Organization Overview

The Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) is a student government created to enrich the lives of students attending Boston College. Its purpose is to serve on behalf of students' interests and to help cultivate an engaged and caring student community. Furthermore, the student government works to actualize the rights and responsibilities of students to the greater community, while promoting growth academically, socially, and spiritually.

The UGBC President for 2017-2018 is Akosua Achampong and the Executive Vice President is Tt King. Please feel free to email them at opokuaac@bc.edu and kingfc@bc.edu.

With that said, check our these online platforms that UGBC has created:

  • Lean On Me is a new UGBC initiative and allows students to connect with another student anonymously via text
  • PEPs enables students to write and view evaluations of their professors.

Mission Statement

The general student body of Boston College entrusts the Undergraduate Student Government of Boston College (UGBC) to serve as an advocate, a unified voice for students’ interests and a representative body to the larger Boston College community, to lead the student body by providing social, cultural, formational and educational programs and activities that expand the scope of the educational experience— by providing the most effective use of student money and effort, by informing students of issues which are their concern and to eliminate confusion about those issues, by representing the General Student Body to the surrounding community, the Board of Trustees, the President, the Administration and any other appropriate body or organization and to give input to those bodies relating to student opinion, by encouraging student participation and input; and to be more worthy of the Motto of Boston College, "Ever to Excel".

Structure

Executive Branch

  • Executive Office - The Directors for the UGBC Leadership Academy (ULA) run a freshmen-only leadership/mentorship program that focuses on student formation. The chief of staff (CoS) oversees UGBC's daily operations, acts a project manager for the organization, and reports directly to the President and Executive Vice President.
  • VPSI - Vice President for Student Initiatives oversees initiative programming that pertains to campus awareness, student life, and university-wide affairs.
  • VPDI - Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion oversees a programming board, the AHANA Leadership Council, the GLBTQ Leadership Council, and well as the Council for Students with Disabilities
  • VPSO - Vice President for Student Organizations approves new student organizations and acts as a liaison between student organizations and the administration.
  • VPCO - Vice President for Communications oversees UGBC's press relations, handles its publicity, and manages its social media accounts.
  • VPFA - Vice President for Financial Affairs manages UGBC's budget, sets funding guidelines, and works with the Student Assembly's Finance Committee to approve allocations.

Legislative Branch

  • The Executive Vice President chairs the Student Assembly (SA), which is composed of 35 popularly-elected senators.
  • The SA has seven policy committees, each with its own director.
  • The policy committees are:
    • Intersections
    • Academic Affairs
    • Conduct and Student Rights
    • Campus Improvements
    • Mental Health
    • Interpersonal Health and Wellness
    • Environmental & Sustainability

ABOUT US

Constitution

The general student body of Boston College entrusts the Undergraduate Student Government of Boston College (UGBC) to serve as an advocate, a unified voice for students' interests and a representative to the larger Boston College community, to lead the student body by providing social, cultural, formational and educational programs and activities that expand the scope of the educational experience - by providing the most effective use of student money and effort, by informing students of issues which are their concern and to eliminate confusion about those issues, by representing the General Student Body to the surrounding community, the Board of Trustees, the President, the Administration and any other appropriate body or organization and to give input to those bodies relating to student opinion, by encouraging student participation and input; and to be more worthy of the Motto of Boston College, "Ever to Excel".

In an effort to make UGBC more transparent, please take a moment to view the UGBC Consitution.

What that really means...

We’re your fellow classmates, roommates, Newton-bus riders, best friends, and even those random people you kind of think you know their names (but aren't completely sure…) and we believe the best way to show our love for Boston College is by trying to improve it.  We do this in two ways; first, by advocating for what students want and need on campus and second, by executing targeted programming that catalyzes discussion on campus about important issues.

We have a massive family-like community of over 150 members, comprised of 6 divisions, 4 councils, and a freshmen mentorship program. By being in this organization, we have access to almost every high level administrator on campus as well as the Board of Trustees, a privilege that enables us to have a more-complete understanding of the difficulties Boston College faces on a day to day basis. That being said, we certainly do not believe that the UGBC is the only mechanism of change or improvement on campus, so we are constantly looking outward to partner with outside students and clubs.

UGBC has a broad and impressive history of social change and improvement on campus - from creating and implementing TransLoc, to conceptualizing and initiating the “PULSE” program, to working to ultimately include sexual orientation in Boston College’s non-discrimination policy. We are honored to continue the legacy of UGBC, representing students the best we possibly can.