Student Congress (STUCO) is the self-governing body for all students. Student Congress represents and promotes student interests and opinions and allocates funds to campus-‐recognized organizations from student fees. Senators are required to work on a personal project each semester that aims for the betterment of the Doane Community. Student Congress also sponsors special events and is invited to meet bi-annually with the Doane University Board of Trustees as representatives of the student body. The student body elects president, vice-president, and upper class senators in the spring. First-year senators are elected at the beginning of fall semester.