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Undergraduate Student Government Addresses Underutilized Funding and Disconnect from Campus Organizations

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at IUPUI cites their mission as being, “committed to improving the student experience by representing the student body, supporting student-led organizations on campus, addressing student concerns." According to their site, USG provides a platform for student involvement, while providing education surrounding social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. While USG does provide support to students, their $85,000 budget for the 2022-2023 school year has been underutilized, diluting the impact the organization could be making at IUPUI. There is a fundamental disconnect between USG and the needs of organizations at IUPUI, one that USG acknowledges themselves.

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Paw's Pantry Visits USG to Discuss Pantry Needs

Associate Program Director of Student Support, Erika Thomison, and Executive Team Member Chair for Paw’s Pantry, Braxton Gray, spoke at the Nov. 11 meeting of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) about the needs of Paw’s Pantry and ways in which students can help support them. Paw’s Pantry is a food pantry on campus that is open to all students. It aims to help those with food insecurity meet their dietary needs. 

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USG Hosts Leadership Conference for Student Engagement

Last Friday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a Leadership Conference in the University Tower Ballroom from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Although the event was initially aimed at senate members of the USG, it was later opened to anyone on campus.  “The leadership conference was aimed to help students engage more on campus,” according to the USG Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Clara Pineda. 

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USG Discusses Ways to Improve Campus Experience

Last Friday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) met to discuss ways to improve the student experience at IUPUI. These meetings are held every Friday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Business/SPEA (BS) 2000 and are open to all IUPUI students. They discussed a number of ideas, from resolving food insecurity to installing pharmacy vending machines on campus. 

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2020 Vice Presidential Debate Recap

Since the first Presidential Debate was a national embarrassment, all eyes were set on the Vice Presidential Debate between current Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris. A debate that many political analysts have said is the most important Vice Presidential Debate in American history.  To ...

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Pay for USG Leaders Debated

The leading members of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at IUPUI unveiled a preview of this semester’s proposed budget before a gathering of student senator-elects. The money allocated for paying the USG leadership proved to be controversial. “If I’m doing the math right, over half ...

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Less Plastic, More Pads: The USG's Plans

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at IUPUI plans to reduce plastic usage and make menstrual products more widely available on campus. “We’re looking at ways to phase out the use of plastic products on campus, such as plastic silverware,” said USG Director of Initiatives Joshua Bell. ...

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USG President Vows Election Reform

The president of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) said that he supported legislation which would require vote distribution by candidate to be publicly released. As previously reported, the USG does not share the number or percent of votes that each candidate receives in student government ...


Student Elections Lack Transparency

The student president of the senate for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at IUPUI dismissed concerns about transparency and voter turnout in student elections in an interview Thursday, April 5. USG organizers provide estimates of total votes cast and the winners for student government elections ...

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