April 03, 2012

Students can apply to serve as USG senators

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- If you’re an undergraduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and you would like to represent your college or residence area as an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) senator during the 2012-2013 academic year, here’s your chance.

All interested undergraduates may submit petitions to the Student Government Office, on the third floor of the Student Center, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20.  The USG serves more than 16,000 fellow students.   There are 41 USG seats available and the senate must include representation from each college at SIU Carbondale.

To be part of USG, you must be at least a half-time student, must have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above and most provide proof of registration for the coming school year.  Pick up candidate petitions at the Student Government Office. 

A special ceremony during the last USG meeting of the spring semester will include a swearing in for the new vetted senators.  The meeting is set for 6 p.m. on April 24 at the Student Health Center Auditorium.

To find out more about USG and how senators represent their fellow students and seek to bring about positive changes on campus, visit the website at www.usg.rso.siuc.edu. You can also contact Bethany Wendler, coordinator for Student Involvement and Leadership at wendlerba@siu.edu