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Guided by the tenets of the Catholic Church and its moral teaching, the University of Dallas seeks to educate its students to assume positions of leadership in a problematic and ever-changing world. Student Government provides students with a rich opportunity to develop and refine their leadership skills outside the academic classroom. Through participation in Student Government, students learn to exercise civic responsibility for the common good of the campus community. -Charter

Mission: The purpose of Student Government shall be as follows: Clause 1. To promote the general welfare of the University and the student body through support of the University’s mission, ideals, and values. Clause 2. To communicate student concerns and interests to appropriate University Committees and to the University Administration Clause 3. To sponsor programs and services which will enhance campus life.

Below is a joint message from the student governments of universities in the Catholic Council Network. Joseph Scholz
06/09/2020

Below is a joint message from the student governments of universities in the Catholic Council Network.
Joseph Scholz

Over the last week, we have seen our nation unite in indignation over the absolutely unjustified death of Mr. George Flo...
06/02/2020

Over the last week, we have seen our nation unite in indignation over the absolutely unjustified death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of a public servant duty-bound to render aid.

As the UD Student Government executive council, we extend our heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family, friends, and community in this dark time of tragedy and loss.

We feel the same indignation and righteous anger at the circumstances of Mr. Floyd’s death that Americans have expressed throughout our country and across our University of Dallas community.

It is our solemn obligation, both individually and collectively, to call out and combat such grave injustices and to seek to prevent them from happening ever again. Our nation’s founding belief in each person’s unalienable right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness must be truly realized for all Americans or else such rights become arbitrary privileges. Human rights must at all times be acknowledged and respected, and transgressions must never be tolerated or normalized. Such injustices as Mr. Floyd’s death cannot be considered ‘par for the course’ in a nation that truly values the lives of all its people.

Here at the University of Dallas, we know that our students, staff, faculty, and alumni have all been affected by Mr. Floyd’s tragic death. Please know that all of us within UDSG are here to support you and walk with you during these challenging times.

We know, too, that the burdens of trauma weigh heavier on many of our students of color, and we recommit ourselves to authentically engaging with the unique needs of each UD student.

With heavy hearts and hopeful eyes, we look forward to and strive for a future free from racial bias and racial violence. And we call on our University of Dallas community to come together in the battle against racist bigotry in all its forms. To all of our students, staff, faculty, and alumni: We seek your input as to how UDSG can best make our UD campus more of a place of welcome for all who call it home. We ask you to join us in reaffirming our individual commitments to meaningfully manifest our values of truth, justice, and respect for life on our campus and wherever we may be.

Now is the time to come together as a university community, and to recognize the pain of our brothers and sisters at UD and beyond. Every child of God has a right to life, and we must each work to actively affirm this sacred truth.

In Truth and Justice,

Your UDSG Executive Council

A changing of the guard! 🎉 Please welcome our new Seminarian Senator for 2020-2021, Reed Robinson (left).Thank you to Br...
05/13/2020

A changing of the guard! 🎉 Please welcome our new Seminarian Senator for 2020-2021, Reed Robinson (left).
Thank you to Bryce Baumann for all your work on the Senate this year.

Even at home, your new Executive Council is hard at work! Good luck on final exams, everyone!
05/07/2020

Even at home, your new Executive Council is hard at work! Good luck on final exams, everyone!

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!•The new Executive Council officially takes office at noon today and while we’re working thro...
05/01/2020

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!

The new Executive Council officially takes office at noon today and while we’re working through this transition period, we as the old Exec Council want to say thank you to our fellow students for being supportive of our team this year, especially those who have helped with our ongoing UD Staff Thank You Project. Also, a big shoutout goes to the Senators from this year who worked very hard to make campus life better at UD. Even though we all had many plans for upcoming projects that were cut short, we still accomplished a lot this year as a team and we are so proud of y’all!

With that being said, this is your 2019-2020 Executive Council officially signing off! Good luck to next year’s team and good luck on finals, everyone!

04/10/2020
Candidate for 2020-2021 SG Vice-President: Nikki Kramer......Hello everyone! My name is Nikki Kramer and I would be hono...
04/08/2020

Candidate for 2020-2021 SG Vice-President: Nikki Kramer
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Hello everyone! My name is Nikki Kramer and I would be honored to represent UD as the next student government Vice President. I’ve been on SG since my freshman year, when I ran for accident and got elected (thinking it was RHA)! Once I had experienced SG more, I realized how much it really does—I’ve ran every year since.

From my years on SG, I’ve seen three different executive councils. I’m very familiar with how SG has run and I’m very excited about our new committee system. As VP, I would utilize my past manager and assistant experiences to run meetings effectively and create great teamwork within the executive council. It would be an honor to serve you all next school year! Stay safe and Healthy!

