The Student Government Association (SGA) gives Lyon students a voice in shaping institutional priorities. Students present their ideas, opinions, and concerns and become involved in the development of college policies. Through its budgetary resources, the SGA has a direct influence upon the quality of
campus life by providing programs, co-sponsoring others, and appropriating funds to support various student initiatives in strengthening the quality of campus life.
The four executive officers of the SGA–the president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer–are elected by a vote of the student body. The SGA officers, along with elected representatives of all campus residences, commuter students, and elected representatives of each class make up the Student Assembly, a student organization responsible for legislating issues of student life and an important element in the College governance system.
Every student admitted to Lyon is a member of the SGA. Students are encouraged to vote in elections and to convey their opinions and concerns to their representatives, who work with the administration to plan activities and strengthen student life at the College. The Constitution and by-laws of the SGA are in the Student Handbook.