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Student Government Association

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Our Mission

The Student Government Association, as part of the greater academic representative voice of the student body, serves as the deliberate and consultative body vested with the power to advocate for students’ rights, needs, interests, and welfare. The Student Government Association advocates for students at all University levels including, but not limited to, the Board of Trustees, the President of the University, the Provost, the Dean of Students, the Faculty Senate, the administrative offices of the University, and the general public. 


The Chapman University Student Government Association (SGA) is comprised of an Executive Council, a Senate containing 17 elected student representatives, a Judicial Branch, and various support staff. Each position maintains, upholds, and advocates for a specific constituency within the Chapman student population. Click below to learn more about the different roles in SGA! 

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities for each position, please refer to our Operating Documents.

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Operating Documents

The SGA Operating Documents outline all rules in which the organization follows. They explain the structure and responsibilities of all members of SGA and are the basis of the organization's operations. The operating documents are constantly being reviewed and revised to better serve the student body. 

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The student activity fee paid by Chapman undergraduate students provides the funds necessary for SGA to properly serve the student body. Our budget is utilized by student organizations, campus departments, individual undergraduate students, as well as put towards campus-wide projects that aim to enrich the Chapman experience for all.  

For more information regarding our financial operations, please visit how to apply for SGA funding.