|VEISHEA Message from GSB President|
Good afternoon student organization officers,
Last night a large disturbance occurred in the Campustown area, south of the Iowa State University campus. It is estimated over 1,000 students were present. An Iowa State student is in an Intensive Care Unit after sustaining injuries from property damage that occurred. This morning I met with President Leath and his Cabinet that includes representatives from the Alumni Association and University Foundation.
All official VEISHEA events are suspended, effective at 5:00 pm today, Wednesday, April 9th. Hundreds of students and student organizations have worked tirelessly to prepare for this week. Your dedication has not gone unnoticed, and this is what saddens me the most about the decision that had to be made. The university will have more information in the coming days about paying for student organization incurred costs from VEISHEA planning.
You may have questions about the future of VEISHEA, but right now I encourage you to focus on the coming days and working together to keep fellow Cyclones safe. I personally am reaching out to my friends and asking them to do the right thing and act responsibly. I am also requesting that they reach out to their friends as well. I encourage you to do the same.
One of the best things about being a Cyclone is the deep-rooted pride we have in our university and the spirit of always taking care of each other. Now is the time to step up as a student leader and show the nation that we care about our university and fellow students.
I hope you will collaborate with me to ask students to put their safety and the safety of fellow Cyclones first. One of the hardest choices we face as a leader is to stand up and say something or to step away from our role in hard times. This is our opportunity to be the leaders of the Iowa State student body.
Please contact me with any questions.
Government of the Student Body President
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- 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.
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.