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Biographical/Historical note:

The Student Government Association of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was organized in 1910 as the Students' Council. In 1914, the current Student Government Association was founded as the Student Self-Government Association with the word “Self” later being dropped from the name of the organization. The Student Self-Government Association was approved by the University Board of Directors in 1915.


The Student Senate was created in 1922 and is now in its eighty-fourth legislative session. In the 2004-2005 academic year, the Constitution of the Student Government Association was revised and a bicameral legislature was set up. The current constitution was approved by the Student Body in November 2005, instituting the House of Representatives as a second legislative body.


The Student Government Association joined the Student Council of the Consolidated University of North Carolina in 1949 and in 1950 joined the National Student Association.


In its 92-year history the Student Government Association has had 91 Presidents. Dara Edelman (Class of 2005) is the only President to serve two terms. The first African-American President of the Student Government Association was Ralph Wilkerson; President Wilkerson served during the 1978-79 academic year.

Items created by this individual or group:
Item thumbnail image Procedure for Neo-Black Society Appeal
Date: March 22, 1973
By: Student Government Association
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This report from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Student Government Association (SGA) outlines the procedure for a hearing on the status of the Neo-Black Society as a recognized ...
Item thumbnail image Senate Minutes
Date: April 10, 1973
By: Student Government Association
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
The minutes of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Student Senate meeting of April 10, 1973, documents a discussion of Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson's decisions regarding the ...