Below are common questions asked by students regarding the Purdue Student Government, or other entities/programs that we work with on a regular basis. If you have questions regarding funding, finances, or subordinate bodies related to monies, please visit our Funding FAQ page. Have another question you feel is not answered here? Email studentgovernment@purdue.edu to contact our organization and get you specific questions answered.

General Questions

Q: What is Purdue Student Government?

A: Purdue Student Government (PSG) is made up of a diverse group of student leaders who pride themselves in creating the best learning and social environment for all students at Purdue University. PSG is an actual governmental authority in all matters concerning the student body.

Q: What is PSG responsible for?

A: PSG is responsible for: 1) Enhancing student life 2) contributing opinions and information to the colleges, faculty, and the University Senate regarding student concerns 3) provide support to individual students, student clubs, and other organizations 4) sponsor and host programs and community service events on campus, and much much more!

Q: What can Purdue Student Government do for me?

A: Student Government is your voice on campus. PSG members are your direct link to the people who make the real decisions. From President Daniels, to the deans of all the Colleges, to faculty, to the Police and Fire Departments, they are all here because of you and they want to know what you think and what you need. Student Government is the way to bring all your needs and concerns to their attention.

Q: Do the Purdue Student Government members really care about the students concerns?

A: We're students, too! We face the same situations (and frustrations) as any other Purdue students. Chances are, when a member brings up a student concern at one of our meetings, there is always one or more of us saying, "I've noticed that, too" or "I’ve also noticed a lot of people jaywalk on the street too because there’s no crosswalk!" Your concerns are also our concerns. Additionally, we love talking with other students and listening to any ideas/projects/concerns that they may have. At the end of the day, we’re here to serve and represent all of you!

Q: Where is the PSG Office located?

A: The PSG Office is located in KRACH 270. There’s a long table with computers on the north end of the room that PSG members use. At almost any point Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm, at least one member will be at the table. Please feel free to approach us. In fact, please do approach us! We love interacting with any and all Purdue Students and if you’d like to discuss something in particular (concerns, ideas, etc.) then even better!

Q: How do I get involved in Purdue Student Government?

A: It is super easy! Please visit our PSG Applications & Elections page for more information.