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 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.
**Photo courtesy of Yanhua Huang, Iowa State Daily.