Student Governance and Communication

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the Mount Mercy student body and serves as the umbrella organization for other campus recognized student organizations. It is the official voice of the student in Mount Mercy governance. Membership is open to all Mount Mercy undergraduate students, and SGA members serve on institution-wide committees and provide students’ viewpoints to faculty and staff. Officers are eager to hear from all students and to assist them in every way possible. The SGA office is located in the University Center and can be reached at sga@mustangs.mtmercy.edu.

Recognized student clubs and organizations are overseen by SGA. For Mount Mercy policies pertaining to them, go to the SGA website at www.mtmercy.edu/student-goverment-association.

Student Newspaper

The Mount Mercy Times is a key source of information about campus events and issues. A student staff is responsible for writing, editing, advertising, and business management of the bi-weekly newspaper, available most Thursdays during Spring and Fall semesters, and once during Winter term. The Times office is located in the Lower Busse Center. If you have ideas for a Times article, you can email the editor at times@mtmercy.edu. In addition to the newspaper, the Times produces a website – http://times.mtmercy.edu/ – with “Times TV” news reports, photo galleries and other exclusive content.

Tunnel Talk

Tunnel Talk e-newsletter is sent each Tuesday during the academic year, except during break periods. It provides weekly information on events and activities by campus organizations, as well as important notices from academic offices. Items for publication should be submitted by 3 p.m. the Monday prior to distribution. Submissions can be sent to the Office of Marketing & Communications via CampusCommunications@mtmercy.edu. Be sure to use the subject line “Tunnel Talk Submission.”

Campus Email Communication

Requests to email all Mount Mercy students are coordinated through the Office of Communications & Marketing, and are sent at the discretion of the Assistant Vice President for Communications & Marketing. The first priority is for all students to submit event information to Tunnel Talk. If extenuating circumstances exist, the information will be considered for an all-student email. Please email your short text (1-2 sentences) to campuscommunications@mtmercy.edu. Please note that email is subject to editing for length, style, consistency and clarity.