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Student Government Association

At McDaniel, student input is highly valued and strongly encouraged. The Student Government Association (SGA) is the central coordinating body that serves to promote the general welfare of the student body and to express a student voice in the affairs of the College. Members of the SGA include the Executive Board, Cabinet Members, and Senators. The Executive Board leads the SGA and is elected by the student body in the spring for the upcoming school year.


Students in North Village.

Elected Representatives

Because it is impossible for College leadership to speak to every student on campus, the elected board members of the SGA serve as important representation of the student body at large. By working closely with college leadership and Trustees, SGA members hone their own leadership skills and influence the future of the college.

Serving on the Student Government Association's executive board also demonstrates significant responsibility and leadership experience for future employers or graduate school admission committees.

Students in Hoover Library.

Students at the Table Student Trustee Members Envisioning Our Future

The McDaniel College Board of Trustees provides oversight to the college and makes strategic decisions related to the future of the institution. As part of the college's commitment to student input, each year two students (typically at least one representative from the Student Government Association) represent the student body as Student Trustees. This empowers elected student representatives to be part of the institutional decision-making at the very highest level. 

Keishan Dempsey, 2023 SGA vice president

"Becoming SGA vice president [took me totally by surprise], because it was not something I specifically went for, but once I got the position, I fell right into it and it was just like I was meant for the role."