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BU's Community Government Association (CGA) provides an opportunity for students to govern themselves in a democratic manner.
It oversees various areas including: Community Activities, Kehr Union, University Store, the Student Recreation Center and Honeysuckle Student Apartments.
- administering the affairs
- general well-being of students under the BU jurisdiction
- seeks to establish working relationships and open lines of communication with administration, faculty and staff
Above all, CGA encourages diversity in all its efforts and seeks to encourage all constituents to become involved in the governance process.
Old Book Loan Process Eliminated!
CGA will no longer be issuing Emergency Book Loans, due to a new university program in which you are able to use excess financial aid to buy books. A new process for students to purchase textbooks and other course-related materials at the University Store using excess financial aid is now available. Students are able to seamlessly use their student ID to purchase textbooks and course-related materials, accessing extra financial aid up to $600 to cover the costs.
This textbook purchasing program replaces the CGA Emergency Book Loans. No cash back will be given.
Textbook rental program expands — Students will now find nearly half of the required textbooks available for rent under a newly expanded program at the University Store. According to Beth Christian, University Store manager, students will be able to rent 184 of the 400 books faculty have selected for summer classes through a new program with Campus Book Rentals. Under the previous system, just 20 titles would have been available for rent.
To rent a textbook, a student scans the book at a dedicated kiosk in the University Store and pays for the rental with a major credit card. Financial aid cannot be applied to textbook rentals at this time. At the end of the semester, students will return rented books to the University Store. Christian said rentals are available only at the University Store. Students may continue to purchase new and used books online or at the store. Campus Book Rentals, based in Utah, provides textbook rental services to more than 5,000 college bookstores nationwide, including Kutztown, Slippery Rock, IUP and Clarion.