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 19 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
The University of Mary Student Government exists to foster a community of servant leaders in accordance with the University’s Benedictine values, advocate for the needs and concerns of the student body, develop professional relationships with university faculty and staff, and empower students to bring forth meaningful change for the betterment of the University of Mary. We are faithfully Christian, joyfully Catholic, and gratefully Benedictine.
How to Get Involved
To get involved, we encourage students to visit our office in the Student Involvement Center during our office hours.
Student Government Office Hours
8 am - 4 pm
Our meetings are open to the public, and all students are welcome to attend. Meetings generally occur every other week during the school year. Time and location will be advertised in On Deck at Mary, our weekly campus newsletter.
Join Student Government
In order to be in Student Government, we encourage you to run for election, which takes place each Spring. Should a position open in the middle of the year, 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.
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.