The Middlebury Student Government Association has been representing the interests of the student body for decades. From Pass/D/Fail to MiddView trips to MiddCourses, SGA has made a significant impact on the quality of the Middlebury College experience in recent years. You can find out more about the history of the SGA by visiting the College Archives, housed in Special Collections in the lower level of Davis Family Library.
ONE OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS WE GET IS, WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE SGA DO?
- We manage and allocate the Student Activities Fee (SAF) to MCAB, Social Houses, Inter Commons Council, Senior Committee, and over 150 other student organizations through the SGA Finance Committee.
- We review existing student organizations and approve new ones every year through the SGA Student Organization Oversight Committee.
- We discuss and pass legislation on issues including textbook accessibility, distribution requirements, mental health, financial aid, accessibility, and more.
- We recommend and appoint students to sit on bodies such as the Board of Trustees Investment Committee, Honor Code Review Committee, Environmental Council, Student-Athletic Advisory Committee, to name a few.
- We built, run, and maintain the course review site called MiddCourses with thousands of reviews on hundreds of professors and courses.
- We subsidize and help organize the Middlebury Break Buses which take you to Boston, New York, Montreal, or the Burlington Airport during school breaks.
- We provide free copies of the New York Times to each of the dinning halls every Sunday-Friday.
- We provide the Arts & Crafts Corner above the Crest Room in McCullough for any student to be creative.
- We organize 10 o'clock Ross, where every Monday-Thursday you can enjoy a late night snack at the Ross Dinning Hall.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST
- Recommended and supported the changing of the cultural requirement formerly known as AAL
- Recommended and supported the implementation and the continuation of the Pass/D/Fail system
- Recommended and supported the creation of a cultural center, now known as the Anderson Freeman Center
- Recommended and supported the implementation of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program
- Recommended and supported the integration of JusTalks into all First Year Seminars
- Brought the Cafe Cart to BiHall and the Cafe to the Mahaney Center for the Arts
- Brought the printers to both Proctor and LaForce Lounge