UISG Mission Statement
The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) exists to represent, serve, and empower all University of Iowa undergraduate students. As a valued member of University Shared Governance, we offer input and guidance to staff, faculty, and administrators on issues that matter to students and act as the official student voice to the Board of Regents, the State of Iowa, and local and federal legislators. We also allocate the Student Activity Fee to organizations, services, and initiatives on campus that serve students. UISG listens to the diverse needs, concerns, and perspectives of the student body and constantly strives to respond with solutions that foster a better community for student living and learning.
UISG works to elevate the student voice to University of Iowa staff, faculty, and administrators, as well as the Board of Regents, the State of Iowa, and the nation. We acknowledge and honor the diverse needs, concerns, and perspectives of students as we advocate for the collective good of the student body.
UISG values the multitude of individuals and organizations that contribute to the well-being of our diverse university community. We believe that building relationships and coalitions among these stakeholders furthers the mission of our organization and that of our partners.
UISG is dedicated to fostering open communication to and from our organization in order to effectively serve students. We must communicate with students to listen and respond to their concerns, communicate with our campus community to relay progress, information, and resources, and communicate with partners to accomplish our advocacy goals.
UISG is committed to producing quality results for students in a timely manner. We strive to foster a results-oriented organizational culture that ensures we effectively respond to the needs of all students.
UISG recognizes the historic and current marginalization and oppression of many identities within our university community and across the world. We will use our privilege as representatives to create change that benefits and empowers all students. The pursuit of inclusivity must always guide our work.
UISG works to challenge the status quo and create new and innovative projects on campus that benefit all students. We often act as a force on campus that pushes University administrators to take on tough student issues because we know it will benefit students in the future.
All of UISG’s work, including the responsibility of allocating the Student Activity Fee, should be accomplished in the most honest, transparent, and moral way possible. Every decision we make for students, financial or otherwise, should be rooted in integrity.
The UISG Legislative Branch is comprised of the Student Senate, which is charged with the duties of allocating funds and drafting legislation in the form of bills and resolutions.
The Judicial Branch interprets the UISG Constitution and UISG Bylaws when disputes arise, rules on the constitutionality of UISG's actions, and hears complaints submitted by the Student Elections Boar...