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About DePauw Student Government


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, to affect positive change through encouraged involvement and communication with the student body, administration, and faculty.” - DSG Constitution


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

Executive Board 

Executive Board sets the goals and direction of DePauw Student Government.  The Board is made up of nine 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 7-8, and meets monthly in a joint session with the Student Representatives. Senate meetings are open to any students.

Representative Chamber

The Representative Chamber aims to establish a direct line of communication between the student body and DePauw Student Government by soliciting campus input and concerns and relaying DSG updates their respected classes.  Student Representatives are to represent the diverse and comprehensive needs of the student body by facilitating discussion among and between student leaders, administrators, and faculty. The Senate is composed of twenty elected senators—five elected senators represent each of the four classes.

The Reps also 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.

The Representative Chamber of DePauw Student Government meets every Sunday, with the exception of nights with Assembly, at 8 p.m. in the Student Orgs Space.

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, Representatives Chamber, and Senate Chamber are open to the public.  All students have the right to voice-without-vote at these meetings. 

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.