The Undergraduate Association (UA) is MIT’s undergraduate student government. It is a representative government that acts as a liaison between students and MIT faculty, staff and administration. In this role, the UA serves as a voice for all undergraduate students. In addition, the UA serves students by providing financial and office services, advocacy, and events.
The three main bodies of the UA, namely the Cabinet, Council, and Judicial board, function as executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The UA also houses numerous committees and the class councils. Among the projects with which the UA is currently involved are: designing a new housing system, purchasing vans for the Public Service Center, and organizing Random Student Dinners.
In late September, the class of 2004 will elect its Class Council. Class Council is responsible for organizing events for the entire class, including social events, community service projects, and fundraisers, as well as promoting class unity.
For more information including upcoming meeting schedules, check out <http://web.mit.edu/ua/www> or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council consists of elected representatives from academic departments and graduate living groups. The GSC is primarily concerned with promoting the general welfare and concerns for the graduate student body, and communicating with the MIT faculty and administration on their behalf.
In particular this year’s focus will be on improving interaction between the council, graduate departments, and graduate alums. Less seriously, the GSC also sponsors many social, cultural, and athletic events throughout the entire year to help improve the quality of life for graduate students.
Association of Student Activities
The Association of Student Activities is the student-run organization that governs student activities at MIT. In addition to producing the student activities directory, the ASA exists to promote, serve, and speak for more than 300 student groups on campus.