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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Then, on Valentine’s Day, the student government officers would run around at lunchtime delivering giant (or not-so-giant) transparent plastic bags of candy so everyone could see exactly how much people loved you. Heart Evangelista, Harper's BAZAAR, "Love in the Time of Instagram," 29 Jan. 2019 Students can host speakers for free in classrooms or student government-run facilities. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Free Speech Rebirth at Berkeley," 7 Dec. 2018 As vice president, Wallace worked closely with student government president and student Kendric Jones, 22, who is also a member of the city council. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Cypress Lakes grad becomes youngest member of Prairie View City Council," 11 June 2018 This led to an emergency meeting of the student government and widespread calls to defund the group or shut down the event. Jason Willick, WSJ, "How Conservatives Won the Law," 20 July 2018 Last November, the Board of Regents rejected a pro-BDS proposal that passed the student government. Caleb Parke, Fox News, "Michigan professor slammed after refusing to write letter of recommendation for student applying to study in Israel," 18 Sep. 2018 The initiative received the full support of Bucknell’s student government. Tom Solomon, Washington Post, "GPAs don’t really show what students learned. Here’s why.," 15 June 2018 Rigel Robinson, a student government leader, supports the housing plan. Teresa Watanabe,, "On the grounds of People's Park, UC Berkeley proposes housing for students and the homeless," 3 May 2018 Varsha Sarveshwar, a junior at UC Berkeley, said her student government office coordinated at least 15 trips to Sacramento — with about 30 students each time — to attend committee hearings and buttonhole legislators. Teresa Watanabe,, "UC headed for big funding boost to ax tuition hike, enroll more students," 23 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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