Student Government

Student Government


"The Board of Trustees of the University of Dallas hereby establishes the student body of the Constantin College and its elective governing body, Student Government, as the structure by which undergraduate students may collectively participate in shaping the quality of student life within the University."
--Student Government Charter

Mission

The University of Dallas Student Government functions as the representative assembly of the UD student community. The purpose of UD Student Government is threefold:

  1. Promote the general welfare of the University and the Student Body through its support of the University's mission, ideals, and values.
  2. Communicate student concerns and interests to appropriate University Committees and to the University Administration.
  3. Sponsor programs and services to enhance campus life.

Guided by the mission of the University and in accordance with the teachings and principles of the Catholic Church, Student Government strives to foster a healthy and enriched campus environment and to build up a strong student community. The representatives in Student Government are dedicated to enhancing the quality of student life by promoting both the academic and social traditions of the University. Student Government is committed to serving the interests of the UD student, and it is important to stress that those of us in Student Government are always willing to hear your voice so we can bring your ideas and opinions to the rest of the University community. All of the members of Student Government look forward to helping students more involved in campus life, and so we encourage you to contact us with any questions that you might have.


History

The Senate, consisting of representatives from each undergraduate class, residence halls, the student apartments, commuters, and the Holy Trinity Seminary. The Senate and Executive Council meet weekly to discuss important student issues and concerns and provide innovative and effective responses. All students are always welcome to attend.

The Executive Council includes the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Council ensures that Student Government as a whole runs smoothly and effectively, and that student concerns are appropriately communicated to the administration. The President particularly meets with administrators, and the Vice President presides over the Senate. The Treasurer ensures responsible handling of SG funds, and the Secretary is responsible for keeping records, publicizing the accomplishments of the Senate, and coordinating the Freshman Mentoring Program.

 


 

How To Communicate Student Concerns

Students → Senators → Executive Council → Administration

News

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