Student Governance
Support the Student Governance Fund on #MaryWashDay!

The Student Governance Fund provides additional financial support to student organizations that are otherwise restricted by state funding limitations, providing a more accessible and flexible funding source for their programs. This additional funding will help UMW's student-run clubs and organizations to go above and beyond in campus programming, student development, and responding to student needs. The Finance Committee, a student-led group, disperses dollars from the Student Governance Fund to approved organizations for student activities. Organizations that will benefit from your gift to the Student Governance Fund include: 


Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association represents students to the university administration, faculty, and staff. SGA’s role is to address campus issues ranging from academic affairs to facilities and services. As the highest elected body on campus, the SGA has the duty of articulating student voices to the administration and beyond. From there, its goal is to work with the university to create solutions to common problems.


Honor Council

The Honor Council is comprised of elected representatives from each class, including graduate students. The Council ensures the integrity of the UMW Honor System by enforcing adherence and responsibility in cases such as lying, cheating, and stealing. The Honor Council maintains the community’s trust, respect and moral integrity regarding the Honor Code.

Honor is a way of life.

The Inter-Club Association (ICA)

The Inter-Club Association is responsible for regulating over 150 clubs on campus. ICA assists new clubs with their chartering process, while also advising current clubs regarding university and state policies they must follow. ICA also hosting several summits throughout the academic year to provide resources to clubs and their leadership on club operations and event planning.





Student Conduct Review Board (SCRB)

The Student Conduct Review Board is comprised of elected students from each class, and hears cases regarding infractions of the UMW Code of Conduct such as property damage and substance misuse. SCRB ensures compliance with conduct standards and encourages all university members to uphold our community values.





Off Campus Student Association (OCSA)

The Off-Campus Student Association represents the interests of the commuting and off-campus student population at UMW. OCSA develops and hosts feedback programs and offers resources for a better off-campus living experience. OCSA cultivates positive relationships with the surrounding community by participating in neighborhood events.


Mary Louise Holmes '97 Challenge for 1,908 gifts
When we reach 1,908 gifts, in honor of our founding year, Mary Louise Holmes '97 will make a gift of $5,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington. Make your gift today and help us reach 1,908 gifts to unlock an additional $5,000!
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Philo Funk Rosenfeld ’72, 3000 Gifts Challenge
When we reach our goal of 3,000 gifts on Mary Wash Giving Day, Philo Funk Rosenfeld ‘72 will make a gift of $5,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington . Make your gift today and help us reach 3,000 gifts to unlock an additional $5,000!
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Young Alumni Council New Donor Challenge
When 150 young alumni (classes of 2010-2019) make their first-ever gift to UMW, the members of the Young Alumni Council will make a $1,500 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington! Be one of the 150 to unlock this challenge!
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Class of 2020 Challenge
Vice President for Advancement and University Relations Lisa Jamison Bowling '89 is issuing a challenge to the senior class. When 100 gifts are received from members of the Class of 2020 on Mary Wash Giving Day, Lisa will give $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington.
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Class Year Leaderboard
Which class is in the lead for total number of gifts?
Participation Leaderboard
Which areas are seeing the highest participation?
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Farrell First-Time Donor Challenge
Lynne ’62 and Paul Farrell are issuing a special challenge to inspire new donors to support Mary Washington. If we receive gifts from 1,000 first-time donors on Giving Day, we will unlock the Farrells’ $10,000 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington! This is the most ambitious Giving Day goal we have ever set, and we’re counting on our new donors—alumni, parents, students, family members, faculty, staff, and friends of the University—to unlock this challenge gift! Gifts of all amounts count toward the challenge—just be sure to select "Yes" when asked if this is your first-ever gift to the University when you make your gift!
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Margaret Birch '79 New Donor Challenge
When 250 alumni make their first-ever gift to UMW, a gift of $2,500 to the Fund for Mary Washington will be unlocked from alumna Margaret Birch '79. Alumni, make your first-ever gift and help unlock an additional $2,500 for our students!
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Lee ’04 and Karli Murray ’05 Married Alumni Challenge:
When 50 gifts are received from alumni who are married to other alumni, Lee and Karli will give $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington! Married alumni, make your gift to any area to help unlock an extra $1,000 to benefit students!
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Dr. Theresa and Dr. Bill Crawley 70’s Challenge
Dr. Theresa Young Crawley ‘77 and Dr. William B. Crawley, Jr. are challenging alumni from the 1970s! If 100 alumni from the 1970s make a gift on Mary Wash Giving Day, it will unlock a $25,000 gift from the Crawleys to support scholarships at Mary Washington.  Make your gift today and help increase the impact of your gift!
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Dollars Raised Leaderboard
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Student Governance Donors
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