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Student government

Many of our students were active in their undergraduate institutions. Some were leaders at large public institutions and others at smaller private settings. Regardless of your history, you will have the opportunity to participate and fit in at DMU.

To meet the needs of the various programs, Student Government Associations (SGAs) are organized within each college. Each organization strives to provide an outlet for change, a place to voice issues and concerns, and a central stage for directing college-wide projects.

Each college SGA meets on a regular schedule (usually monthly) to discuss issues and activities that affect and involve students in the college. In addition, each on-campus class elects officers to serve as a voice for class issues.

College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Government Association (COM SGA)

COM SGA is comprised of elected officials representing each class, as well as an overall COM SGA President.  The elected positions include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Liaison for the first and second year classes, as well as representatives for the Master of Science in Anatomy (MSA) and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) programs.

College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Student Government Association (IPMSA)

IPMSA is comprised of elected officials representing each class, as well as an overall IPMSA President, President Elect, Secretary, and Parliamentarian.  The elected positions include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Liaison, and APMSA delegate for the first, second, and third year classes.

College of Health Sciences Student Government Association (CHS SGA)

CHS SGA is comprised of two programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Physician Assistant program (PA).  Each program has elected officials representing each class.  CHS SGA also has an overall President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, which represent the college as a whole.  The elected officials for each class include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Liaison.  DPT has officers for first, second, and third year students, and PA has officers for first and second year students.

Student committees

Council of Presidents

Comprised of Presidents and Vice Presidents from each class and college, as well as liaisons from the other four student committees.  Meets once per month to address University-wide concerns.

Student Programming Board (SPB)

Comprised of student delegates selected annually by the Director of Multicultural Affairs and the Director of Student Life.  SPB is empowered to organize and implement campus-wide programming that is inclusive of our entire student population, including community service and outreach; multicultural and diversity affairs; social events; and leadership development initiatives.

Student Professionalism Committee (SPC)

Represents students on the Student Life Council and the Faculty Student Professionalism Committee to promote and strengthen DMU’s culture of integrity.  It is comprised of one student representative from each class, whose application is annually reviewed by the Office of Student Services and the support of each academic Dean.

Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC)

Advises the Chief Information Officer on matters relating to student technology resources and use at DMU, and provides a forum for discussion of students’ technology issues and the development of recommendations.  STAC is comprised of two representatives from each on-campus class in the DO, DPM, DPT and MSPA programs.  Administrative representatives, in addition to the CIO, are the Executive Vice President and the Vice President for Student Services.

Conservation and Sustainability (CnS)

Comprised of students, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to finding ways to make DMU a “greener” campus.  CnS also identifies additional options to promote sustainability in campus operations.  The areas through which DMU supports sustainability include solid waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation and efficiency, transportation, food service, campus grounds and campus planning.