Student Government

The University of Chicago

Get involved in Student Government

The application process for serving on in the SG Cabinet or on a committee has closed, but there are still plenty of ways to get involved! All of our meetings are always open to the student body -- check out our calendar to find meeting times. We're always looking for new projects and initiatives to support student life, so if you'd like to suggest one feel free to let us know about yours! To stay up to date on opportunities to get involved in SG, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Periodically, positions do open up, so stay on the looking for ways to get engaged!

Keep reading to learn how to join the team!

Apply to serve on the Annual Allocations committee

Annual Allocations disburses more than $400,000 from the Student Activities Fee to RSOs for the following academic year. The Committee is comprised of eight voting student members (four Student Government elected officials and four students who are not elected officials in Student Government), Chaired by the Chair of SGFC, and advised by the Vice President for Administration for Student Government and the Associate Director Financial Advising in ORCSA. Traditionally, more than 200 RSOs apply for funding for their upcoming year’s events and initiatives in Spring quarter.

The Committee will convene toward the end of Winter Quarter to review past practices and prepare for the allocation procedure in the spring. Time commitment is therefore intensive and concentrated: deliberation occurs over a period of two weeks between 5th-6th week of Spring Quarter. To apply, fill out the application here by Friday, February 21st at 11:59PM.

Volunteer as a proxy for a College Council representative

Looking for a low commitment opportunity to participate in Student  Government? Volunteer to become a proxy for your class representative! College Council members have occasional conflicts with mandatory Council meetings and need to send a representative from their respective class (proxy) in their place. Proxies can debate, vote, and present motions in a meeting just as a representative would. Proxying is a great way to meet College Council representatives and gain a firsthand understanding of how SG works. Sign up to volunteer here.

By signing up, you are not required to become a proxy. A representative will contact you if they expect to be absent to set up a time to meet and brief you. College Council meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:30 PM in Stuart 104, and are always open to the public.