Student Government Office

At the University of Mary, student leadership is not just an idea — it is a reality. With the Student Government Office now located in the Student Involvement Center, there is greater accessibility for students to communicate their thoughts and ideas to senators, who can bring forth these concerns to University administration on behalf of the students.  

Student Government is a collaborative group of 20 students dedicated to representing the interests and needs of the student body and working towards the good of the university as a whole.

About Student Government


  • FOSTER a community of servant leaders.
  • ADVOCATE for the needs and concerns of the student body.
  • EMPOWER students to bring forth positive change for the betterment of the Mary community.

How to Join

To get involved, we encourage students to visit senators during their office hours between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday-Friday, as well as to come sit in on our meetings that occur every other Sunday at 9:15 pm in the Student Involvement Conference room.

In order to be in Student Government, we encourage you to run for election, which takes place each Spring. Sometimes, senators withdraw from Student Government during the course of the year. In that case, we encourage students to pursue a position in Student Government through an application process, which also includes an interview. 

"Time trieth truth." 
– Saint Thomas More

Saint Thomas More is the patron saint of politicians and the University of Mary Student Government. He inspires Student Government to strive for truth and to serve genuinely. He is a role model of a well-formed conscience and moral leadership. He reminds Student Government senators that leadership should be built on a foundation of morality and truth.

Heavenly Father,

We gather before You today to serve the University of Mary. We ask that You provide us wisdom to understand Your will for our community, as well as the strength and courage to fulfill every task. Grant us patience and understanding towards those that we serve, diligence when our spirits grow weak, and humility to guide our actions. May we glorify You in all that we do.

Saint Thomas More, pray for us.


Interested in Attending a Meeting or Have Questions?

We’re here to help. Call the Student Government office at 701-355-8138 or email us.