About UISG

The University of Iowa Student Government exists to empower students. By challenging ourselves and the University we seek to ensure a student-centered environment through education and advocacy. 

University of Iowa Student Government Constitution

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The University of Iowa Student Government, at its core, exists to empower students. One of the most notable roles of UISG is to allocate approximately $1.7 million from the student activity fee to fund student organizations, leadership development, and student services. By challenging ourselves and the University we seek to ensure a student-centered environment through education and advocacy. UISG consists of three branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. 

UISG By-Laws

UISG Finance By-Laws

UISG & GPSG Joint Finance Committee By-Laws

UISG & GPSG Nominations Committee Procedures

UISG & GPSG Lecture Committee Nominations Committee Procedures 

Student Judicial Court By-laws


Outside of funding allocations and lobbying for student concerns at the local, state, and national level, UISG representatives work to make the everyday student experience more enjoyable. Some of our ongoing initiatives include providing 24 hour IMU service, a free Coral Ridge Mall bus route, Student Legal Services, Safe Ride, and Student Credit Money Management Services among many others. Even popular long-running programs, like Cambus, were originally started through the hard work of UISG. 


Get Involved 

There are five seats reserved for Freshman Senators which are filled at the beginning of the Fall semester. All students will be notified via email when the application is open. Selected applicants will be interviewed, and the chosen senators will serve with the 45 fellow Senators elected every April. Executive positions are primarily filled through interviews in the Spring but occasionally through open applications throughout the year as needed. Another leadership opportunity to consider are the Presidential Charter Committees; applications are released at the beginning and end of the school year. 


Contact Your Representative

Have a question about student organization funding procedures? Want to see something changed on campus? Just seeking more information? Send us an email at uisg@uiowa.edu, call (319) 335-3860, or visit us in our office in 260B IMU.