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.
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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 Communications Director will assist the President and Vice President with managing social media accounts, the website, graphic design, general outreach, and any tasks that may be communicated to them; be authorized to publicly represent the views expressed by the Illinois Student Government as a whole under the supervision of the Vice President; and serve as a non-voting ex officio member of the Committee on Public Relations. The Communications Director will be able to appoint an Assistant to assist with their duties. The Communications Director will be expected to work with the Event Coordinator in order to appropriately advertise ISG events, as well as livestream all events hosted by the ISG. The Communications Director will be expected to work closely with the Vice President, Press Secretary, and the Chair of the Committee of Public Relations to ensure the proper delivery and reception of any distributed materials and social media outreach. The Communications Director will be expected to carry out their duties in an efficient and impartial manner at all times. Time commitment to this role includes required attendance at weekly Cabinet meetings on Sundays at 7pm, General Assembly meetings on Wednesdays at 7pm, Committee of Public Relations meetings on Tuesdays at 7pm, as well as attendance at ISG events and outside work on ISG social media.
The Urbana City Council Liaison shall update the Director of Governmental Affairs and Executive on issues discussed in City Council that may concern the student body, the Illinois Student Government, and the University as a whole. They shall attend City Council meetings in Urbana and engage in discussion with council-members to build and maintain healthy relations between the Illinois Student Government and the City of Urabana. They may write resolutions that benefit the City of Urbana on issues crucial to the student body and of your interests. They may also partner with the Champaign City Council Liaison to create joint resolutions that aid both towns with the guidance of the Director of Governmental Affairs. This position reports to the Director of Governmental Affairs.
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. The Committee on Internal Affairs is in the process of reviewing applications and will reopen applications for vacant seats which remain after appointments are completed. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Zhou or Sadie Marks.
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 on the Judiciary of the Illinois Student Government. Please visit Our Work to learn more about the work Judiciary and review records/documents.
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.