The Purpose of the Student Government Association

The aims of higher education are to aid an individual in realizing his/her potential, and in becoming an effective member of society. The means to this end are the independence of thought, active awareness, and participation in various academic pursuits. The individual is the center of learning. Therefore, these aims have meaning only insofar as they relate to the individual. Whatever is done in the educational community must be evaluated in terms of the effect on the student and his/her learning process. The Student Government Association, as the representative of the student community, must be committed to these goals of higher education in order to justify its existence.

To assume the attainment of this purpose, the Student Government Association must assume the following responsibilities:

1. Create an atmosphere of freedom - allowing the student to move beyond the limits of traditional interests; allowing the student to be a creative and contributing individual.

2. Aid in a meaningful interpretation of the concept of the "University Community". Effective communication between members of the University Community is vital to the understanding of this concept.

3. Provide opportunities for each student to participate in activities that develop and realize potentialities.

4. Create awareness of national and international affairs and of their significance for the individual.