Student Government works closely with university administration, faculty and staff
to represent the interests of students, preserve and protect the traditions @UofSC,
and support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.
All executive powers of the Student Government are vested in a student body president,
student body vice president, speaker of the Student Senate, and student body treasurer
who are elected by the student body each Spring semester.
Issy Rushton, President
The Student Body President serves as the official representative of Student Government
upon request of the president of the university and oversees the Executive Cabinet
and Freshman Council.
Download Issy's bio [pdf]
Hannah White, Vice President
The Vice President oversees the general administration and organization of Student
Government programs on a day to day basis. These programs include the Carolina Closet,
Airport Shuttles, and CarolinaBeYOUtiful Week.
Download Hannah's bio [pdf]
John David 'JD' Jacobus, Speaker of the Senate
The Speaker of the Student Senate serves as the presiding officer of the Student Senate
with is comprised of 50 senators from across the university.
Download JD's bio [pdf]
Caden Askew, Treasurer
The Student Body Treasurer oversees the internal budget for Student Govenrment and the
comptrollers who serves as financial advisors to student organizations, assisting
them in their understanding of the allocation and funding process.
Download Caden's bio [pdf]
Student government is an active body that works for university students through numerous
initiatives and programs such as the Carolina Closet which provides business and professional
clothes for students and Swipe Out Hunger where students can donate unused meal swipes.
The student governemnt even assists in providing a shittle to the Columbia Airport
during Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Spring Break.
All students are encouraged to serve the university in a leadership role through student
government. There are opportunities for all students regardless of classification
and discipline. Ways to get involved include Freshman Council, Government Relations,
and within the Student Senate.
Since 1908, Student Government has had a distinguished history at the Univeristy of
South Carolina. Former members can be found within various career fields to include
business executives, lawyers, and community leaders. Stay in touch with what is happening
by connecting with us on social media.