Student Governance & Councils

Class Councils

  • Class of 2015
  • Class of 2016
  • Class of 2017
  • Class of 2018

Office Locations: SGA Office, 150 Boylston St., Room L152

Freshman Class Council

Freshman Class Council meets weekly to develop a class constitution, plan programs, learn about getting involved at Emerson, and to prepare for leadership positions. Students interested in running for class office their first year must participate in and successfully complete the FCC program. All first-year students are encouraged to participate!


The Residence Hall Association represents, and is composed of, members of the four Hall Councils. RHA works in conjunction with the individual Hall Councils to sponsor campus-wide programs and work toward the improvement of the residential environment. These activities have included day trips to New York City, weekend trips to Washington, D.C., outdoor adventure excursions, and educational speakers. RHA participates in NACURH, the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.

All residential students are invited to attend and participate in RHA meetings. Voting members are selected from the elected representatives from the four Hall Councils.

Office Location: Housing and Residence Life; 617-824-8620


The Student Government Association (SGA) was formed to "establish an effective student government, represent student interests, establish and facilitate all student organizations, act as a liaison between the student body, the administration, and the Board of Trustees, and promote and protect the rights of the students…"

In coordination with the Office of the Dean of Students, the SGA allocates and monitors funds to student organizations and plans and executes student activities and programs for the campus. It also actively states the needs and protects the rights of the student body. Elections are held every spring to fill positions for the next academic year. Any full-time enrolled undergraduate student who meets the candidate criteria is encouraged to run.

Office Location: 150 Boylston St., Room L152; 617-824-8686;