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Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the officially recognized voice of students at Bismarck State College. Elected representatives of the student body work with BSC administration to meet student needs. SGA serves on a variety of committees and represents students at the meetings of the North Dakota Student Association. Members participate in and lead service projects and help at campus activities. They are the designated body to oversee SGA fee collection and distribution. Be a part of the campus experience through a legacy at SGA. For more information, see below.

Contact: 701-224-5635
Email: bsc.sga@bismarckstate.edu
Advisors: Cassandra Perman 701-224-5460
Weekly Senate Meetings: Wednesdays at 3:10 p.m. in the Student Union Alumni Room
Social Media: 
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Upcoming News and Info

The Communications Committee will write monthly newsletters which we will display around campus and post here.

October '22   November '22  December '22  January '23  February '23  March '23

April '23
  May '23  August '23  September '23  October '23  November '23

 

Current Officers

Our newly elected upperclassmen senators for the 2023-2024 academic year are:
  • Mia Thinnes
  • Aissata Soumare
  • Mitch Fisher
  • Jesus Aguirre
  • Gracie Muggli
  • Christopher Torres
  • Truman Knutson
  • Kenna Mutschelknaus
President: Gracie Muggli
Vice President: Mitch Fisher
Secretary/Treasurer: Mia Thinnes
Communications Chair: Kenna Mutschelknaus
Student Affairs Chair: Blaize Morris
NDSA Head Delegate: Kade Langemo

Open Upperclassman seats: 2
Open Freshman seats: 6

SGA Membership

  • Senators: There are a total of 18 senators: 9 for upperclassmen and 9 for freshmen. Any student enrolled in at least one BSC course and maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is eligible to stand for election. Senators represent the student body at weekly SGA Senate meetings, hold weekly office hours, and participate in committees to address the concerns of students and achieve changes to campus.
  • Student Representative: The biggest advantage of the Student Representative position is the smaller time commitment. While normal senators need to commit to approximately 3 – 6 hours per week, the Student Reps need only commit to 1 – 2 hours per week. They will be part of a committee and attend a senate meeting once per month (instead of weekly). While they will not have voting rights in the Senate, they will still be able to voice any concerns, thoughts, or suggestions and help their assigned committee with projects and tasks that help us improve the student experience on the BSC campus.
  • NDSA Head Delegate: The NDSA Head Delegate organizes a delegation to participate in monthly North Dakota Student Association (NDSA) meetings which take place at various college campuses across the state. This office also works with the SGA Advisor to host an annual NDSA meeting at BSC.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer must be a senator who has been at BSC for at least one full semester prior to taking office. The Secretary/Treasurer's role is to report the financial balances of SGA to the Senate - and to record the minutes of all meetings.
  • Vice-President: The Vice-President's primary role is to assist the President in carrying out their duties, especially in the President's absence.
  • President: The President must be a full-time BSC student senator who has been at BSC for at least one full semester before taking office. The President serves as the official representative of SGA and its administrative head, presides over Senate and Executive Board meetings, is a voting delegate to the NDSA, and is responsible for answering requests for information about SGA. The President is in regular communication with the SGA Advisor and BSC faculty and staff, including the president and vice presidents of the college.

Senate Agendas & Minutes

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of SGA’s agendas and/or minutes, please email us at bsc.sga@bismarckstate.edu or call at 701-224-6535.