Student Government is composed of three main branches: the Executive Branch, Student Congress and the Judicial System. The Carolina Athletic Association, Board of Elections and the Honor Court are also part of Student Government.
The Executive Branch advocates for students and serves in a quasi-administrative role on campus. Student Congress passes resolutions expressing the will of students, appropriates student fees for use by student groups, and amends the Student Code. The Honor System, including the Honor Court and the office of the Student Attorney General, bring about and decide cases when a student is accused of breaking the Honor Code.
Overall, the role of Student Government is to:
- Represent students and advocate on their behalf
- Collaborate on projects that improve the ability of all students to have the best Carolina experience possible
- Listen and respond effectively to student input and concerns
- Provide a leadership growth opportunity for students
The Executive Branch is composed of a number of committees; a list is available on the “Committees” page. Each committee is led by a chair or co-chairs, who serve on the Cabinet and work to complete the platform of the Student Body President. A group of officers also serves at the discretion of the President. In addition, the Student Body Vice President manages a slate of external appointees to various campus boards and committees.
To get a better understanding of the projects that each committee is working on, read over the Leimenstoll Administration Platform.
The Student Code serves as the bylaws of Student Government. Title I, the Constitution, can only be amended by a student body referendum. The Code is published by the Clerk of Student Congress and can be found here.
The Student Government office is in the Student Union in Suite 2501. The office is on the Pit level at the far end of the newer part of the Union. Please stop by and see us!
Please direct all report inquiries to Student Body Secretary Nikita Shamdasani at email@example.com