituent body of the SIU Board of Trustees. USG in its representative capacity will communicate to the student body: the aims, policies and the mission of the university upper administration.
USG partners with RSO’s to support student outreach efforts. Our hope is to help students connect with the specific RSO that best represents their interests. When a student gets involved it has a far reaching positive impact, both forwarding the goals of the RSO while enhancing the overall student experience at SIUC.
Rules and Regulations of the USG
Undergradute Student Government is regulated by strict set of rules which includes the USG constitution, Robert Rules of Order, the University Student Conduct Code and the University Student Organization Guidelines. All Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s) are required to adhere to the rules set by USG, the University and the State of Illinois. The USG Constitution is amended (when needed) in order to be in accordance with current standards. Proposals to change or amend the constitution are submitted at the USG office. These changes will be discussed on the floor of the USG Senate and if proven favorable will voted on and adopted as part of the ammended USG Constitution.