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, Matthew Weiler, 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!
The Chief of Staff shall serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Government, maintain the official copy of the Constitution and the Register, establish and maintain such administrative and clerical staff positions as are necessary and proper to support the bodies of the Government, serve as a non-voting ex-officio member on the Committee on Internal Affairs of the Senate, and report to the Government on the allocation and fitness of its staff resources at least once each fall and spring semester. This application closes soon.
Illinois Student Government Committees
Illinois Student Government Committees are the main mechanism by which the Illinois Student Government conducts its business. No matter your interests, there is a committee for you. Committees aim to solve common issues on campus by kickstarting groundbreaking programs, passing legislation, and working with administration to make UIUC a better place for everyone. ISG committees should not be confused with campus committees.
Learn more about ISG Committees
Fill out this form and let us know which committee or committees you would like to be a member on! If you have any questions, please reach out to the relevant committee chair.
Committee Interest Form
You can also apply to one of the many vacant officer positions! Officers will make major decisions related to the committee's activities, manage the committee's finances and roster, and guide newer committee members through the process of authoring legislation. Committee officers are expected to have good team-management, collaboration, time-management, and social skills. If you want to lead a student committee and make your mark on both the ISG and UIUC, apply today to become an officer in the committee of your choice!
There are currently no Officer Applications available.
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. Currently, there are vacancies for the positions AHS, ENG-C, EDUC, GRAD, and LAS-D.
Senate Vacancy Applications
There are currently no Judiciary Applications available.
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.
The Social Media Manager will be in charge of creating and sharing content relevant to issues or events concerning SAPD on our social media pages. They will be expected to attend all SAPD meetings and events. The time commitment for the position will be 30 minutes to 1 hour each week.
The research coordinator will be in charge of conducting in-depth research on issues relevant to sexual assault crimes. This research will be used as data to support initiatives of SAPD. They will be expected to attend all SAPD meetings and events. The time commitment for the position will be 30 minutes to 1 hour each week.
The department assistants will support the Director and Vice Director of the department. They will assist in organizational details and learn how the ISG operates from the perspective of a department. They will be expected to attend all SAPD meetings and events. The time commitment for the position will be 30 minutes to 2 hours each week.
Student Wellness Department
The Student Wellness Department is not a new initiative within ISG. We have always worked to improve the well-being of our students, but we need a more coordinated effort in this regard. This department's overall goal is to coordinate the efforts of ISG and other advocacy groups to improve the mental, physical, and emotional health of our students. While mental health constitutes a significant portion of our activities, we are also working towards solutions to other issues such as suicide, eating habits, and career goals. The department meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the ISG Suite, located in the Illini Union.
The Deputy Director of the Department of Student Wellness will be expected to attend regular meetings on Sundays at 2 p.m. as well as Senate Leadership Committee Meetings on Mondays at 6 p.m. The Deputy Director will take minutes for the Director and serve as a substitute for the Director should the situation arise. This application closes on 3/18.
Campus Committees are advisory committees run by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs which touch all areas of campus life including cultural centers, student fees, and much more! 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. Campus committess should not be confused with Illinois Student Government Committees.
Learn more about Campus Committees
Campus Committee applications are now open! If you want to leave your mark on campus, don't hesitate to join a Campus Committee today!
Campus Committee Applications
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
Big Ten on The Hill is the annual Association of Big Ten Students (ABTS) conference that takes place in Washington, DC. This years conference will take place from April 19th-April 21st. The conference will consist of lobbying federal legislators, working with students from across the Big Ten to identify common problems and goals, and more. The application will close on Friday, Mach 13th at 11:59pm. Interviews will be conducted on March 26th and candidates will be notified on Friday, March 27th.
Big Ten on the Hill Application