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Student Government (CUSA)

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The Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) supports Clarkson students through a variety of clubs and organizations and serves as the formal representative of the student body. Composed of the executive board, six senators from each class and a Clarkson School representative, the CUSA Senate collaborates with the Clarkson administration on all decisions that affect Clarkson students. These decisions are made in Senate meetings or in one of the Senate's seven committees, which are open to any students. CUSA is also responsible for allocating to sponsored clubs and organizations the $125 activity fee you pay each semester .

If you are looking for some firsthand experience in politics, you should consider getting involved as a member of the Student Senate. You face real decisions, real emotions and you're dealing with real money. And you'll be doing your fellow students and your school a real service. But first of all, you have to get elected, which means you have to attract some real votes.

Serving on the CUSA Senate will give you a chance to develop your professional skills in communication, collaboration and negotiation, in addition to performing useful work for your campus community.

Find out more about CUSA and how to get involved at

For the most up-to-date listing of CUSA affiliated, recognized, and funded clubs and organizations, go to