A place where any student can voice their opinions and concerns. We need Student input to make our University first class!
Student Government represents all students by popular election, and functions on the UMass Dartmouth campus through the Student Senate. This body is the voice of the student in school affairs, as members are appointed to serve on various faculty and administrative committees. One of the primary functions of the Student Government is to approve the formation of new organizations and to provide funding so that the interest of every student group is represented. The SGA consists of 36 senators who are elected to a one year term in the spring semester: three from each of the four classes; one representing commuters and another residents, one from graduate students, one from Professional and Continuing Education, and twenty from the five colleges based on proportions. Students are encouraged to participate actively in Student Government.
The Purpose of the UMass Dartmouth Student Government Association is:
To promote student rights as delineated in Article III of the Student GovernmentConstitution;
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 student's 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.
The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the student body: any student who is currently registered for at least one course bearing a minimum of three academic credits. Only members of the student body are eligible to vote in student government elections.
Qualifications for membership:
Any student represented by the SGA, registered for at least 9 credits, and in good academic and judicial standing in accordance with the UMass Dartmouth policy may stand for election to the SGA.