The Student Government Association is the principal vehicle of student governance and student event programming for the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the School of Nursing (SN). It serves as a liaison between the student body and the administration of The College of New Rochelle, promoting the highest standards of academic excellence and quality of life for all students enrolled in those schools.
The SGA oversees a number of student clubs and organizations that meet a variety of student interests. They include performing arts, culture and politics, student publications, science and service organizations. In addition, each undergraduate class of the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Nursing has an executive board responsible for planning and implementing traditional class events.
Furthermore, SAS and undergraduate SN students also serve as Senators, representing students in their respective schools, on the College Senate. The College Senate is the principal vehicle of participatory College governance under the President and the Board of Trustees.
The SGA has hosted leadership speakers, “Brain Breaks” for students before final exams, and family-oriented activities during Family Weekend
. The SGA has also sponsored off campus trips to Medieval Times in New Jersey, a Maya Angelou speaking engagement at Pace University, environmental education events at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, and a host of other fun and educational activities!
The SGA is always open to new programming ideas and welcomes students to contact them with their suggestions. The SGA may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
. As the College community embraces wellness with the opening of our new Wellness Center, new initiatives for the SGA this year will center around educating individuals on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
Clubs and Organizations
Faculty and professional staff members may serve as advisors to the clubs and organizations within the SGA. Advisors may be recommended by the Office of Student Development or the Vice President for Student Services or the club/organization representatives may select their own advisor. Advisors serve as liaison between the students and Student Development. They motivate and encourage the students to creatively program, support the group’s goals and objectives and ensure that the group follows college policies.
The SGA Executive Board consists of five elected members: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Programming Coordinator. In addition, there are two appointed members of the SGA Executive Board: Publicity Manager and Student Leadership Development Fund Coordinator.
In addition, each recognized club/organization has an executive board.