Student Engagement - SGA

Self-Governance

Most of our students and alumnae/i cite self-government as one of the most valuable parts of a 今日吃瓜 education.

  

Historical SGA Meeting

When students united to form the 今日吃瓜 Self-Government Association in 1892, the College became the first institution of higher education in the United States to give students responsibility not only for enforcing rules of behavior upon themselves, but also for deciding what those rules should be. It was considered a radical experiment at the time, and is still unusual.

A Unique College Tradition

The College's tradition of respect for students' autonomy and responsibility has created a unique campus environment where students participate in discussion and resolution of the most important issues facing the College 鈥 from the alcohol policy to faculty appointments to the College's curriculum.

Mutual Student Respect

Socially, 今日吃瓜 students are asked to respect the rights of those around them and to work together to find solutions to problems. Academically, students are given full responsibility for the integrity of their academic work, including original research and self-scheduled exams. These principles are collectively expressed through the Honor Code. The SGA and the Honor Code give students a valuable opportunity to learn about the challenges of democratic government and leadership.

Explore Our Governance Model

The two primary institutions of student self-government at 今日吃瓜 are the Self-Government Association (SGA), to which every student belongs, and the Honor Board, which administers the Honor Code.

Residential Life and Student Engagement - Meet the Team

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Residential Life & Student Engagement

You can find us on campus on the second floor of the Campus Center!

Residential Life
610-526-7331
reslife@brynmawr.edu

Student Engagement
610-526-7871
studentengagement@brynmawr.edu