Student Involvement & Leadership

Director:Luke Kerouac
Location200 Gardner Center (2nd Floor)
Phone:(435) 652-7512

The goal of the Student Involvement & Leadership (SIL) Department is to engage students in co-curricular and extracurricular experiences that enhance their collegiate experience. Meaningful involvement has been proven to strengthen students' commitment to education, the institution, and their community. Furthermore, students who are actively engaged receive higher grades, transfer less, gain skills that lead to better jobs, obtain increased networking opportunities, have more friends, and are substantially more satisfied with their college experience.

The SIL Department is committed to training and advising the Dixie State University Student Association (DSUSA) leaders and the DSUSA Student Government Branches on campus policy and procedure, and promoting involvement in an inclusive learning environment.

Dixie State University Student Association (DSUSA)

Every fee-paying student at Dixie State University is a member of DSUSA. The mission of the DSUSA Student Government is to provide students with learning, service, and extracurricular opportunities; provide leadership training; promote school spirit; create unity and a unique Dixie culture; link Dixie traditions with new students; and offer a voice to the student body. The leadership branches of DSUSA include the Executive Council, Academic Senate, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Public Relations, and Service.

Executive Council

The Executive Council includes the Student Body President, Vice President of Academics, Vice President of Clubs & Organizations, Vice President of Student Life, Vice President of Public Relations, and Vice President of Service.

Academic Senate

The Vice President of Academics and the Student Senate assist students in achieving academic and life goals. The Senate funds academic pursuits such as research and conference presentations. The delegation consists of student representatives from the eight major academic schools on campus. The Student Senate is a mouthpiece for students and advocates for the students' collective academic interests at Dixie State University.

Clubs & Organizations

The Clubs & Organizations branch currently houses approximately 70 active clubs on campus. The Vice President of Clubs & Organizations and the respective club representatives collectively manage club funds, oversee club bylaws, distribute club merit monies, and support club growth. Clubs & Organizations serves many purposes including the cultural, intellectual, professional, recreational, service, and social needs of students. Joining a club is the easiest and most personal way to get involved, meet other students, and truly enjoy your time at college. If there is not a club that interests you, it is easy to start your own.

Student Life

The Student Life branch of DSUSA oversees activities and campus life under the direction of the Vice President of Student Life and three Event Managers. Student Life aims to maintain Dixie traditions such as Homecoming, D Week, white washing the D, the Great Race, Dixie Awards, carnivals, etc., while continually adding new and improved activities like the Foam Dance, concerts, and comedians. This branch plans and organizes at least one DSUSA event each week of Fall and Spring semesters.

Public Relations

The Public Relations branch promotes and advertises all events sponsored by the DSUSA under the direction of the Vice President of Public Relations and four Public Relations Chairs. It is the mission of this branch to inform the campus community of all DSUSA happenings through print advertising, social media networking, a weekly radio program, TV broadcasting, the Dixie Sun, the Red Storm Roll, and other marketing techniques.


The DSUSA Community Engagement and Service Center encourages lifelong learning and service by providing opportunities to serve on campus and within the community. The Vice President of Service and three Service Leaders make up the Service Council within the service branch, and together they seek opportunities that build upon core values of service, citizenship, diversity, ethics, and collaboration that create an enduring service oriented mentality. The Service Council plans and organizes a major monthly service project and two large-scale Campus to Community service projects. Every week of the semester the Service Council provides service with at least one of our 13 community partners.

To find out more information on DSUSA Student Government and student involvement, please visit our website.

Welcome Message From the 2016-2017 DSUSA President

I hope you have already felt welcomed by everyone on this beautiful campus of Dixie State University.  If you haven’t yet, let me be the first to say welcome, you have just made one of the best decisions of your life!  This school can change your life if you let it.  The academic programs, student to teacher ratio, campus life, and ways you can get involved are only a few things that I have grown to love about Dixie. I strongly urge you to go out and immerse yourself into this school.  The choices you make now about how you spend your four years here can help shape the rest of your life.      

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to approach any member of student government, or check out our website at to learn how to join student government, start or join a club, or simply attend the next big event.  My office is always open to you, and is located on the second floor of the Gardner Center.

Enjoy your time here it will fly by!

Sarah Ramaker

DSU Student Body President 2016-2017