Every student enrolled at SIU Carbondale is considered a member of the student body based on their enrollment status at the university. Members may participate in regular Senate Sessions, but are not allowed to vote. Only recognized Senators in good standing have the right to vote.
USG BRANCH OVERVIEW:
USG is comprised of three branches; the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary. Each branch is designed to support and balance the others. No branch shall hold more power than another branch.
Is an elected body which is comprised of a President, Vice President, and Chief of Staff, Commissioners, Committee appointments and any other executive appointments except the Judicial Board. The President and their cabinet members must have a 2.7 cumulative GPA, be a full time SIUC student, and in good standing with Student Rights & Responsibilities.
Is comprised of a 48 seat Senate which consists of:
|Department/ College/ Organization||Number of Seats|
|College of Liberal Arts *||2 Seats|
|College of Business *||2 Seats|
|College of Engineering * (Engineering Student Council)||2 Seats|
|College of Agriculture Sciences * (Agricultural Student Advisory Council)||2 Seats|
|College of Education and Human Services *||2 Seats|
|College of Science *||2 Seats|
|College of Applied Science and Arts *||2 Seats|
|College of Mass Communication and Media Arts *||2 Seats|
|Exploratory Students *||2 Seats|
|Inter-Greek Council **||2 Seats|
|International Student Council **||2 Seats|
|Black Affairs Council **||2 Seats|
|Hispanic Student Council **||2 Seats|
|Residence Hall Association ***
|Sport Clubs *** (Sport Club Executive Board)||1 Seat|
|Veterans *** (Veterans' Organization)||1 Seat|
|Saluki Rainbow Network ***||1 Seat|
|Non-Traditional Students *** (The Association of Non-Traditional Students)||1 Seat|
|Disability Students ***||1 Seat|
|At-Large ****||10 Seats|
|Total Number of Seats||48|
|* Section 6.02 ** Section 6.03 *** Section 6.04 **** Section 6.05|
Consists of five justices, three of which will be elected by a majority of the undergraduate student population. One justice will be a senator elected by a majority of the Senate and one will be appointed by the President without consent of the Senate.