The Illinois Student Government is a large and complex body, with over 120 students directly involved, and it takes a village to keep everyone busy and in the right place. Any student can be involved in various roles, as a committee member, or even a senator. This page will help guide you to your next spot in the ISG.
Our Membership Development Coordinator is ready to help you get involved. They can direct you to appropriate applications, events, and meetings to help welcome you into the Illinois Student Government. If you can't find what you're looking for below, feel free to contact them.
Remember to join us at our General Meetings! General Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00p.m. in the Pine Lounge of the Illini Union. View our calendar on the home page for more information.
Find your area of interest below!
Committees are the main mechanism by which the Illinois Student Government conducts its business. No matter your interests, there is a committee for you. At this time, we ask that you contact your committee of interest directly to learn more about membership. You can find more information about our committees, task forces, and subsidiary bodies on the Our Work page.
The Illinois Student Government is always looking for talented, passionate, hard working individuals to join us. Our staff perform the behind the scenes work to make sure that everything runs smoothly, and are valued members of our team. No matter your interests, there is a position for you.
The Director of the Senate serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Senate of the Illinois Student Government, and shall, among other things, track legislation through the Assembly and its committees, manage communications, organize meetings, set agendas, supervise staff, and coordinate with the the Speaker of the Senate, and committee chairs to ensure the effective functioning of the Senate of the Illinois Student Government. Their assistant will help them in any capacity as needed in the execution of their duties. Time commitment to this role includes required attendance at Senate Leadership Committee meetings on Mondays at 5:30pm (subject to possible change), weekly General Assembly meetings on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, as well as any additional outside meetings to ensure the daily operations of the Senate.
The Senate of the Illinois Student Government is the core of the student government. It is made up of 54 Senators from each college or equivalent unit. The seats are apportioned to the colleges by enrollment size. For example, the largest college, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences ,has 14 senators, and the smallest college, Education, has one. Graduate students are also members of the Senate, and are elected either from the Graduate College, the College of Law, or the College of Veterinary Medicine. To become a Senator, a student must either win their college’s seat in the Academic Senate during the Spring semester, or fill a vacant seat in the Senate of the ISG.
The Senate Vacancy application period has ended. Applications will be accepted after the Second Assembly of the Senate has commenced and vacancies are identified.
The Judiciary of the Illinois Student Government, composed of seven justices, reviews the actions of the Government to ensure those actions are not in conflict with the Constitution, Register, or University Policy and Rules. The Judiciary also serves as the investigatory body of the Government, ensuring any problems that arise are addressed and best practices are followed. The Judiciary is able ot hear complaints from the Student Body on pieces of legislation, executive orders, or any other action by the Government.
There are currently no vacancies in the Judiciary. To learn more about the work of the Judiciary, visit Our Work. To learn more about the current members of the Judiciary, visit Who We Are.
University of Illinois campus committees need YOUR voice! Being involved in a campus committee allows students an unparalleled opportunity to shape the Illinois experience, represent the student body, and have their ideas heard. Leave your mark! Committees cover areas all across campus, from culture & social justice, to health & wellness, to fee advisory & review boards.
Visit go.illinois.edu/CampusCommittees to learn more and view a full list of committees.