The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the undergraduate students at UMBC. Serving as one of the governing bodies at UMBC, the SGA meets with key administrators and approves campus-wide policies in support of an active, academically enriched, social student environment. The SGA has an Executive Branch, Senate, Finance Board, and Judicial Branch. The entire undergraduate population makes up the foundation of the SGA.
Every undergraduate student at UMBC is a member of the Student Government Association (SGA). 20 elected officers and many appointed officers run programs, services and advocacy efforts for the benefit of all undergraduates. SGA’s purpose is to organize and support undergraduate students in creating distinctive community, co-curricular and academic experiences; identify and voice students’ hopes and concerns; engage students in campus activities and decision-making; build mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals and organizations on and off campus and promote and defend students’ welfare.
SGA has created a number of ways to keep UMBC’s undergraduate population informed of its dealings throughout the year. Along with this website, students are encouraged to follow SGA through Twitter , Facebook , and a blog.
Both the SGA Senate and Finance Board meetings are also open for anyone who wants to attend. The Senate meets on Monday nights at 5:30PM in Commons 318; Finance Board meets Tuesday nights at 5:30PM in Commons 318. Stop by!
It is important to remember, SGA is a group of students taking action for all students. Use our contact page to find out how you can voice your concerns.
To become more actively involved, students can work with SGA on a number of issues. Students can run in SGA elections, held in the spring, or apply to work in the Executive Branch (SGA Executive Branch Staff Application 2012 – 2013). By becoming involved in SGA students will gain valuable skills in negotiation, civic responsibility, leadership, financial management, and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication.