The IUP Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative body of undergraduate students at IUP and works to promote and enrich the welfare of all IUP students.
All members of the IUP community are welcome and invited to attend the SGA General Assembly meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room of Elkin Hall. Undergraduate students who would like to join Student Government must be elected by the SGA General Assembly. In order to be eligible for election, students are required to attend two General Assembly meetings and complete the new senator application and the new senator petition.
For more information on how SGA works, check out our governing documents: IUP Student Government Association Constitution and Bylaws.
It is the responsibility of Student Government to recognize student organizations. At IUP, all student organizations must have university recognition to reserve space on campus for events, receive a budget from the IUP Student Cooperative Association, and be affiliated with the university.
The SGA Board of Recognition oversees most of the recognition process and can help you start your student organization. Information about starting a new organization and an outline of the steps to get university recognition can be found in the new student organization outline. For help starting the process, contact SGA Chief Justice Christopher Carrington at C.A.Carrington@iup.edu.