Do You Want to Join SGA?
If you are so excited about SGA that you want to become a member stop by the SGA office and grab a packet that contains the rules for running. In this packet you will find a place to put your statement of purpose. This is a statement that you have explaining why you want to run for the position you are running for. Depending on the position you are running for, you will then have to collect a specific number of signatures from the student body that you will represent in SGA.
Turn in your packet by the due date and you will be entered into the campus wide online vote that occurs for two days in the Fall and Spring semesters. If you were not able to complete your packet by the time they are due, you can still participate in the voting process, but everybody who votes for you will have to submit you as a write in. In order to win as a write in, you must have the required amount of votes to complete the number of signatures you were supposed to acquire for that position, and beat all of the competition in vote number with the remaining votes in your favor. Once the elections are over, the Elections Board will notify you of the results.
If you win the poll, you are then inducted at the next SGA meeting and sit in your position for the remainder of your term. If you miss the elections process, you can still become a member by induction but you need to contact the president, and then get approved by Senate to become a member.
All students who have paid the mandatory SGA fee in accordance to attendance at Bridgewater State University is a member of SGA. As such, each member has the right to offer their input to the governing body and make an impact on the BSU community.
The governing membership of SGA is elected into office by the student body.
SGA has two different main groups of students that work together to act upon the wellbeing of the BSU community. These groups are the executive board and the Senate. The executive board is a group of students that are responsible for serving as liaisons between SGA and administration, as well as serve the organization so that it works in the most effective way possible.
The Senate makes all of the decisions for SGA, and serves as a liaison between SGA and all of the clubs and organizations it supports. The different positions within the Senate are distributed in such a way that accurate representation of the student body can always be present at all SGA meetings and participate in all decisions. The membership is as follows:
Amount of Positions
Senator, Class of 20__ (1 per class)
Senator, College of Science and Mathematics
Senator, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Senator, College of Business
Senator, Education and Allied Studies
**Note: The Executive Board Positions Are Designated with a *
Last Modified: June 7, 2012