There are many ways to get involved with the BSG, both by running in elections and by applying for various appointed positions. Because of the structure of the BSG, there is always a way for your voice to be heard – even if you don’t want to become a member, we’re always open to hearing the opinions of students. Weigh in on issues during public comment time in the BSG Assembly, or visit a committee meeting at any point, or simply chat with one of your representatives.
If you’d like to become a member, there are two concurrently meeting bodies that oversee the overall functioning of the BSG – the full BSG Assembly, and the Class Councils.
1. BSG Assembly: You can run for a Class Council BSG Representative position, run in a campus-wide election for an At-Large or Leadership position, or apply for an At-Large position. Watch your inbox throughout the year for campus-wide emails to find out when elections/appointments will happen. The Assembly meets every Wednesday night for about 2 hours. During these meetings, representatives update the Assembly on developments in their area and the Assembly discusses issues pertinent to the entire student body. Members are also responsible for weekly committee meetings (roughly an hour) and other time for committee initiatives.
2. Class Councils: Class Councils are elected by each class, consisting of a President, Vice President, BSG Representative and Treasurer. The Class Councils meet to plan events and programming on a weekly basis, and each position, with the exception of the appointed Community Outreach Officer, meet with a separate committee as well. Elections for the new first-year class and returning Senior class are held in late September of each year. Rising Sophomores and Juniors run in the spring of their first and sophomore years respectively.