the sympathetic awareness or understanding of another’s situation and the desire to take action to alleviate it.

What makes for a compassionate student government?

  • An awareness of marginalized groups on campus.
  • Active efforts to advocate for or particularly address the needs of marginalized students.
  • Engage all student demographic groups on campus, particularly those less represented in the demographics of student government.

Executive Board

  • Promote an environment of activism in student government.
  • Encourage an inclusive perspective in the assessing and addressing of student needs.


  • Active engagement with the entire student body, soliciting student concerns and difficulties through focus groups, surveys, and conversation.
  • Particular attention paid to student demographics not represented in the Senate body, and an effort to address their concerns.
  • Addressing student needs and difficulties through new initiatives, legislation, advocacy, and programming.

What has your student government done to embody compassion?

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