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, Ali Mirza, 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.
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Campus Committees are advisory committees run by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and they touch all areas of campus life; from cultural centers, to student fees, and everything in-between. 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.
The deadline to apply for a committee is March 3rd at 11:59pm.
Learn more about Campus Committees
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.
All applications are due by Friday, February 22nd.
Committees are the main mechanism by which the Illinois Student Government conducts its business. No matter your interests, there is a committee for you. You can find more information about our committees, task forces, and subsidiary bodies on the Our Work page.
We are not accepting applications for any Task Forces at this time.
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.
Second Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs Application »
The Second Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs shall assist the Director in advocating on behalf of the Illinois Student Government regarding local, state, and federal policies and initiatives. Specifically the Second Deputy shall act as liaison to the Illinois State House and Champaign-Urbana’s local Representatives. They will be in charge of monitoring all legislation from the House that may affect UIUC, the student body, and so on. They will be tasked with appropriate projects related to legislation in the House. Additionally, the will work on the Departments outreach and coordination from an external approach. They will work closely with the First Deputy to Director of Governmental Affairs. This position reports directly to the Director of Governmental Affairs. Applications are due March 6th.
Assistant to the Director of Governmental Affairs Application »
The Assistant to the Director of Governmental Affairs shall assist and support the Director in general projects. They will be specifically tasked with assisting in researching issues, and public policy in both the State and Federal field. Additionally, they shall help establish and maintain contacts and relationships between the Department and the various political, administrative, and collective bodies it works with. This position reports directly to the Director of Governmental Affairs. Applications are due March 6th.
State Senate Legislative Aide Application »
The State Senate Legislative Aide shall assist the First Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs in working on State Senate issues. They will be specifically tasked in assisting in researching issues and public policy at the State Senate Level. Additionally, the will be tasked with projects related to legislation in the Senate. This position reports directly to the First Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs. Applications are due March 6th.
State House Legislative Aide Application »
The State House Legislative Aide shall assist the Second Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs in working on State House issues. They will be specifically tasked in assisting in researching issues and public policy at the State House Level. Additionally, the will be tasked with projects related to legislation in the House. This position reports directly to the Second Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs. Applications are due March 6th.
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.
The deadline to apply to be a justice is March 27th, 2019 at 11:59pm
Sexual Assault Prevention Department (SAPD)
The Sexual Assault Prevention Department is tasked with creating a plan of action to combat sexual assault for each academic year. The SAPD also works to spread education around the issue of sexual assault as well as conducting research on ways to prevent sexual assault including best practices from other Universities.
SAPD is not currently accepting applications to the Department. If you still wish to get involved, please feel free to reach out to the Co-Chairs, Sudarshana Rao and Alice Zheng.
Association of Big Ten Students
The Association of Big Ten Students (ABTS) brings together student governments and student government leaders from all 14 Big Ten schools. At semi-annual ABTS conferences hosted at a different Big Ten campus each year, attending delegates form relationships with student government counterparts from across the country, share their experiences, and learn and grow from keynote by elected officials and interactions with university administrators. Each spring, ABTS hosts a "Big Ten on the Hill" conference and lobby events in Washington, D.C. where student leader attendees advocate on behalf of the over 500,000 undergraduates represented in the Big Ten.
The Illinois Student Government and University of Illinois have continued to be leaders in ABTS and the Big Ten, with student leaders serving on the ABTS Executive Team, and a formalized ABTS Campus Liaison role meant to faciliate communication and collaboration between the ABTS, ISG, and other student government leaders.
Learn more about ABTS