What is USG?
USG stands for Undergraduate Student Government, which is the official governing body of undergraduates at USC. its primary functions on campus include advocating for policy change, putting on various events and helping fund student organizations. "USG seeks to make the undergraduate experience the best it can possibly be," its website reports.

How is USG organized?

Roughly 120 students hold offices and serve in the various branches. The president, vice president and 12 senator positions are elected directly by the student body, and the executive branch appoints the leading officers in the other branches. All appointments are subject to confirmation by the senate.

Who is running for USG President and Vice-President for the 2018-19 school year?

Debbie Lee, a sophomore political science major, and Blake Ackerman, a sophomore business administration major, are running for president and vice-president, respectively. You can read more about their platform here.

Mai Mizuno, a junior majoring in international relations and philosophy, politics, and law, and Brianna Bozek, a junior business administration major, are running for president and vice president, respectively. You can read more about their platform here.

Who is running for Senator for the 2018-19 school year?
There are 15 students running for 12 senator positions. You can read about each candidate's platform here.

When and where is the first debate?

The debate is on January 31st, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Wallis Annenberg Hall. Submit your questions here for a chance to ask about either pair’s policies or initiatives. If you can’t make it, look out for a livestream of the debate on USC Annenberg Media’s website.

How can I vote?
You can vote for USG presidential and senate candidates online from February 13-16.