The legislative branch is made up of elected and appointed Senators. These Senators make up 7 standing Senate committees, a Steering committee, and a Driving committee.
There are several times throughout the year that students can join Clemson’s Undergraduate Student Government. Each of the three branches have their own procedures and times for adding new members. Pick the branch you’re interested in below:
1. Student Senate Elections in February
Most student Senators join Senate by running for a seat during election season. Information about elections will be sent to the entire student body in an email at the end of the Fall semester.
2. Student Senate Appointment Interviews in August
Interviews are conducted in the Fall to appointment Freshman to represent their class. Sometimes there are seats for upperclassman available by interview if seats were vacated over the summer.
3. Student Senate Appointment Interviews in January
Interviews are conducted at the beginning of the Spring semester to appointment students to represent their class. These seats become available if Senators vacate their seats after the Fall semester. This is normally due to study abroad and co-op opportunities.
1. Student Body President and Vice President Elections in February
The Student Body President and Vice President run as a ticket. This election occurs concurrently with Student Senate Elections in February.
2. Executive Cabinet Interviews in April
The Student Body President and Vice President choose their Executive Cabinet with an interview process that normally takes place shortly after the conclusion of the election.
3. Executive Committee Appointments
Each cabinet director fills their prospective committee by conducting interviews. Each director is free to conduct interviews whenever they choose, however most choose to conduct interviews at the end of the Spring semester or at the beginning of the Fall semester.
Judicial Board Interviews in February
The Judicial Branch of Student Government takes new members during the Spring semester. Their process involves applying to be on the Judicial Boards. If your application is accepted you will be asked to interview for a spot on of the boards starting in the following Fall semester.