student government


Definition of student government

: 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 Activities might pertain to student government, chess, yoga, swimming, cooking and spending time with fitness trainers. cleveland, 27 Aug. 2021 In a close vote, Brown’s student government rejected DAB’s plea to remove the statues. Jack Wolfsohn, National Review, 9 Aug. 2021 The University Council last week approved a resolution recommending mandatory vaccinationson campus, following a similar bill approved by MSU's undergraduate student government, the Associated Students of MSU. Anna Liz Nicholas, Detroit Free Press, 3 Aug. 2021 That year, Mecher, in his final year of college as a communications/television production major at Northern Kentucky University, won election as student government president by three votes. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 11 Aug. 2021 The university's student government association also released a statement denouncing the school's decision. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 30 June 2021 The student government association president at the University of North Alabama has apologized for a social media post that offended members of the LGBTQ community. William Thornton |, al, 24 June 2021 Rafael Hicks, 21, the speaker of the Senate for the student government at UC was also at the town hall. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 22 July 2021 At an event held over Instagram on Monday, UConn student government president Mason Holland joined U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to urge young people to get their shots. Alex Putterman,, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of student government

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of student government was in 1882

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14 Sep 2021

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“Student government.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of student government

: a group of students in a school who are elected to help plan and organize activities and events for other students


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