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How is DePauw Student Government organized?


"The mission of DePauw Student Government is to act as the chief advocate for the students of DePauw University, to implement any and all things possible to improve the quality of the DePauw University experience, and to affect positive change through encouraging involvement and communication with the student body, administration, and faculty.” - DSG Constitution


DePauw Student Government is made up of four distinct bodies: the Executive Board, the Senate Chamber, the Allocations Board, and the General Assembly.  For more information, view the DePauw Student Government Constitution

Executive Board 

The Executive Board sets the goals and direction of DePauw Student Government.  The Board is made up of eleven elected officials.

Student Senate 

The DSG Senate is comprised of 20 students that represent the student body. Student Senators are responsible for writing DSG legislation, hearing concerns from each respective senator's grade level, and hosting class events throughout the year. Each spring, the student body elects 5 senators per class to create the Senate for the upcoming school year.

The Student Senate meets every Sunday night from 4-5 PM. Senate meetings are open to any students.

Allocations Board 

Allocations Board is responsible for distributing the Student Activity Fee to student organizations and administrative offices.  The Board consists of nine students—three appointed by the Vice President of Finance and six elected by the student organizations representatives.

General Assembly 

General Assembly provides an opportunity for all bodies of student government and recognized student organizations to meet, collaborate, and discuss current issues and concerns.  DePauw Student Government recognized student organizations are responsible for selecting one student to represent their organization at the monthly Assembly Meetings who are responsible for voicing specific student concerns and acting as the liaison between their student organization and DePauw Student Government. 


Are meetings open to the public?
Meetings of the General Assembly and Senate Chamber are open to the public.  All students have the right to voice-without-vote at these meetings. Any student can create a piece of legislation which Senate can then recognize and work to enact on campus. Your perspective matters! 

I missed a meeting, how can I stay up to date on what DSG is doing?
You can find DePauw Student Government meeting minutes, white papers and press releases on our UPDATES page.    

When are DePauw Student Government elections?
Find more information on upcoming elections on our ELECTIONS page.