The Middlebury Student Government Association (SGA) aims to accurately and equitably represent student voices and concerns on important issues. It also serves as the vehicle through which students can actively participate in the formulation of institutional policy affecting student life at Middlebury. We make student appointments to student-, joint student/faculty-, and trustee-councils and committees. We also allocate student activities fees and enable student organizations to receive funding and operate over the course of the year. The SGA has and continues to serve and represent the student body, and is committed to listening to students and implementing effective, long-lasting change.
The SGA has been representing the interests of the student body for decades. From academic matters for distribution requirements and MiddCourses to student well-being regarding menstrual equity and Break Buses to social matters regarding support for students of color on campus and creation of an intercultural center to financial well-being regarding SALT and funding of student organizations and more, the 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 or by perusing our online archives.
The SGA is comprised of 2 major bodies: The Senate and The Cabinet. The Senate is an elected body of 17 students representing different constituencies—there are 8 Class Senators, 2 Feb Senators, and 5 Commons Senators. The Student Co-Chair of Community Council and the SGA President are elected by the entire student body and serve on the Senate. The Senate discusses concerns of students and passes legislation enacting initiatives or stating the opinion of the student body. The Cabinet is a group of students appointed by the SGA President that works with student committees, implements Senate legislation, spearheads their own initiatives, and direct Cabinet Committees.