ISE student makes bid for President of Undergraduate Student Government

Posted: March 5, 2021
Maddie + Sri
Maddie + Sri

ISE student Maddie Carson is throwing her hat in the ring for Student Body President, along with her running mate, Engineering Physics major Sri Uppalapati. The role of the President of the Undergraduate Student Government is to advocate for Ohio State Students in the local, state, and federal governments in higher-education policy while representing all 53,734 undergraduate students in academic, financial, and policy decisions at the Ohio State University.

Maddie & Sri’s top 3 priorities are student wellness, academics and engagement, and they believe that a change in the student experience should be approached as holistically as possible. You can read more about their philosophy and the campaign at The candidate debate will happen on Sunday, March 7th from 3pm - 5pm EST on Zoom (

Voting starts Monday, March 8th at 12:00pm EST and ends Wednesday, March 10th at 11:59pm EST. You can learn more at

Maddie Carson is a third-year Industrial and Systems Engineering major from Westerville, Ohio and currently serves as the Chair of the Undergraduate Caucus in USG. In this role, Maddie oversees policy initiatives and undergraduate student representation on University Committees including University Senators. Some projects Maddie has worked on this past year include championing the Pass/No Pass legislation for Fall semester through the University Senate, working on various sustainability initiatives such as carbon emission reductions, and standardizing the mental health withdrawal policy. She recently led the planning of an event with OSU Football Head Coach, Ryan Day, to give a keynote on the stigma around mental health. In previous roles, she partnered with the Office of Institutional Equity and other student organizations to reform sexual violence education, create the Parenting and Pregnant Student Support Committee, and create #MeToo Week. Being born and raised in central Ohio, Maddie grew up surrounded by the Ohio State community. Even as a kindergartner, her goal was to one day go to Ohio State and be a part of the tradition and excellence. Throughout her college career, Maddie has worked to hold the university to these expectations. Maddie wants each and every Buckeye to feel heard, included, and at home as a member of this community.

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