The Student Government Association consists of 4-5 executive members and 13 senators, nominated by the student body.
The purpose of the Student Government Association, as stated in their constitution, is to develop responsible student leadership and to acknowledge the opportunity and obligation of students to participate in addressing student and institutional concerns. Members sponsor beneficial student activities and organizations, stimulate communication and cooperation among students, faculty and administration, encourage accountability to the policies and the Anabaptist values fundamental to the University and foster community and strive to make improvements in all areas of University life.
A leader among faith-based, liberal arts universities since 1917, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, service to others and social justice to students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. EMU educates undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary students to serve and lead in a global context from the main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; the site in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and online. The EMU experience challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice and life-changing cross-cultural encounter.