Founded nearly two decades ago and recognized in 2003 by the City of Boston as an effective means of advocacy for college-age students in the Greater Boston Area (GBA), the Boston Intercollegiate Government is a non-partisan, student-led governance organization that represents over 60,000 undergraduates in the GBA. Through intercollegiate collaboration, BIG hosts student-centered civic engagement events and  leads advocacy initiatives on local, state, and federal levels.

Missed our most recent event?

BIG Debates: Newton City Council Special Election

The Boston Intercollegiate Government hosted a virtual debate for the Newton City Council Special Election candidates on Monday, March 1. Bryan Barash, Tarik Lucas, David Micley, John Oliver & Madeline Ranalli discussed their visions for Newton and how they plan to address the challenges facing members of the Newton community.

Below you will find a recording of the event.



In the Spring of 2020, BIG member institutions ratified a new charter and bylaws to reflect the needs of student governance in the 21st century. Learn more about our rules and mission.


BIG's advocacy initiatives are divided among four standing committees: Governmental Affairs, Intercollegiate Affairs, Public Relations, and Rules. Learn more about our committee operations.


BIG is managed by representatives from each of our member institutions. Learn more about the work that they are doing on behalf of GBA students.

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