Student Life Services

About the SGA

The Student Government Association, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation which is student-run. SGA includes different services to meet the needs of the undergraduate student body. This includes, but is not limited to, organizing student programming, housing 100+ organizations, and promoting student advocacy. The SGA charters all student-run organizations on campus, and funds the majority of campus activities. These events range from music concerts, theatrical events, publications, and cultural awareness events.

History

The SGA was formed in 1925 as the "Student Council" and became a non-profit organization in 1934 known as the "Student Government Association." The SGA is independent from the university and is composed of three separate but equal bodies: the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial branches.

Through the SGA

You can make a difference on your campus community. Becoming involved in the SGA provides you with the chance to create the changes you want to see on campus. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with members of the MSU Administration, as well as many inspiring and knowledgeable student leaders who will become great colleagues and life-long friends.

Join the Movement

The SGA holds its weekly meetings at 3:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons. Each undergraduate student pays a Student Government fee on their tuition bill, which goes to the funding of events, activities, and services provided by the SGA and the organizations under the SGA that benefit all students. Stop by the SGA office (Student Center Annex 103) for more imformation!

The Executive Branch is composed of four executive officers who also serve as the Trustees of the SGA corporate structure. Executive Board members are elected each spring and serve a one-year term from June 1st to May 31st. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be brought to the attention of the Executive Board. Offices are located in Student Center Annex, room 103.

The Legislative Branch represents the student body within the SGA. The legislative branch writes and votes on the bills that support and assist the 13,000 undergraduates they represent.
Legislative Petitions can be picked up from the SGA office SC 103, and must be signed by 150 MSU undergraduates and returned to the mailbox of the SGA Vice President.
 
The Justice Branch is the SGA’s judicial system. The Justice Branch is responsible for interpreting the SGA’s statutes and bylaws. Those interested in being a Justice should see the SGA President for more information.

SLAM is the Student Government Programming Board for program activity planning. Student Life At Montclair organizes events such as Montclairfest, Winterball, Spring Bash, Homecoming, and Spring Week. The SLAM office is in Student Center Annex 117.

The Cabinet consists of students who serve as liaisons between the SGA and various University Departments. They assist the SGA President in matters involving the student body and the MSU Administration.
Cabinet Interest Packets can be picked up from the SGA office and be returned to the SGA President.
 

Meet the Organizations

SGA houses over 100 organizations. Each organization hosts a variety of campus programming and is open to any undergraduate student.

SGA Offers

  • Free Fax
  •  5¢ Copies
  • Free Yearbooks
  • Lamination
  • Free Condoms
  • Stamps for Sale
  • Free Notary Services
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Free Hot Chocolate and Tea

Contact Us

Student Center Annex 103
Phone: (973) 655-4202

Office Administrator: Betty DeRose
derosee@mail.montclair.edu
(973) 655-7930

Student Organizations
http://www.montclair.edu/SGA
Programming Board
Located at the Student Center Annex, Room 177 (973-655-4478). This board provides students withlarge scale annual programs like: concernt, a Winter Ball dance and a Spring Bash dance, the LaCampana yearbook publications and activities for welcome week, homecoming and spring week.

Assist
ASSIST raises money for local and national charities, as well as hosts bi-monthly coffee houses in the Student Center Rathskellar. The coffee houses feature and open mic, free coffee and snacks, and raffles.

Class One Organizations of the SGA
Class One Organizations are open to all Montclair State undergraduates. They provide programming and/or cultural events for the entire student body. These organizations are allotted a yearly budget proposed by the SGA President and approved by the Student Government Association Legislature, and have offices located on the first floor of the Student Center Annex.

Class 1 Concerts (C1C)
Located at the Student Center Annex, Room 117 (973-655-4478). Class One Concerts offers Montclair State students a variety of concerts. All shows are arranged exclusively by students providing them the opportunity to learn and participate in all aspects of concert production. If you love music, C1C is for you.

College Life Union Board (CLUB) Service
CLUB sponsors social, cultural, and educational activities on campus. Movies, trips, parties, lectures, comedians and other activities are planned each semester, as well as the annual Winter and Spring Balls, Homecoming and Spring Week. If you are excited about getting involved in all aspects of college life…CLUB is for you.

Honor Societies
http://www.montclair.edu/csam/current-students/honorsocieties/
Here is a comprehensive list of Honor Societies listed by colleges/schools and then subsequently by their respective departments.

International Student Organization
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 120, (973-655-5386). The goal of the ISO is to promote better understanding, communication and interaction between people of all nations and cultures represented at Montclair State University.

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 100 (973-655-4440). LASO exposes the college community to Latin American influences in the arts, literature, history, Latino issues and cuisine by sponsoring various events such as: lectures, dances, and Latin Month, thereby accenting the MSU campus with the opportunities to have a better understanding of the Latin American culture.

Montclarion (Montclair State University's newspaper)
http://www.montclair.edu/orgs/Montclarion/
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 113 (973-655-5169). The weekly newspaper keeps the university community abreast of campus news, local events and news of other colleges. Students gain experience in the areas of news, editing, layout, typesetting, and advertising. All undergraduates are eligible for staff positions.

Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU)
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 119 (973-655-4198). OSAU exposes all students to a positive social, cultural, and educational impact of the Black experience. In addition to sponsoring cultural activities, OSAU also sponsors KITABU, a library on black culture (located in their office), KWANZAA, Choir, Black History Month and also a student-produced newsletter.

Players
http://www.montclair.edu/orgs/Players/
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 111 (973-655-5159). Players is a theatrical organization that gives students, acting majors as well as non-acting majors, the opportunity to participate in every phase of play production. Among the productions that Players presents are one acts and full-scale shows and musicals.

WMSC-FM
http://wmscradio.com/
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 110 (973-655-7466). WMSC-FM is the student-run radio station located in the Student Center Annex. We're at 90.3 on the FM dial, playing "The Best New Music you can't hear anywhere else." If you ever wanted to learn about the inner workings of radio, or even wanted to become an on-air DJ, then this is an opportunity you just can't miss! Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. Just drop in and join!
Request Line (973) 655-4256. Excellent opportunity for Broadcasting, Communications, and/or Music majors!

Student Organizations of the SGA
Programming Board
Located at the Student Center Annex, Room 117 (973-655-4478). This Board provides students with large scale annual programs like: concerts, a Winter Ball dance, a Spring Bash dance, La Campana yearbook publications, activities for welcome week, homecoming, and spring week.
http://www.montclairsga.org/organizations

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
http://www.montclair.edu/SGA
Programming Board
Located at the Student Center Annex, Room 177 (973-655-4478). This board provides students withlarge scale annual programs like: concernt, a Winter Ball dance and a Spring Bash dance, the LaCampana yearbook publications and activities for welcome week, homecoming and spring week.

ASSIST
ASSIST raises money for local and national charities, as well as hosts bi-monthly coffee houses in the Student Center Rathskellar. The coffee houses feature and open mic, free coffee and snacks, and raffles.

CLASS ONE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE SGA
Class One Organizations are open to all MSU undergraduates. They provide programming and/or cultural events for the entire student body. These organizations are allotted a yearly budget proposed by the SGA President and approved by the Student Government Association Legislature, and have offices located on the first floor of the Student Center Annex.

CLASS I CONCERTS (C1C)
Located at the Student Center Annex, Room 117 (973-655-4478). Class One Concerts offers MSU students a variety of concerts. All shows are arranged exclusively by students providing them the opportunity to learn and participate in all aspects of concert production. If you love music, C1C is for you.

COLLEGE LIFE UNION BOARD (CLUB) SERVICE
CLUB sponsors social, cultural, and educational activities on campus. Movies, trips, parties, lectures, comedians and other activities are planned each semester, as well as the annual Winter and Spring Balls, Homecoming and Spring Week. If you are excited about getting involved in all aspects of college life…CLUB is for you.

HONOR SOCIETIES
http://www.montclair.edu/deanstudents/handbook/undergraduate/honor_societies.doc
Here is a comprehensive list of Honor Societies listed by colleges/schools and then subsequently by their respective departments.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 120, (973-655-5386). The goal of the ISO is to promote better understanding, communication and interaction between people of all nations and cultures represented at Montclair State University.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION (LASO)
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 100 (973-655-4440). LASO exposes the college community to Latin American influences in the arts, literature, history, Latino issues and cuisine by sponsoring various events such as: lectures, dances, and Latin Month, thereby accenting the MSU campus with the opportunities to have a better understanding of the Latin American culture.

MONTCLARION (MSU's NEWSPAPER)
http://www.montclair.edu/orgs/Montclarion/
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 113 (973-655-5169). The weekly newspaper keeps the university community abreast of campus news, local events and news of other colleges. Students gain experience in the areas of news, editing, layout, typesetting, and advertising. All undergraduates are eligible for staff positions.

ORGANIZATION OF STUDENTS FOR AFRICAN UNITY (OSAU)
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 119 (973-655-4198). OSAU exposes all students to a positive social, cultural, and educational impact of the Black experience. In addition to sponsoring cultural activities, OSAU also sponsors KITABU, a library on black culture (located in their office), KWANZAA, Choir, Black History Month and also a student-produced newsletter.

PLAYERS
http://www.montclair.edu/orgs/Players/
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 111 (973-655-5159). Players is a theatrical organization that gives students, acting majors as well as non-acting majors, the opportunity to participate in every phase of play production. Among the productions that Players presents are one acts and full-scale shows and musicals.

WMSC-FM
http://wmscradio.com/
Located in the Student Center Annex, Room 110 (973-655-7466). WMSC-FM is the student-run radio station located in the Student Center Annex. We're at 90.3 on the FM dial, playing "The Best New Music you can't hear anywhere else." If you ever wanted to learn about the inner workings of radio, or even wanted to become an on-air DJ, then this is an opportunity you just can't miss! Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. Just drop in and join!
Request Line (973) 655-4256. Excellent opportunity for Broadcasting, Communications, and/or Music majors!

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS OF THE SGA
Programming Board
Located at the Student Center Annex, Room 117 (973-655-4478). This Board provides students with large scale annual programs like: concerts, a Winter Ball dance, a Spring Bash dance, La Campana yearbook publications, activities for welcome week, homecoming, and spring week.

http://www.montclairsga.org/organizations