Undergraduate Student Government

USG - Undergraduate Student Government

USG is the undergraduate student government at Kent State University at Trumbull that enhances opportunities for involvement in the campus and community.

What does USG do?
  • Allocates university funding to student organizations for educational purposes
  • Acts as a voice between the administration and the student body
  • Provides a variety of events for the campus
USG Advisor: Nancy Barker (nbarker4@kent.edu)

Meetings will take place in the Student Union

Responsibilities and Expectations of the Undergraduate Student Government

  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours at the Trumbull campus during both Fall and Spring semesters of the term of service.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Participate in an evaluation each semester with the USG advisor.
  • Maintain a minimum of 3 regular office hours per week, to ensure sufficient access to constituents and university officials per individual USG member.
  • Adhere to all USG rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Serve on University committees as needed so as to ensure a balanced workload among all members.
  • Participate in the Allocations process at the request of the USG Advisor.
  • Attend all (leadership) training workshops and seminars, which are intended to increase proficiency and efficiency in service to one's office.
  • Attend all briefings and public meetings to include USG and regular USG meetings, and any other required event(s).
  • In the event of three unexcused absences, a special session shall be held to take into consideration removal from office.
  • Participate in campus and community events as determined by USG advisor.
  • Shall assist every other member in the performance of the duties of the Undergraduate Student Government and function as a team.
  • Shall attend and participate in all activities of the USG.
  • Establish and oversee the USG budget of all projects.
  • Review and update as necessary the By-Laws and position descriptions of the USG.
  • Maintain confidentiality of University committees.
  • Utilize the USG e-mail account for all official USG communication.
  • Communication with other USG members and USG advisor when missing a meeting. All USG members should check their Kent e-mail every 48 hours and respond in a timely manner.
  • Meeting with the Dean on a regular basis, at least once per academic year.
  • USG members who are members of the group requesting funds must leave during allocation discussions, and these members may not vote on the funding request.

Apply to USG

Trumbull USG Charter