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Student Government officials and students at the Florida Capitol in November. Photo courtesy of Student body Vice President Celine Persaud's Instagram.

SG helps secure funding for FAU food and housing insecurity

February 17, 2020

If passed by the Florida House of Representatives, the bill could allocate a portion of $340,000 to FAU’s ​Educate Tomorrow​, a program dedicated to supporting students who are homeless or who aged out of foster care.

Student body Vice President Celine Persaud and President Kevin Buchanan.

Student Government introduces plans for a stadium concert, student beach parking, and bar safety

February 1, 2020

Student body president Kevin Buchanan and vice president Celine Persaud have been working to bring changes to the FAU community for the Spring semester on and off-campus.

House of Representatives members being sworn in at the first meeting of the semester. Photo by Israel Fontoura

Boca House elects new positions, swears in representatives

October 12, 2019

At the first Student Government House of Representatives meeting of the semester Friday, the House met with its newly-elected body...

Meet your Student Government leaders this year

Meet your Student Government leaders this year

August 26, 2019

Last semester, Student Government held its annual election and if you didn't vote, you most likely have no idea who won. In fact, ...

Nine of the past eleven student body presidents have been involved in Greek life. 
Graphic by Israel Fontoura.

Greek life members hold most of Student Government’s top positions

May 2, 2019

During a Student Government campaign, the life-long friendships members are promised in fraternities and sororities may come in handy when they need votes.

Alcohol is allowed at some Greek life events, but the Interfraternity Council passed a resolution that will ban hard liquor from September 2019 and forward. Photo by Alex Liscio

Here’s what you need to know about Greek life parties

April 30, 2019

The UP learned about Greek party rules and myths concerning alcohol, drugs, and more so that you don’t have to.

Photo Courtesy of FAU SG Facebook

Women are a minority in many positions of Student Government

March 26, 2019

At a school that constantly advertises its diversity, where 43 percent of students are male and 57 percent are female, women make up only a fraction of the student government leadershi...

Both currently have roles in SG. Photo courtesy of Celine Persaud's Facebook.

‘I’m not a puppet’: Recently elected SG President and VP took money from a conservative organization

February 28, 2019

Turning Point USA has a history of giving FAU SG candidates money.

Kevin Buchanan and Celine  Persaud will be the new student body president and VP, respectively. They raked in almost half of the presidential votes. Photo courtesy of Facebook

Unofficial Student Government election results: Kevin Buchanan wins presidency, Alexander Zand wins Boca governor

February 28, 2019

Incumbent governor Nicholas Tyndall won the Jupiter gubernatorial race; Melissa Carassa won the Broward gubernatorial race unopposed.

Elections will be held this week for the 2019-2020 term. Photo by Hope Dean

Student government presidential, gubernatorial candidates discuss their different platforms

February 25, 2019

The University Press sat down with the candidates to learn about their experiences, future plans, and unique qualities.

The presidential and governor candidates gathered in a room to answer College Democrats President Matthew Taudien’s questions about their platforms. Photo by Cameren Boatner

Student Government presidential, gubernatorial candidates speak on abortion, LGBT issues, recent ‘scandals’

February 22, 2019

College Democrats and the National Organization for Women held a panel for the candidates to talk about their platforms.

The presidential candidates and their VPs lined up to answer questions from House Speaker Noah Goldberg about their platforms. Photo by Israel Fontoura

Student Government holds university-wide presidential debate

February 21, 2019

Platforms for all candidates include campus safety, balanced funding, and increased communication with students.