Welcome to the Bryn Mawr College Self-Government Association website!
Students united to form the Bryn Mawr College Self-Government Association in 1892. The College became the first institution of higher education in the United States to give students responsibility not only for enforcing rules of behavior upon themselves, but also for deciding what those rules should be. Today, most Bryn Mawr students and graduates cite self-government as one of the most valuable parts of a Bryn Mawr education.
The two primary institutions of student self-government at Bryn Mawr are the Self-Government Association (SGA), to which every student belongs, and the Honor Code, a set of principles stressing personal integrity and mutual respect to which all students agree to adhere.