Who we are

SASgov is the Student Government of the Graduate Students in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn. We're made of an Executive Board and a General Body. With the exception of the President, who presides, and the VP of Communications, who sends out the weekly emails, members of the Executive Board head the following Committees at fort-nightly General Body Meetings:

  • Policy - The Committee on Administration and Policy shall be chaired by the Vice President for Policy and is responsible for all academic and student life issues related to graduate and professional students of the School of Arts and Scineces in their life at the University. 
  • Finance - The Finance Committee shall be chaired by the Vice President for Finance and is responsible for managing the financial affairs of the General Body, including the funding for individual graduate groups and graduate programs.
  • Public Affairs - The Public Affairs Committee shall be chaired by the Vice President for Public Affairs and is responsible for marketing and public relations for the General Body as well as the coordination of academic and career development programs. The Public Affairs Committee may also grant (an) award(s) to members of the University or of the community at large who deserve SAS recognition for contributions in mentoring, teaching, etc.
  • Social - The Social Activities Committee shall be chaired by the Vice President for Social Affairs and is responsible for the coordination of social programs as well as cultural, athletic, and community service events. The Social Activities Committee shall arrange at least two (2) events per semester.