The Student Government is the representative body of students at MCLA that oversees and funds over 50 campus clubs and organizations and gives students a voice with the college administration while advocating for positive change on campus.
The Student Government consists of Senators, an Executive Cabinet, and Class Officers -- all of whom you elect to represent student needs. Since 1909, the Student Government at MCLA has been bringing student concerns to administrators and leading student initiatives.
MCLA Student Government is funded through the Student Activities Tax. Each MCLA student pays an activities fee of $150 per semester into the Student Activities Trust Fund, which the Student Government then allocates to the student body by funding recognized clubs, organizations, and other student-centered activities.
Did you know that Student Government also pays for MCLA students to have access to the Berkshire Eagle and USA Today? Print copies can be found in the marketplace on the first floor of the campus center and in the pod in Bowmen. Students can also use this link to access an online version of USA Today.
Meet your Student Government and Class Council Representatives and learn more about the next general election.
Student Government general assembly meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Murdock 218. Stop by if you would like to voice your opinion on a topic on this week’s agenda and check out our Facebook page for the latest information about meetings.
You can also visit the Student Government office on the third floor of the campus center (room 316) for resources on hosting events and using funding for your club or organization. Office hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Check out our annual Sam Gomez Road Race that Student Government hosts every spring. Follow us on Facebook to get the most up-to-date information on all of our annual traditions and weekly meetings.
There are so many ways to get involved on campus, including 50+ Student Government sponsored clubs and organizations. Below are some resources for club leaders to utilize, including how-to videos for using essential club forms and and Presence.
Resources from the Student Engagement team to help club leaders lead meetings, keep notes, and use Presence. This link includes videos for each leadership position in a club, and videos to help navigate MCLA's Presence website to keep attendance and advertise events. It also provides all of the necessary forms for club management, and the link to make an appointment in the Student Government Office with Office Manager Amanda Schuler or other office staff.
SGA Constitution (pdf)
SGA By-Laws (pdf)