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.

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Some students were carrying red carnations purchased from student government. New York Times, "‘Are We Going to Die Today?’ Inside a Parkland Classroom as Bullets Flew," 6 June 2018 All public universities have student governments that form the Nicaragua National Student Union — UNEN for its Spanish initials — but the protesting students say those bodies are made up of Sandinista Front loyalists and no longer represent them. Washington Post, "Nicaraguan students enraged at repression turn on government," 15 May 2018 Boloña lead the executive branch of the university’s student government, which oversees a $19 million budget, including hundreds of student jobs, as well as the Student Union building and the Recreation and Wellness Center. Annie Martin,, "Boloña, a Dreamer, wins UCF student government election," 22 Mar. 2018 By her senior year, Hansel had a 4.0 grade-point average and near-perfect test scores and was in student government and drum major for the Mayo Marching Band. Sam Whiting,, "The Artist’s Life: San Francisco dancer Emily Hansel works the front desk to get by," 20 June 2018 Her activities include playing for the San Diego Soccer Club for six years; being on RB High’s cross country, varsity soccer and track teams; in CRU and Younglife youth groups; Best Buddies and student government. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Rancho Bernardo, "Seven vying to become next Miss Rancho Bernardo," 15 Apr. 2018 Currently a senior at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, Michael has been heavily involved in his school's debate team, mock trial and student government for years. Isabella Gomez And Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, "He applied to 20 of the best colleges and got a full ride to all of them," 30 Mar. 2018 Before February 14, 2018, Sarah Chadwick, 16; Jaclyn Corin, 17; and Delaney Tarr, 17, were normal teenagers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, attending softball practice, politics club, and student government meetings. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Fight for Their Lives," 24 May 2018 The student government at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus in Parma recently elected its new officers for the 2018-2019 school year. Carol Kovach,, "The Hooley on Kamm's Corners returns May 12: A Place in the Sun," 8 May 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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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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