The Illinois Student Government is a large and complex body, with more than 100 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.
Remember to join us at our General Meetings! General Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Pine Lounge of the Illini Union (currently on Zoom). View our calendar on the home page for more information.
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 the administration to make Illinois 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
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.
No vacancies at this time.
No vacancies at this time.
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.
Unfortunately, there are no applications currently open. However, you are welcome to attend meetings and help out!
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 committees 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