Candidate for 2020-2021 SG President: John Bartee......Hey UD! My name is John Bartee, I am a junior double-majoring in ...
04/07/2020

Candidate for 2020-2021 SG President: John Bartee
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Hey UD! My name is John Bartee, I am a junior double-majoring in psychology and Spanish. I'm running for SG President on a platform of honesty, advocacy, and transparency. I believe that my experiences as a Student Government Senator, and most recently as Secretary, have prepared me for this position in the connections and skills they've given me. As your President, I have three goals: 1) to communicate honestly about where we are in accomplishing our goals as a Student Government; 2) to advocate for under-represented students, including for a fairer attendance policy for NCAA Student-Athletes and for more academic opportunities, facilities, and equipment for science majors; and 3) to demand transparent communication from administration on matters relating to students, specifically student employees.

Candidate for 2020-2021 SG Secretary: Amanda Heinzler......Hey UD! My name’s Amanda and I want to be your next SG Secret...
04/07/2020

Candidate for 2020-2021 SG Secretary: Amanda Heinzler
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Hey UD! My name’s Amanda and I want to be your next SG Secretary! I’ve been heavily involved in Student Government since I arrived on campus, serving on the Senate for my freshman and half of my sophomore years. During my time on the Senate, I’ve done my best to make your voices heard. My freshman year, I ran the Dining Concerns Committee and met with Aramark every other week to advocate for your food preferences. Those jalapenos in the sandwich bar? I helped get those there for you, but it doesn’t stop there. I used my organizational skills and determination to organize, advertise and successfully execute several focus groups that resulted in serious changes, including the creation of an entirely new circulating menu for the then “Gluten Friendly” station in the Café. I’m passionate and dedicated and I hope to serve you in this upcoming school year.

Candidate for 2020-2021 SG Secretary: Maddy Narduzzi......I’m Maddy Narduzzi from the class of 2022! Vote for me as your...
04/07/2020

Candidate for 2020-2021 SG Secretary: Maddy Narduzzi
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I’m Maddy Narduzzi from the class of 2022! Vote for me as your SG secretary. I have previous experience as a secretary pro temp and am here to listen in any way that I can to serve you all. Voting for me is a duzzi! Happy voting!

Despite the chaos that is the world right now, SG has some exciting news to share: UD Student Athletes have elected thei...
04/03/2020

Despite the chaos that is the world right now, SG has some exciting news to share: UD Student Athletes have elected their first-ever SG Senator Alexis Vera! 🎉🎉🎉
Alexis is a sophomore basketball player who will be serving as the representative of the UD NCAA Student Athletes in the 2020-2021 school year. We are so excited to have her on board!

Statement from President Hibbs in response to the Student Government resolution adopted last April. @ University of Dall...
03/13/2020

Statement from President Hibbs in response to the Student Government resolution adopted last April. @ University of Dallas

Who wants mozzarella sticks??!As long as you follow our Instagram or like our Facebook, these mozz sticks are yours! Com...
02/28/2020

Who wants mozzarella sticks??!

As long as you follow our Instagram or like our Facebook, these mozz sticks are yours! Come get them while they last!

We hope to see everyone at this UD SG and Counseling Center co-sponsored event tomorrow!
02/03/2020

We hope to see everyone at this UD SG and Counseling Center co-sponsored event tomorrow!

Congrats to our new senators! Can’t wait to work with you all as we start our new semester with a BRAND NEW CONSTITUTION...
02/01/2020

Congrats to our new senators! Can’t wait to work with you all as we start our new semester with a BRAND NEW CONSTITUTION!

Shoutout to Constitutional Reforms Committee Co-Chairs: Senators Groves and Baughman!

Calling all UD students! Make sure your voice is heard in the Spring 2020 elections! The Senate is putting forward a new...
01/29/2020

Calling all UD students! Make sure your voice is heard in the Spring 2020 elections! The Senate is putting forward a new Student Government Constitution which has been approved by the Senate and President Hibbs. This document will appear on every student's ballot. For the Constitution to be ratified, 10% of the student body must approve it. Check your UD email for a copy of the document. If you have any questions about the proposed document, feel free to reach out to your senators or [email protected].

As for Senate elections, all five Sophomore Senator seats are open and five candidates are running. They are Matthew Quinlan, Nathan Metts, Damien Kosciolek, Catherine Schwenk and Amanda Heinzler. There is one open seat for Senior Senator and Dolores Mihaliak is running for that position. If you are a sophomore or a senior, that election will also be on your ballot on the Forum.

Welcome back, Crusaders! We will be holding elections for open Senate positions next Thursday and Friday. If you are int...
01/23/2020

Welcome back, Crusaders! We will be holding elections for open Senate positions next Thursday and Friday. If you are interested in running for one of the five Sophomore Class Senator openings or the one Senior Class Senator opening, please pick up a candidacy form.

