We at RUSM believe that sound extracurricular activities enhance our students’ leadership and social skills, and augment their medical education. Dozens of professional organizations and interest groups at RUSM invite you to make friends, serve others, explore common interest, participate in athletics, and be active in campus leadership. These groups include many national organizations including the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Phi Delta Epsilon (PHiDE), American Women Surgeons (AWS), and Student National Medical Association (SNMA). We encourage you to be involved.
Student Government Association (SGA on Campus)
Prominent among these organizations is the Student Government Association (SGA). The student body elects class representatives and officers for the SGA each semester. The SGA is active in coordinating athletic events, supporting student philanthropic efforts, underwriting various student interest clubs, sponsoring and arranging social activities on campus, and bringing student concerns to the attention of the administration.
SGA Officer Qualifications
To qualify to serve in an SGA leadership position, you must be a full-time student and in good academic standing (as defined in this Student Handbook). Students who are officers in the SGA are considered leaders and role models for the student body. As such, they must meet the academic and professional standards set by the SGA constitution and approved by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs prior to being elected or appointed.
Advisors and Funding
Members of the Office of Student Affairs act as advisors to the SGA. Students are required to pay a fee (assessed with their tuition) to support the efforts of the SGA. In addition, all late registration fees and library fines go entirely to the SGA.
Clinical Student Government Association (CSGA)
CSGA will represent students in semesters 6-10 and will serve as a liaison between the Administration, Faculty and clinical student body of RUSM. CSGA will also maintain a sense of connectivity between the student body throughout clinical sciences semesters.
Student elections will be held every IMF to select the Executive and General Board: Executive Board:
CSGA Senator and Representative Qualifications
To qualify to serve in a CSGA position, you must be a full-time student in good academic standing (as defined in this Student Handbook). Students who are officers in the CSGA are considered leaders and role models for the student body. As such, they must maintain a cumulative grade point average (cGPA) above 2.6 prior to election and have no disciplinary action on record. A CSGA officer who does not meet these criteria will be asked to resign, and another student will be appointed or elected to serve.
Advisors and Administrative Council
Members of the Office of Student Affairs act as advisors to the SGA. For student inquiries regarding CSGA, contact ClinicalSGA@RossU.edu.