Mercyhurst Student Government
Through its elected officers and senators, Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) is the voice of all students at Mercyhurst University. It is a multifunctional organization which serves the Mercyhurst University and the City of Erie communities. MSG acts as a liaison between students and the administration. MSG, in conjunction with the Campus Involvement Center, officially recognizes student clubs and organizations. All students are invited to become involved with MSG at any level by contacting an officer, senator or simply by attending an MSG meeting on Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the MSG Chambers, 2nd floor of the Student Union. All MSG meetings are open to the entire Mercyhurst Community.
The Multicultural Activities Council (MAC) and Student Activities Council (SAC) are the primary student programming organizations on campus whose function is to provide activities that will enrich the University community both socially and culturally. The councils are composed of a twelve-member executive board and an active general membership.
All students are encouraged to participate in the councils by planning events as well as by participating in activities, which are generally held on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the academic year. Some of the many activities have included tournaments, dance parties, movies, coffee houses, comedians, VIBEs, bands, hypnotists, and spirited competitions for athletic events.
Special events such as formals and fests are also held throughout the year, in conjunction with MSG. All events are published in a monthly activities calendar distributed via The Weekender. To become involved, students should call or stop by the SAC/MAC office, located on the lower level of the Student Union.
The Merciad is a student newspaper published weekly online and in print as the voice of the Mercyhurst community. It provides an opportunity for students to develop their journalistic skills and provides a forum for opinions. The Merciad has been published since 1929. Lumen, a literary magazine, is developed by students and is sponsored by the English Department.