There are five distinct bodies within Student Government.
These are the executive board, Senate, the Student Representatives, the Allocations Board, and the student organizations which all come together once a month at the Assembly meeting but then meet individually on a weekly basis.
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Assembly: Any group holding a common interest can apply to be one of the recognized student Organizations of DSG. Organizations are responsible for voicing specific student concerns and selecting one student to represent them at the Assembly meeting. The general assembly of DePauw Student Government. Chaired by the Student Body President, is a time for all bodies of student government to meet and collaborate. The Assembly occurs once monthly and the student Organization representatives, the Senators, the Student Representatives, the executive board, students on the faculty governance committees and selected administrators are required to attend. We feel that it is essential for all members of government to meet consistently to foster communication between students, faculty, administration and alumni.
Executive Board: is made up of the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Student Life, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Director of Public Relations, Director of Allocations, Vice President of Community Relations, Secretary, and Parliamentarian. It is the job of the executive board to set direction to DSG and run the following bodies of government.
Student Representatives: Any student Organization can also choose to sponsor one Student Representative. Student Representatives meet weekly and are to represent the needs, desires, and voices of the student organizations, and will pass legislation to fulfill these needs and desires in keeping with the current direction of DSG. Reps shall collaborate with the Student Senate in order to achieve the goals of DSG.
Student Senate is composed of 20 Senators that are elected by the students to represent the needs of their class. Five Senators are elected to represent each of the four classes at Senate meetings and each hold a vote in Senate decisions. The purpose of the Student Senate is to represent the needs, desires, and voice of the student body and to work closely with the Student Representatives to propose and enact programs, procedures, and legislation to fulfill these needs and desires in keeping with the current direction of DSG, The responsibility of the Senators is to establish a more direct connection between students and the Student Government. They solicit student input from the relay information to their respective classes at a once monthly class meeting.
Allocations Board: chaired by the Student Government Director of Allocations, is responsible for distributing the student activity fee to student organizations and administrative offices in support of the overall mission of DePauw's Student Government. The board is composed of nine students: three appointed by the Vice President of Finance and six elected by the student Organization representatives. The Dean of Students sits on the board ex officio and has final approval of the board's decision
Click below for the DSG Constitution, last amended May 2013
Meetings of the Assembly, meetings of Student Representatives, and meetings of Student Senate are open to the public. Any student has the option of voice-without-vote at these meetings.