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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Joining Meiners on the initiative committee are Alexander Jorgensen, a University of Alaska Anchorage student and executive in the student government, and Rabbi Abram Goodstein, an early childhood education advocate. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Initiative group forms to boost educational support and performance in Alaska," 3 Aug. 2019 Nooses appeared around campus after Taylor Dumpson became the first black woman to serve as student government president at American University in Washington, D.C. Kelly Powers, USA TODAY, "Woman awarded $725,000 in suit against neo-Nazi website founder," 14 Aug. 2019 In addition to the lawsuits filed on behalf of Gersh and Obeidallah, he was sued in 2018 by Taylor Dumpson, the first black woman to serve as American University’s student government president. Mariel Padilla,, "Judge recommends that Daily Stormer publisher be made to pay woman more than $14 million," 16 July 2019 In addition to Girl Scouts, at Del Norte High Cloutier is in National Honor Society, Link Crew, Best Buddies Club, Peer Leaders Uniting Students, plays field hockey and is in student government. Pomerado News, "Girl Scout focuses on diabetes education for Gold Award project," 12 July 2019 Schroder was student body president at Ursuline Academy and active in student government at Indiana University. Jason Williams,, "PX column: She fought to save kids' lives in Africa. She beat cancer. Cincinnati mom's next challenge — politics," 5 July 2019 The student government at UC Irvine declared food insecurity as a campus emergency last week, pledging $400,000 in one-time funds to help hungry students. Lilly Nguyen,, "UC Irvine student government pledges $400,000 to address food insecurity crisis on campus," 10 June 2019 The Find MacKenzie Lueck Facebook page and the University of Utah student government are hosting the vigil at 6 p.m. at the university's Union Lawn. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "'Like a nurturer': Grieving University of Utah to honor slain student MacKenzie Lueck at vigil," 27 June 2019 Students also pay a $775 student activity fee that student government helps divide among organizations. Sarah Ladd And Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "How will Bellarmine's leap to Division I impact the university's students?," 19 June 2019

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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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