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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 University, Northeastern University, and University of Massachusetts-Boston. Since then, Wellesley College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Conservatory, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Bentley University, Emerson College, Gordon College, and University of Massachusetts-Lowell have also joined BIG. 

BIG is proud to represent the 155,000+ undergraduates from our member institutions that make significant contributions to life in the Greater Boston Area. If your institution is interested in joining BIG, please contact us at


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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.

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BIG is led by the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Committee Directors. The leadership team is responsible for executing intercollegiate programming and advocacy initiatives approved by the General Assembly, in which each BIG member institution holds two votes. Member institutions also have the right to appoint an unlimited number of non-voting staff to assist in BIG's programming and advocacy work.

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