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Learn more about the structure of the American University Student Government and how to get involved.

Learn more about the structure of the American University Student Government and how to get involved.

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  • Take off quote from initial bullets, de-capitalize secondary bullets (see “Advocacy”)I think text might be too titled to read with ease
  • I took out (“The Judicial Board”) from Judicial bcuz the Judicial Branch comprises both the Jboard and the BOE
  • We should probably indicate somewhere small on the slide that this pertains to the Executive Branch, just for more clarityI added “some” b4 programmingHow do you like the “pres natebronstein?” now
  • Picture maybs?
  • Love the superheros
  • Maybe we should write about the councils roles?
  • Like!We need to highlight change from executive to legislativeMaybe add photo of the senators
  • Are there only 4 associate members?
  • Love!
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    • 1. American University Student Government 2010-2011
    • 2. Advocacy
      standing up for student’s rights
      starting a dialogue with the Administration
      free music, concert, outings, and other entertainment
      making the undergraduate life easier and more memorable
      Finding Purpose
    • 3. Executive
      • The Four Executives and their Cabinets
      • The Speaker and its Constituents
      • The Chair and other governing Bodies
      Taking Root: The 3 Branches
    • 4. President Nate Bronstein
      The President is the Chief Executive of the Student Government, overseeing all the policy initiatives and some programming throughout the year, in addition to maintaining established services.
    • 5.
      • Student Advocacy Center
      • 6. Women’s Initiative
      • 7. Academic Affairs
      • 8. Environmental Policy
      • 9. Outreach and Recruitment*
      • 10. Residential and Campus Life
      • 11. Arts Council
      The President’s Cabinet
    • 12.
      • Athletics & Recreation
      • 13. Diversity Advocacy
      • 14. Student Health
      • 15. Military Affairs
      • 16. Unity & Spirit
      • 17. Community Service Coalition
      • 18. Initiative for the Discovery, Empowerment, & Advocacy for Students (IDEAS)
      The President’s Cabinet
    • 19. Vice President Maia Tagami
      The Vice President is the primary programming executive, bringing bands, authors, politicos, and various speakers to campus along with setting up functions such as carnivals, dances, or tournaments
    • 20. The Vice President’s Cabinet
      • Class Councils*
      2014 (will be elected in September), 2013, 2012, 2011
      • School Councils
      School of Public Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Business Association, School of Communications, School of International Studies
      *The councils are in charge of class/school unity and fundraising for the Senior Gift.
    • 21. The Vice President’s Cabinet
      • Department of Events
      • 22. Founders’ Week
      • 23. Student Union Board
      • 24. Kennedy Political Union
      • 25. Special Programming Events Commission
    • SecretaryKent Hiebel
      The Secretary is the executive that deals primarily with communications. If you are media-savvy, know graphic design, or want to learn how to market events more productively, this is the department for you.
    • 26.
      • Outreach and Recruitment* (this department is shared with the President)
      • 27. Communications
      • 28. Design
      • 29. Information Technology
      The Secretary’s Cabinet
    • 30. ComptrollerEd Levandowski
      The Comptroller is the financial watchdog of the SG. His branch deals directly with running the students’ services smoothly all year long.
    • 31.
      • American University Transportation Organization (AUTO)
      • 32. Bike Lending
      The Comptroller’s Cabinet
    • 33. Is the executive branchfor you?
      Most of the departments listed before these need help—some even need Directors! So apply today by visiting
      But maybe you’re looking for something more formal, or you’re great with procedure, and you still want to make a difference.
      Never fear, the legislature is there!
    • 34. The Undergraduate Senate
      As the nonpartisan legislative body, the Senate is the strongest advocacy group on campus. Anyone wishing to be a representative of the students for advocacy purposes should consider the Senate—just brush up on your Parliamentary Procedure!
    • 35.
      • The Speaker of the Senate presides at each meeting
      • 36. The Clerk attests each meeting
      • 37. The Parliamentarian mediates each meeting
      • 38. Each school gets one Senator, except CAS which gets two.
      • 39. Each class gets five Senators
      • 40. The Campus-at-Large holds four seats
      The Senate
    • 41. The Senate
      All seats will be up for election in September.
      Sessions last from October-October.
      Class representatives must be from the class determined by their credits.
      This means someone from the Class of ‘14 can run as a constituent from the Class of ‘13 if he/she has 30+ credits.
    • 42. Care for a seat in the Senate?
      The Senate can be a fierce chamber (introverts beware), but a prolific one.
      If the executive and legislature are too hands on for you, or you’re just looking for something else, try the Judicial Branch. Think the Supreme Court without the robes…
    • 43. The Judicial Branch
      If policy review is your primary interest, consider the judicial board. The J-Board is the primary constitution and by-law interpreters for the student government. They play a crucial role in mediating within and between the branches, along with election disputes
    • 44.
      • The Judicial Board consists of one chair and four associate justices to help solve disputes between the branches
      • 45. They serve as the final word on judicial matters and the primary oversight branch
      • 46. Terms are unlimited
      The Judicial Board
    • 47. The Board of Elections is composed of one chair, Anthony Dunham, and two Board members and three appellate members.
      The Board oversees and regulates the semester elections, campaigning, and any necessary special elections.
      The Board of Elections
    • 48. So which branch do you want to be the hero of?
      More info at and! Apply online by sending your apps and questions to Director of Outreach and Recruitment Jose Morales at of this supernatural powerpoint!)