Members of the 46th Senate following their installation at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in March 2017.

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Student Government Association


About the SGA

As the official governing body that represents the students of Duquesne University, the Student Government Association (SGA) acts as the liaison between students and the university.  Its members meet regularly with university administration and other university committees to keep them informed about student concerns and opinions.

In addition to being the single, representative voice of the students, the SGA also offers its students a wide variety of services and opportunities.

Some of the SGA's services include:

  • Having representatives from each of the Academic Schools represent their constituents' needs and concern in the Senate
  • Providing organizations with conference funding through Conference Appropriations, held once per semester
  • Granting access to the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)
  • Hosting Night of Lights
  • Funding the Loop Bus - that run on Friday and Saturday nights and travel to either 1) Oakland 2) Waterfront  and 3) South Side 
  • Provide access to academic text books through the Book Loan program at Gumberg Library
  • Assist in students filing academic grievances
  • Having your concern brought to the attention of administration
  • Host events throughout the year allowing students to share their questions/concerns
  • Maintaining a collaborative and active membership with the Pittsburgh Student Government Council (PSGC), which is a collection of Pittsburgh Universities that united to help further the voice of students in Pittsburgh 
  • Accessibility to all students who have new ideas they would like to try to see happen at Duquesne
  • Lobby for student rights, issues, and opinions to the city and state

The Student Government Association is the perfect organization in which to get involved!  There are many opportunities to take on a wide variety of leadership roles, each with different amounts of time commitment.  Even if you are not interested in assuming a leadership role, participating in the SGA will keep you up-to-date on what other student organizations are doing, what decisions and topics are affecting Duquesne students, and all the new initiatives happening on campus and in the surrounding community.


Interested in joining the SGA?

Joining the Student Government Association is really easy!  It is just a matter of expressing interest and attending an SGA Senate meeting!

Senate meetings are held every other Sunday evening at 7pm in Room 302 of the Law School.

Our meetings for the Fall 2017 semester are:

August 27th

September 10

September 24

October 8

October 22

November 5

November 26

Questions? Feel free to email us at, call at 412.396.6617, or stop by our office in Union 302!

Contact Us

Need to get a hold of us?

If you need to contact us about something, here is how you can reach us!  Let us know how we can serve you!

Phone: 412.396.6617


Office: 302 Student Union

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See what's going on in the SGA!

 Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, September 19th at 9PM in Union NiteSpot - "Talkin' Tacos" - Come chat with your student representatives and learn more about SGA!
  • Sunday, September 24th at 7PM in Law School 203 - Senate Meeting
  • Thursday, October 5th from 6PM-7:30PM - SGA-sponsored Self-Defense Class (open to females only) - Interested? Stop by our office in Union 302 to sign up!  There is a 25-person maximum, so sign up soon!
  • Thursday, October 5th at 9PM in Union NiteSpot - "Mocktails with Senators" - Enjoy various non-alcoholic mocktails and discuss your questions/concerns with SGA's members!
  • Saturday, October 7th from 11AM-3PM - Autumnfest! - Come visit the SGA table at the annual Autumnfest celebration during Homecoming!
  • Sunday, October 8th at 7PM in Law School 203 - Senate Meeting
  • Saturday, October 14th from 10AM-6PM - Fall Conference Appropriations - Visit our page on CampusLink to download the appropriate documents and turn them in for your student organization to be considered for Conference Appropriations.  Questions? Email our VP of Finance Matthew Kajfez at