Interested in Student Government?

Here's how you can get involved while you're here on the Hilltop!


Run For Senate

The GUSA Senate is responsible for allocating money to student organizations, voting on resolutions, representing general student interests, and working closely with GUSA Policy Teams in a variety of ways. Senators are elected based on their class-year.

Senate elections take place at the beginning of the fall semester. You can find detailed election rules here. For questions about running for the Senate, please reach out directly to the Election Commission at


Join a Policy Team

Each of GUSA's Policy Teams advocates for a specific campus issue. There are two dozen different policy coalitions ranging from affordability initiatives to campus life challenges.

To learn more or to get more involved, visit the policy team page here


Join An Advocacy Agency

Aside from Policy Teams, there are a handful of Advocacy Agencies within GUSA that involve big teams to work on niche issues. The Agencies include:

  • DC & Federal Relations

  • Hoya Hub

  • Student Advocacy Office

  • GUSA Fund

To learn more, visit the Advocacy Agencies page here.


Share your thoughts directly

With a neat new tool called IdeaScale, students can communicate thoughts and ideas directly with the University administration. In this reddit-like forum, student posts can be up- or down-voted as well as commented on — allowing us to demonstrated widespread student interest in groundbreaking new ideas and initiatives.

Check out IdeaScale here to see what's been posted or to share your own ideas.