About CSG

CSG Structure

Chatham Student Government (CSG) is made up of the Senate, the Executive Board, four Class Councils, and a handful of Committees.

Undergraduate Student Senate

The Senate is the legislative body of CSG and is tasked with representing the undergraduate students of Chatham University. Its members sponsor, debate, and vote on propositions concerning student initiatives, opinions, and advocacy. The Senate is charged with the responsibility to scrutinize university administration and deliver directives of guidance to campus departments and organizations.

The Senate is composed of 20 Senators, those being the Vice President, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the three General Representatives from each of the four Class Councils. Additionally, the four Class President, the Vice President for Finance, and the Vice President for Communications serve on the Senate as privileged members with full voting rights. The Executive Vice President presides over the Senate and only casts tie-breaking votes. The Executive President is an ex officio member of the Senate and does not vote.

Meetings are conducted using Robert’s Rules of Order and are held on Thursdays from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in Woodland 103 and are open to all students.

Executive Board

As its name implies, the Executive Board is responsible for executing the business of CSG. Its members enforce the will of the Senate and serve as liaisons between the student body and the Chatham University administration, faculty, and staff.

The Executive Board is led by the Executive President, the Executive Vice President, the Vice President for Finance, and the Vice President for Communications. The four Class Presidents also serve on the Executive Board.

Every member of the Executive Board spends four hours in the CSG Office in the Carriage House a week. Contact them directly to make an appointment.

Undergraduate Class Councils

The four Class Councils are authoritative bodies responsible for all class-related business. Their members represent the concerns of their classmates and create classwide initiatives and policies. They are also tasked with promoting Chatham spirit and class pride.

Each Class Council is composed of six Class Officers, those being the Class President and the five Senators per graduation year.

Every Class Council holds at least one meeting a month and students may only attend with invitation. Contact the Class Secretary-Treasurer for more information.

Standing Committees

  • Student Organization Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Diverse Student Resources Committee

Ad Hoc Committees

  • Dining and Food Services Committee
  • Health, Safety, and Facilities Committee

Special Committees

  • Elections Committee