Checks and balances: how Student Government functions

Danae Leake

The University of North Florida Student Government consists of three branches — legislative, judicial and executive — just like the national government.

Each branch has its own designated purpose. The legislative branch consists of 52 senators and is responsible for allocating the money collected from the Activities and Services fee each student pays.

The judicial branch consists of nine justices who oversee due process in Student Government and settle any disputes that students might have with the agency such as parking tickets.

The executive branch is responsible for addressing student concerns on campus.

The different checks and balances are detailed in the UNF Student Government Constitution and Statutes.

Below you will find a handy flow-chart that will break down how each of the three branches relate to one another.


Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles
Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles

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