The Student Senate Scholarship

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the longest standing open forum on campus. SGA consists of a 75 member Legislature and eight member Executive Council. The Executive Council is selected annually through a campus election held in the spring. The Legislature is made up of elected representative students from each Class and Residence Hall, Commuters, Multicultural Representation, Community Relations/Fundraising Representative and Representatives at large.

The function of the Student Government Association is to represent student interests within all academic and social aspects of the university community. SGA maintains representation on the university governance committees in which students, faculty and administrators work together to evaluate the university curriculum and create university policies and standards.

SGA also helps to sponsor campus events and activities to enhance student life through allocations from the Student Senate Trust Fund (which is made up of the Student Activities Fee). SGA maintains a great emphasis on programming for students during the week and on weekends through the Campus Activities Board. The Campus Activities Board is open to all students regardless of SGA standing.

Our committees in SGA have a reputation in the Westfield community for helpful and sincere volunteer work. It is a continuous and never ending goal of SGA to help the student body maintain a healthy relationship with the surrounding community.

SGA’s purpose is so diverse that there is something for everyone. No matter what your major is or what your interests are, SGA is right for you! SGA provides an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard by the faculty and administration. Your participation in SGA will help you learn valuable skills in leadership and teamwork as well as being a great way to meet new people. Don’t sit by and watch things happen – get involved!


“I am so truly grateful to have been selected to receive this wonderful scholarship. I love my community and will continue to play an active role in it, as I greatly enjoy it and I also love helping others.”
-Julia Lahaie ’18, Movement Science

“As the Vice President of Finance for the 2018-19 academic year, I hope that I can continue to make an impact and push for positive change on campus. I truly appreciate the continued support of the Student Senate Scholarship for Westfield State University and the students.”
-Thalita Neves ’21, Criminal Justice