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About Student Government

Student Government’s mission is to empower the students at the University of South Carolina to achieve, discover, and excel in everything they do through innovation, cultivating meaningful relationships, and celebrating the rich tradition we share as Gamecocks. We are here to identify, address, and advocate for students' needs, concerns and interests.

A Brief History

Since 1908, Student Government has had a distinguished history at the University of South Carolina. During the first years of the University of South Carolina, student life was dominated by the campus' literary societies. In later years, officers were elected to lead each academic class. Today, Student Government consists of four executive officers (president, vice president, speaker of the student senate, and treasurer), the president's cabinet, a senate, a freshman council, a constiutional council, an elections commission, a communications team, three lobbying agencies, and the members of university committees.

Current Leadership

The executive cabinet serves as an advisory board to the student body president and is comprised of students seeking to better the university through their particular areas of concentration.

Position Name Contact Information
Attorney General   Paul Schwarzentraub
 Secretary of Academics  Mason Luff
Secretary of Alumni Relations    
Secretary of Athlete Relations Kailey Mattison
Secretary of Campus Outreach Michaela Mabry
Co-Secretary of Carolina Life Katie Durand
 Co-Secretary of Carolina Life  Ruth Bollinger
Secretary of Community Relations    
Secretary of Environmental Affairs Emma Sylves-Berry
Secretary of First Year Involvement Issy Rushton
Secretary of Government Relations Janel Moore
Secretary of Greek Affairs Allison D'Ignazio
Secretary of Health and Wellness    
 Secretary of Inclusion and Equity  Darius Stephens-York 
Secretary of Safety and Transportation    
 Secretary of Student Services  Almeera Lateef
 Secretary of University Relations   Tory Armstrong
 Secretary of Veterans Affairs  Bobby Herpel

The Senate is comprised of 50 Senators and 10 committees. Each committee is headed by a committee chairman assigned by the speaker and approved by the Senate.

The Senate has the opportunity to pass legislation in all non-academic fields. Legislation addresses issues ranging from the dispersal of funding to university administrative policy. All UofSC students are encouraged to voice their opinions by attending Senate sessions, by submitting suggestions through the Suggestion Box, or by applying to be in Senate.

The Student Senate meets at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Senate Chambers on the third floor of the Russell House.

Toneia Douglas

Alex Hunter

Neil Brandon Patrick

Raphael Ofendo Reyes

Emma Gaskins
Patrick Holt Greene

Grace Marie Gunter

Miriam El Geneidy

John David Jacobus

Sheila Claire Lynn

Morgianna McDevitt

Sawyer McDuffie

Sooyeon Oh

Emma Scott

Ryan Dabbs

Elizabeth Hendrickson

Sierra Stewart

Katherine Zeller

Sara Hamilton

Anna Dunbar

Riley Phillips

LeAnne Davison

Naja Hough

Riley Rodgers

Dylan Malik Butler

Tiara Hebron

Katia Livas

Jenna Cameron

Deandre Janell Davis

Jackson Andrew Hornsby

John Arthur Lind

Morgan McDonald

Michelle Long

Asaru Buffalo

Kamryn Phlegar

Dea Skenderi

Mariah Cochran

Claire Windsor

Nicholas Prieto

Whitney Garland

Molley Lynn Jenkins

The Comptrollers serve as the financial advisors to student organizations, assisting them in their understanding of relevant paperwork, deadlines, budget preparation processes, and the allocation and funding processes. They also assist the student body treasurer in ensuring that student organizations have all the resources needed to voice their desires for funding.

Name Email Address
 Caden Askew
CB Karpinski
Cooper Keener
Fiza Sethi
Mattie Rudd
Sam Courson
Steven Simon

The Student Government Communications Team serves as the foremost advisors to the Student Body Executive Officers on communications, media relations, public relations, and specific policy stances. The team consists of graphic designers, photographers, videographers and more that help promote Student Government programs and initiatives through external communications. Follow student government at @UofSCSG on all social media platforms.

Director of Communications: Austin Smith

Constitutional Council (CC) is the Judicial Branch of Student Government. Consisting of four Associate Justices and one Chief Justice, the Council maintains the Student Government Codes and Constitution, and interprets them when there is a dispute on their meaning. The CC can also resolve internal disputes about the governing documents of student organizations.

Chief Justice: Robert Augustin
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