Student Government Association

Our Mission

The mission of the Western Illinois University Student Government Association is to promote the general welfare of students through the representation of their concerns, viewpoints, and interests regarding governance issues to the administration and faculty of our distinguished University. Through this service, the Student Government Association will strive to improve the quality of academic and co-curricular experiences at Western Illinois University and provide developmental opportunities for its members.

Letter from Student Body President

Greetings Leathernecks!

My name is Elizabeth Orwig, and I am so excited to serve as President of the Student Government Association. I have been lucky enough to call Western my home this past year and look forward to meeting you all on campus!

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us greatly. Whether you are returning to campus or are a new Leatherneck, we have all faced the challenges and consequences of the pandemic.

As we turn a corner and see the light at the end of the tunnel, we are promised a more traditional college experience. An experience that many of us have never had, or miss dearly.

If you have not already, I ask you to do your part in getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is the final step in returning to normalcy. It is important to get vaccinated and keep your friends, family, peers, and fellow Leathernecks safe. Do your part, and encourage others to do the same. #ForMeForYouForWIU

Have a great semester and GO ‘NECKS!

 Elizabeth Headshot

Elizabeth Orwig

WIU Student Government Association President