The Rutgers College Governing Association (RCGA) is the elected student government of Rutgers College and is composed of the president and vice president and representatives from each class, as well as fraternities, sororities, residence life, and the Off-Campus Student Association. RCGA members serve as a link between students and the administration and are often cast in the roles of advocates on behalf of student concerns. Members serve on various standing, ad-hoc, and campuswide committees charged by the college or university administration to assist in the governance of the university. The standing committees of the RCGA are the executive committee and committees on university affairs, operations, cultural affairs, elections, legislative affairs, and public relations. Active and responsible members gain knowledge of how the university works on all levels, and serve Rutgers College students by answering questions and solving problems. Elections for president, class representative, and university senators are held each spring. Elections for representative to the first-year class are held in the fall.
The RCGA Allocation Committee is an arm of the RCGA and is responsible for distributing a portion of the activity fee to Rutgers College student organizations. In addition, the committee serves as a resource for organizations on budget management and program planning. Members of the allocation committee assist the Office of Student Involvement in providing workshops for organization treasurers and others on program and budget management.