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Student Government

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.

Freshman Council Application Open!

Freshman Council acts as an entry-level organization within Student Government with an emphasis on leadership and community involvement. The application closes September 2nd at 11:59 PM. If you have any questions, please email

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Executive Officers

 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. 


Alex Harrell

Alex Harrell, Student Body President

The  President serves as the official representative of Student Government upon request of the president of the university and oversees the Executive Cabinet. 

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Emily Dengler

Emily Dengler, Student Body 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, CarolinaBeYOUtiful Week, and Freshman Council. 

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Morgiana McDevitt

Morgiana McDevitt, 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. 

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Kate Turner

Kate Turner, Student Body 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. 

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Student Government Initiatives

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 shuttle to the Columbia Airport during Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Spring Break. 


Get Involved

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.  


About Student Government

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.

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