student government


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

Example Sentences

She was president of the student government. He is active in student government.
Recent Examples on the Web Several members of the Southwestern student government who participated in the event said the Biden administration’s new student loan forgiveness plans haven’t really resonated among their classmates. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2022 Oberkor, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, also has held several posts in the student government. al, 11 Nov. 2022 The organization is not recognized by university officials, but is said to still have an impact on student government. al, 11 Nov. 2022 In response, no-confidence votes against the board were approved by the Faculty Senate and Michigan State’s student government. Joey Cappelletti And Ed White, Chicago Tribune, 13 Oct. 2022 When The Tribune reached out to ask questions — including about the separate letter sent by the student government teacher — the school responded by providing the same letter sent to parents as its response. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 Add to that the proliferation of swastikas on Hillels and political litmus tests that exclude Jews from student government. WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 Marquette's provost and vice president of student affairs, both of whom identify as people of color, regularly meet with student government leaders on how to improve the campus climate. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 25 Aug. 2022 The Machine is a not-so-secret society at the University of Alabama that has been known to elect Greek representatives to run for student government. al, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Student government.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

student government

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