Welcome to Student Government of America

The SGA Model U.S. Congress is the first college student focused educational simulation for American Government. Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Princeton offer Model Congresses for high school students. The SGA Model Congress allows student to walk a mile in their Congress member’s shoes. They serve on the model committees of their member, with students from the congressional district’s of other committee members in the actual U.S. Congress.

The Student Government of America (SGA) Model U.S. Congress is developed on the same concept as the Model United Nations or Model U.N. Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. In the SGA Model US Congress college students model representation of a particular Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate.

Both allow students an opportunity to learn by doing. Like the Model United Nations, the SGA Model U.S. Congress involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. In the future, as an extracurricular activity, some schools may offer model U.S. Congress as a class in the same way some offer Model UN as a class.

Students need to research the actual member of Congress to prepare for the SGA Model Congress. What are the hot issues being deliberated in real time? What has been the position of their member? Does the student delegation and or leader agree or disagree? Based on research, what position will you take? Students will craft bills, debate with colleagues, and ultimately engage in civic participation by walking a mile in the shoes of a member of Congress.