GSB

The Government of the Student Body Senate will be holding a special meeting to consider the resolution “Supporting Funding and Planning for Higher Education in Iowa.” The resolution addresses a possible tuition freeze for in state students, a tuition increase for out of state students, performance based funding, and planning for future tuition rates. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 17th at 9:30 pm in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.

Do you have enrollment concerns?

If you have an idea about how we can improve the student experience to cope with enrollment growth, submit it here.

How can we help you?

  • If you have a project idea or campus concern, please let us know by clicking here.
  • If you are a student group in need of funds, check to see if your group qualifies for funds by clicking here, and then email the Finance Director or stop in the GSB office in the West Student Office Space of the Memorial Union to fill out a funding request form.
  • If you have an issue or concern you would like to discuss with your Senator, click here to find your representative (based on your college and where you live).
  • If you have a question or concern about state or federal education policy, contact the ISU Ambassadors who work directly with state and federal officials.
  • If you are interested in running for a spot on GSB or learning more information about the GSB elections, click here.

About

The Government of the Student Body (GSB) is the sole student organization on the campus of Iowa State University that exists to serve and represent all students. The mission of our organization is as follows:

We serve students and improve the student experience through advocacy and empowerment.

To achieve this mission, we advocate on behalf of students in our work with Iowa State administration, the Ames community, state and federal legislators, and the Board of Regents on issues that will that improve the student experience, with service to students at the core of our efforts.

GSB Structure

GSB is made up of 3 branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial (modeled after the United States federal government). Each branch is separate and performs its own specific duties, and also works with the other branches to make up GSB as a whole.

Roles of the Three Branches

The executive branch, which is made up of the President, Vice-President, and cabinet, works on specific projects and initiatives related to student interests. The legislative branch, which is made up of the senate, debates student issues and passes legislation regarding funding for student organizations. Finally, the judicial branch, which is made up of the 9-member Supreme Court, rules on issues between students and student organizations.