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About Student Government

Student Government’s mission is to empower the students at the University of South Carolina to achieve, discover, and excel in everything they do through innovation, cultivating meaningful relationships, and celebrating the rich tradition we share as Gamecocks. We are here to identify, address, and advocate for students' needs, concerns and interests.

A Brief History

Since 1908, Student Government has had a distinguished history at the University of South Carolina.  During the first years of the University of South Carolina, student life was dominated by the campus' literary societies. In later years, officers were elected to lead each academic class. Today, Student Government consists of four executive officers (president, vice president, speaker of the student senate, and treasurer), the president's cabinet, a senate, a freshman council, a constitutional council, an elections commission, a communications team, three lobbying agencies, and the members of university committees. 

Current Leadership

The executive cabinet serves as an advisory board to the student body president and is comprised of students seeking to better the university through their particular areas of concentration.  

Position Name Contact Information
Attorney General   Felicity Ropp

 Secretary of Academics Madelyn Moosbrugger 
Secretary of Athletics Anthony Lotito 
Secretary of Campus Relations Emmie Thompson 
Secretary of Community Relations Emily Quinn 
Secretary of Finance Laney Quickel 
Secretary of Government Relations Reedy Newton 
Secretary of Greek Affairs Erin Dare
Secretary of Health and Wellness Maia Porziov 
 Secretary of Inclusion and Equity Lasya Katta 
Secretary of Safety and Transportation Blake Gibbons 
 Secretary of Student Services Grace Gunter 
Secretary of Sustainability Harrison Bench 
 Secretary of University Relations  Morgan Spinner 
 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jenna Palmer 

The Senate is comprised of 50 Senators and 10 committees. Each committee is headed by a committee chairman assigned by the speaker and approved by the Senate.

The Senate has the opportunity to pass legislation in all non-academic fields. Legislation addresses issues ranging from the dispersal of funding to university administrative policy. All UofSC students are encouraged to voice their opinions by attending Senate sessions, by submitting suggestions through the Suggestion Box, or by applying to be in Senate.

The Student Senate meets at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Senate Chambers on the third floor of the Russell House.

Elle Naylor  

Jaimeen Shah  

Lauren Barlett  

Sienna Mack  

Anna Kelley  

Cameron Eubanks  

Caroline Staff  

Claire Windsor

Hailey Garland  

Jada Hudson

John Mugabe  

Lauren Sokol  

Maeve Smith

Noah Glasgow  

Nytavious Bennett  

Edward Morris

Mark Smith

Allison Hildreth

Haley Pepper   

James Thurlow  

Matthew Harris      

Michael Gallagher  

Taylor Harris

Piper Carter

Karthik Rangavajhula

Dallas Bass

Griffin Sheffield     

Andrew Phillips

Emily Giep

Grace Farrell  

Kailey Hoppe  

Madison Lomas  

Jacob A. Jordan

Joseph Smith

Dylan Peddemors  

Harrison McDermott  

Isaac Leon

Jesus Andres Guerrero  

John Hladun

Morgan McDonald   

Payton Palazzo  

Aaron Squibb

Sagar Patadia

Tyler Ward

Jaden Caughman    

Molley Jenkins


The Comptrollers serve as the financial advisors to student organizations, assisting them in their understanding of relevant paperwork, deadlines, budget preparation processes, and the allocation and funding processes. They also assist the student body treasurer in ensuring that student organizations have all the resources needed to voice their desires for funding.

Name Email Address

Sam Courson
Chief Comptroller
Zak Phaturos 
Todd Thomas 
Juliana Drechsel 
Andrew Crawford 
Sarah White 

The Student Government Communications Team serves as the foremost advisors to the Student Body Executive Officers on communications, media relations, public relations, and specific policy stances. The team consists of graphic designers, photographers, videographers and more that help promote Student Government programs and initiatives through external communications. Follow student government at @UofSCSG on all social media platforms.

Director of Communications: Aidan Baker

Constitutional Council (CC) is the Judicial Branch of Student Government. Consisting of four Associate Justices and one Chief Justice, the Council maintains the Student Government Codes and Constitution, and interprets them when there is a dispute on their meaning. The CC can also resolve internal disputes about the governing documents of student organizations.

Chief Justice: Robert Carthcart III
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