Student Government Association
A place where any student can voice their opinions and concerns.
We need student input to make our University first class!
The Student Government represents the student body through popular election. This body serves as a collective voice of the students in student affairs, academic, safety, and various other areas of the university. The primary functions of the Student Government include approving of and funding student organizations and to vouch for every student on campus. They are 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 and include:
- Three senators representing each of the four classes,
- Two senators representing commuter students,
- One senator representing resident students,
- Twenty senators representing the colleges CAS, CCB, COE, CON, CVPA, Honors (determined on a proportional basis),
- One senator representing first-generation college students,
- One senator representing international students,
- One senator representing student-athletes,
- One senator representing student veterans,
- One senator representing transfer students,
- Five ex-officio non-voting members (consisting of the four Class Presidents), and
- the Student Trustee.
Students are encouraged to participate actively in Student Government Committees.
The SGA hosts in-person and public meetings in Library 206 every Monday at 6 p.m. In addition, all students are encouraged to visit the SGA Office, located on the second floor of the Campus Center in Room 225.
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.
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
Being in good academic standing as defined by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as having a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0; Being a student represented by the Senate; Being a member of the constituency which they seek to represent; Being registered for at least 9 credits; and Passing a performed conduct report upon signing disclaimer.