USG is the official governing body of undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. USG represents undergraduates in many ways, including, but not limited to: improving policies that affect the welfare of the students; providing services to meet student needs; strengthening the sense of community among students, and serving as a communication medium between students and administration.
USG consists of a President, Vice President, Speaker of the Assembly, Secretary, and 30 General Assembly Members. We also have five standing committees that focus on various projects and tasks throughout the academic year, they are as follows:
University Relations Committee (URC): URC is concerned with adequately representing the interests of students to campus administrators, the Board of Trustees and the Illinois State Legislature. Efforts include increasing student involvement in university business and in maintaining necessary student services, while advocating to provide a better possibility to achieve higher education.
Sustainability and Infrastructure Committee (SIC): SIC is concerned with all matters pertaining to campus facilities including sustainability, campus safety, technology, buildings and maintenance.
Interpersonal Relations Committee (IRC): IRC is concerned with matters pertaining to local community organizations, upholding the UIC Urban Mission, working with the campus cultural centers, and working directly with Campus Programs to serve as a liaison between USG and the student organizations.
Treasury Committee (TC): This committee oversees and advises the Legislative Assembly on matters pertaining to the allocation of funds requested by student organizations and allocation of funds appropriated to USG.
Communications and Recruitment Committee (CRC): CRC oversees communications between the assembly and the student body. CRC is also in charge of all general USG publicity and promotions, as well as membership recruitment.
Individuals who join our assembly benefit by being able to enhance their leadership and professionalism skills. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to work with school administrators on a variety of campus issues.
Our general assembly meeting is on every Monday at 3:00pm in the Commuter Student Resource Center at Student Center East. If there are any students who are interested in joining USG, please tell them to send us an email, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit our website: usg.uic.edu