student government

noun

: the organization and management of student life by various student organizations

Examples of student government in a Sentence

She was president of the student government. He is active in student government.
Recent Examples on the Web The Reggie Howard Scholarship program was founded in 1979 to honor the memory of Duke University’s first Black student government president, reports The Duke Chronicle. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 16 Apr. 2024 That has meant a lot of work behind the scenes, strategizing to keep students interested and engaged and building relationships with the university campus workers union, student government, and other organizations. Leah Willingham, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Apr. 2024 That has meant a lot of work behind the scenes, strategizing to keep students interested and engaged and building relationships with the university campus workers union, student government and other organizations. Leah Willingham, Quartz, 7 Apr. 2024 Last week, Glenelg’s student government asked the school to wear pajama pants for the second time in the span of a month. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 25 Jan. 2024 The officials cited a number of reasons, including the difficulty in managing the fee distribution, undermining a process that was mapped out by the student governments and the likelihood the bill would favor popular or controversial organizations to the detriment of those with a lower profile. Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic, 24 Jan. 2024 The student government passed a bill urging the school to offer online learning for all Berkey Hall classes — a potential middle ground — but the university told them the reopening would move ahead as planned, said Emily Hoyumpa, the student body president. Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2023 In a statement to Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for Santa Monica College said it was asked to respond to a complaint regarding an Oct. 19 incident, where its student government improperly denied a charter to Students Supporting Israel, a student organization. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 9 Dec. 2023 Her high school résumé was impressive: The Alabama teen was a member of the National Honor Society, student government and the high school dance team. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of student government was in 1882

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“Student government.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/student%20government. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

student government

noun
: the organization and management of student life, recreation, or discipline by various student organizations in a school or college
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