Are you interested in getting involved with University of Iowa Student Government? Here are the different ways you can!

Run In A USG Election:

Each March, University of Iowa Student Government holds elections for the student body to vote in the President, Vice-President, At-Large Senators, Independent Senators, and Constituency Senators. Those running for office are expected to attend a mandatory information session early in the spring. More information on each position and how to run can be found under the UISG Elections tab. If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Elections Commissioner, Sidney Martinez, at

Apply to be a Senator:

At the beginning of each fall and spring semester, USG opens applications for vacant Senate positions. These applications are communicated to the Student Body via USG's social media and a mass email. In the fall, applications are available for 5 Freshman Senator positions.

As a Senator, you have the responsibility of representing the undergraduate student body, creating and voting on legislation relevant to student issues, and working on initiatives as a part of the USG committees you sit on. Senate Meetings are every Tuesday during the academic year from 7 - 10 PM. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of Senators, please consult the USG Governing Documents.

Apply to be an Executive:

Following the conclusion of USG Elections in the spring, applications will be open for Executive Cabinet positions. The Executive positions which you can apply to can be found here.

As an Executive, you will work on various initiatives relevant to your position to improve the student experience. For more information regarding the selection and responsibilities of Executives, please consult the USG Governing Documents.

Join the Student Judicial Court:


Collaborate on an Initiative:

Are you interested in collaborating on an initiative with USG, or have an idea of your own? Please reach out to us at, and we can put you in touch with the relevant USG member!

To see what USG is working on by checking out the USG 2018-2019 Platform and USG Reports.  

Attend or Speak at a Senate Meeting:

UISG has public Senate Meetings every Tuesday from 7 PM - 10 PM in the IMU’s Black Box Theater   during the year. We encourage you to attend our meetings! If you are unable to attend our meetings in person, you can check out a livestream of our Senate Meetings on our Facebook Page.

Are you an undergraduate student interested in speaking during public access about upcoming legislation, an idea, or concerns you have? Please fill out this form and USG’s Speaker of the Senate will be in contact with you!

Get In Touch:

All students are welcome to share their thoughts on how to improve USG and the University of Iowa. If you would like to share a general concern, initiative idea, or are interested in grabbing a meal with your representatives, email us at and we will be in touch with you.