At the University of Minnesota there are three primary student government bodies on the Twin Cities campus, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, the Minnesota Student Association, and the Student Senate:
The Minnesota Student Association (MSA) is the student government for all undergraduate students registered at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. MSA is dedicated to advocating and coordinating efforts with stakeholders of the University on behalf of all undergraduate students.
The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) is the student government for all graduate and professional students registered at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and medical and pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. GAPSA serves many functions, chief among them ensuring that the University, in all of its offices, programs, schools and departments, works in the interests of excellence in the graduate and professional student experience.
The Student Senate is the University of Minnesota's internal governance body which represents students from the Twin Cities and other campuses of the University of Minnesota system. Each senator that serves on the Student Senate is charged with representing students within the University of Minnesota system as a whole.