Though BIG was first founded in the early 2000s, it was reorganized in the Spring of 2020 by representatives from Boston College, Boston University, Emmanuel College, Harvard College, Northeastern University, and University Massachusetts-Boston. Since then, Wellesley College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Conservatory, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Bentley University have also joined BIG.
BIG is proud to represent the 60,000+ undergraduates of our member institutions that make significant contributions to life in the Greater Boston Area. If your academic institution is interested in joining BIG, please contact us at .
We, the undergraduate student governments of the colleges and universities of the Greater Boston Area (GBA), shall work on a non-partisan basis to represent the GBA student population by collaborating with one another to resolve common issues and enact positive change. To these ends, we shall encourage civic responsibility among our fellow students; advocate to city, state, and federal officials about issues concerning undergraduate students; and serve as a resource for other college and university student governments.
Our leadership team of is composed of the BIG Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee Directors.
Each of BIG's member institutions have two voting representatives in our General Assembly and may also each appoint an unlimited number of students to be non-voting BIG representatives.