The Student Government Association (SGA) is a student body dedicated to serving the collective interests of the Bridgewater State University community, preparing the community for effective living in a democratic society, advocating for the students' rights and needs, and encouraging self-reliance in the Association's search for truth and justice. The Student Government Association of Bridgewater State University was founded in order to fulfill the following purposes: • To provide the means whereby the members of the Student Body may express themselves effectively in the programs of the University, which directly affect their intellectual, social, economic, physical, and spiritual welfare. • To promote better citizenship by developing and promoting student responsibility and by providing practice in democratic living. • To coordinate and regulate the activities of student organizations for the benefit of the entire educational community. • To fairly distribute and oversee the mandatory Student Support Fee. • To provide meaningful social and educational co-curricular programs through SGA funded groups and organizations, in addition to our own programming.