For those interested in running: Candidacy forms will be available in the Office of Student Affairs from tomorrow until Tuesday, January 28th during OSA Office Hours from 9AM to 5PM. Candidacy forms are due by 5PM on Tuesday, January 28th. Once the Chair of the Elections Committee has confirmed your eligibility for candidacy, you will be contacted with details regarding the candidacy and elections process.

For all sophomores and seniors: Elections for your senators will run from 9AM on Thursday, January 30th to 5PM on Friday, January 31st. You can cast your vote on the Forum on your own device or in Haggar Foyer on SG iPads during business hours on those days.

Questions can be directed to [email protected]!

This Week in SG | December 3-9, 2019
12/03/2019

This Week in SG | December 3-9, 2019

Hey sophomores! Come to Gorman B this Tuesday evening for free Chick-fil-a with your senators!
12/02/2019

Hey sophomores! Come to Gorman B this Tuesday evening for free Chick-fil-a with your senators!

University of Dallas Student Government's cover photo
11/20/2019

University of Dallas Student Government's cover photo

Student Government Fall 2019
11/20/2019

Student Government Fall 2019

HEADS UP: We have two more town halls coming up soon! Come eat free food and share your opinions with the senators! @ Un...
11/18/2019

HEADS UP: We have two more town halls coming up soon! Come eat free food and share your opinions with the senators! @ University of Dallas

This Week in SG | 12-18 November
11/12/2019

This Week in SG | 12-18 November

Hey UD! It's your 2019-2020 Student Government Executive Council here! We have officially taken office and we're so exci...
05/01/2019

Hey UD! It's your 2019-2020 Student Government Executive Council here! We have officially taken office and we're so excited to serve you guys in the upcoming school year! Thanks to the previous council for all the hard work they put in for our school! We hope to be "worthy replacements." Come see us Friday from 12:30-2:30 for Steel City Pops on the Mall!

This is your Exec Council, signing off! Thank you to our amazing Senate for one of the best years of Student Government ...
04/30/2019

This is your Exec Council, signing off! Thank you to our amazing Senate for one of the best years of Student Government EVER! ♥️

Hey UD! Student Government recently passed a resolution to express our solidarity with and to advocate for the accommoda...
04/17/2019

Hey UD! Student Government recently passed a resolution to express our solidarity with and to advocate for the accommodation of our ROTC students, particularly regarding the recognition for course credit for ROTC classes. The Executive Council will pass this resolution on to the administration in order to encourage their work towards an ROTC based concentration in the coming years. See below for the full text of the resolution!

04/11/2019

Our Dining and Religious Concerns committees have some great projects in the works! Tune in to hear what’s going on.

Thank you to everyone who voted! We had the highest voter turnout rate in recent years. Have a wonderful weekend, and se...
03/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who voted! We had the highest voter turnout rate in recent years. Have a wonderful weekend, and see you at International Day tomorrow!

03/29/2019

Get ready for an amazing celebration of nations beginning tomorrow on the mall with the March of Nations at 1:15!

03/26/2019

SG has got it going on this week! Tune in to hear what we’re up to. Thanks Patrick A. Goodman for filming!

Make sure to come by the SB Hall Multipurpose room at 5:00 for the SG School Wide Town Hall!!! Bring your questions and ...
03/20/2019

Make sure to come by the SB Hall Multipurpose room at 5:00 for the SG School Wide Town Hall!!! Bring your questions and concerns and enjoy FREE CHICK-FIL-A!!

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I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday. Just a reminder that tomorrow is a great opportunity to participate in service with Student Government for anyone who is willing and able. We could use some more volunteers to help build a learning center for children in need at Catholic Charities or to spend time with the elderly at Ashford Hall Nursing Home. Transportation and snacks are provided and these events run from 8:30-1:30. Here is the link to sign up for events off campus: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_EWRWK-GCKnMrVz-dwflXFGDJsSF1eLVQkpjPxm271E/edit#gid=0 And here is the link to sign up for activities on campus, including blanket making for the homeless and writing letters to patients and Children's Hospital: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GCK-IIvLoiFELSI_WohRVVKkgYB1Ame8i4QuPWNtF8s/edit#gid=0
"But if a university doesn't go through the competitive bidding process, it could end up sticking students with higher food prices than necessary, a point that John Brummett, a columnist for ArkansasNews.com, pointed out after the news broke. “This was not charity, but amortizing,” he wrote. “It was a food service vendor seeking to escape a new round of competitive bidding by going into the home improvement lending business on the side. It was an advance on marked-up grub the kids would eat later in their hostage environment. I’m advised that this kind of arrangement is not uncommon. But it ought to be.” https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/09/08/aramark_facilities_payments_tied_to_contract_renewals_raise_conflict_of_interest_questions
“Stop using my money to build things that we didn’t ask for, or at least tell us when you’re doing with it,” Nashville junior Ashley Brown said.