Welcome to the

Student Government Association

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Greetings Minutemen,


My name is Anthony Vitale and I will be continuing as your SGA President for the 2017-2018 academic year! I would like to wish you all success this semester, and also a warm welcome to all new students.


Also please explore the new SGA website, which includes information on our organization, projects, and members. Furthermore, if you have any questions or projects you would like for us to work on please email me at sgapresident@umass.edu or visit our office located at 420 Student Union.



Anthony D. Vitale

SGA President  

Run for Office!

The nomination period is now open for all Senate seats, the positions of President & Vice President, and Student Trustee. 

For more detailed information, please see our Elections page.

Or get started by viewing the nomination packet.

Packet is due on February 13th by 5pm. You can turn it in at the SGA office in 420 Student Union anytime before then.


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Latest News

Senate Takes Issue with Dining’s Lunar New Year

February 7, 2018

Amherst, MA — On Monday, Senate voted to endorse the following letter, directed toward the Director of Residential Dining Services Auxiliary Enterprises. The letter was cosponsored by Vice Chair Esther Oh, the Academic Oversight Committee, the Social Justice Empowerment Committee, and 41 cultural RSOs on campus. —- The University of Massachusetts Amherst prides itself on…

SGA Supports PVTA’s Efforts to Incorporate Zero Emission Electric Vehicles

February 7, 2018

Amherst, MA  — The University of Massachusetts Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved a resolution and letter signed by SGA President Anthony Vitale to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission encouraging the incorporation of more zero emission electric vehicles into the PVTA fleet. The PVTA has three electric buses deployed…

iClicker Lending System is Now Open

January 24, 2018

The Academic Oversight Committee has created an iClicker lending program to assist low-income students on campus. They are calling on students to donate used iClickers in exchange for a voucher for a free shake at Sweets & More. Donations will be collected throughout the semester in the SGA Office (420 Student Union). The iClickers can…

“Sustainability Slammer” Set For January 30

January 23, 2018

Secretary of Sustainability Ainsley Brosnan is organizing an event that brings all on-campus sustainability groups together in one room. She invites any eco-friendly students to “come hang out with the coolest people on campus and work with us as we fight to make UMass a more sustainable campus.” The event will take place on Tuesday, January…

Spring Elections are coming up!

January 23, 2018

Elections for Senate (2019, 2020, and 2021), President/Vice President, and Student Trustee are almost upon us. Spring elections this year will adhere to the following schedule: -Nominations: February 6-February 13 -Candidate Meetings: February 16 and February 17 -Campaigning: Allowed after attendance of either Candidate Meeting -Voting: February 20-February 23 Click here for more information.

Open Senate Seats

January 19, 2018

Due to turnover between semesters, there are currently open Senate seats in all 4 graduating classes! Positions will be filled by interview with the Outreach and Development Committee. If interested, email sgaoutreach@umass.edu with your name and class. Also email sgaoutreach@umass.edu with any questions.

Student Union Referendum Passed

January 19, 2018

In a special referendum regarding funding of a new Student Union, the vote passed 1246-1012. The voting began on December 4th and ran through December 7th. With votes from nearly 10% of the undergraduate student body, the verdict determined that students were willing to accept a temporary $100 increase in the Student Activities Trust Fund fee…

Calling all cultural RSOs and groups on campus

January 18, 2018

Calling all cultural RSOs and groups on campus! Join us in a celebration. Contact sgaoutreach@umass.edu to learn more on how you can participate in this event.

Looking To Form a New RSO?

September 8, 2017

LOOKING TO FORM A NEW RSO? Info Sessions will be held in the SGA Office (420 Student Union) on the following dates:   9/12/17 (Tuesday) (12:30pm-1:00pm) 9/15/17 (Friday) (3:30pm-4:00pm) 9/19/16 (Tuesday) (12:30pm-1:00pm) 9/22/16 (Friday) (3:30pm-4:00pm) 9/26/17 (Tuesday) (12:30pm-1:00pm) 9/29/16 (Friday) (3:30pm-4:00pm) 10/3/17 (Tuesday) (12:30pm-1:00pm)   Attendance at 1 meeting is MANDATORY for all applications.

Open Senate Seats for Class of 2020, 2019, and 2018

September 2, 2017

Looking to get involved? We have open Senate seats to fill ASAP.     Open Senate Seats: Class of 2018 – 1 Class of 2019 -4 Class of 2020 -2   Process: Email sgaoutreach@umass.edu with your name and class. Interview with the Outreach and Development Committee.

Upcoming Events

  1. Spring Election Voting Opens

    February 20
  2. Multicultural Festival

    February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Spring Election Voting Ends

    February 23
  4. Senate Meeting

    February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Senate Meeting

    March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Senate Meeting

    March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm