About the SGA
The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the student body through popular election. This body serves as a collective voice of the students in student affairs, academic, safety, dining and various other areas of the university. One of the primary functions of the Student Government is to approve the formations of new organizations and to provide funding so that the interest of every student group is represented. They are repeatedly appointed as student representatives to faculty and administrative committees, bringing the student voice to forums where it is heard.
The SGA consists of senators who are elected to a year term in the spring semester: three from each of the four classes; one for residential students and one for commuters; and twenty from the five colleges based on proportions. Students are encouraged to participate actively in Student Government Committees.
Our mission is to act as a microphone for student voices. Too often in universities, student concerns and issues are not heard. It is our hope that we can amplify the voices of those at UMass Dartmouth and work with faculty. staff and administration to provide common sense solutions for undergraduates.
The purpose of the UMass Dartmouth Student Government Association is:
- To provide a forum for the expression of student views and interests;
- To provide leadership in the areas of cooperation and understanding among the students of this University;
- To act as the students' liaisons to the UMass community, the Commonwealth's higher educational system and the government of the Commonwealth;
- To facilitate student rights, views, and interests by recommending policy to the University, the UMass system, and the government of the Commonwealth;
- To endeavor to provide adequate funding for programs affecting curricular, extracurricular, and cultural activities; and
- To coordinate student political life with other student groups and organizations.