Student Government - Student Activities

What is Student Government?

Student government is an entity that was created to provide students the experience and training in the democratic form of the government. This group of students is charged with the duty of continuously expanding and coordinating a program of student activities, to stimulate interest and support in the development, assessment and execution of educational, social, cultural and recreational programs, to develop communication amongst students, administration and faculty. In effect, to represent the best interests of the general student body .

Student government also known as the QSA (Queensborough Student Association) Executive Board is composed of the following voting members- President, Executive Vice President, Administrative Vice President, Programming Vice President, Vice President for Evening Students, Vice President for Part-time Students and Treasurer.


SGA Constitution (PDF) opens in a new window


Student Government Association Board - Spring 2020

President - Ankush Gaba

Executive Vice President - Britney Vasconcellos

Administrative Vice President - Jacquelyn Apostolo

Treasurer - Onisa John

Programming Vice President - Juanes Burbano

Vice President-Part-Time Students - Nigelle Thomas

Vice President-Evening Students - Jaideo Singh

President Pro Tempore - Jason Bhimani

Student Government Elections 2020

Students elected to serve on Student Government represent the entire Queensborough Community College student body (which consists of approximately 14,000 students). Student Government's budget is approximately $300,000. Members of Student Government work closely with administrators, faculty, staff, and students to help insure the best interest of the Queensborough Community College student body is always kept in mind.

Position Job Description Qualifications
President

The head of Student Government is responsible for overseeing the Executive Board. Chairs weekly Board Meetings. Represents Student Government at various meetings and fuctions.

 

2.5 GPA, must have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits, must carry a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits while holding office.
Executive Vice President

Second-In-Command after the President. Responsible for chairing the Student Senate.

 

2.25 GPA, must have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits, must carry a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits while holding office.
Administrative Vice President

Responsible for Ratification Committee (which sanctions all Student Clubs). Serves as chairperson during Student Club President Meetings. Records club events.

 

2.25 GPA, must have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits, must carry a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits while holding office.
Programming Vice President Responsible for planning social, educational, and cultural programs. Chairs the Activities Program Council (APC).

2.25 GPA, must have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits, must carry a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits while holding office.

 

Treasurer

Responsible for keeping track of the SGA Budget (which is approximately $300,000). Chairs the Allocation Committee (which awards budgets to Student Clubs and Student Groups).

 

2.25 GPA, must have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits, must carry a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits while holding office, must have completed a Principles of Accounting course.
Evening Vice President Advocates for evening students. Assists in event programming as a member of the Activities Programming Council (APC).

2.25 GPA, must have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits, must carry a minimum of 6 credits/equated credits while holding office.

 

Part-Time Vice President Advocates for part-time students. Assists in event programming as a member of the Activities Programming Council (APC).

2.25 GPA, must have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated credits, must carry a minimum of 6 credits/equated credits while holding office.

 

Members of Student Government are elected into office for one year (starting July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2021)

Officer Reqirements Once In Office

  1. Must be available to serve 10 hours a week of office hours.
  2. Office hours are flexible and work around class schedules.
  3. Must attend weekly Board Meetings.
  4. Must serve as Voting Members on multiple College Committees (made up of administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
  5. Must be available during Club Hours (Wednesdays, 12:10-2:10pm)

Benefits of Student Goverment

  1. Letters of Recommendation
  2. Networking/Leadership development opportunities.
  3. Looks great on your resume/college record.
  4. A monthly stipend.
  5. Office space and free parking on campus.

 

For students interested in being part of Student Government, but can't commit to the requirements listed above, other positions worth considering are:

 

Position Job Description
Student Senator-At-Large Serves as a checks and balance for the QSA Executive Board.
Allocating Committee Responsible for approving Student Clubs with a budget.
Judicial Board Insures adherence to the QSA Constitution.
Student Faculty Disciplinary Committee Decides on disciplinary cases dealing with faculty vs. students.

 

For more informatin, please call (718) 631-6233 or email rvolel@qcc.cuny.edu

THE DEADLINE TO PICK UP AN APPLICATION IS Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Student Election Review Committee (SERC) for 2020

Mr. Stephen Atkins (ASAP)

Dr. Peter Bales (Social Sciences Department)

Dr. Peter Novick (Biological Sciences and Geology Department)

Ms. Nathalie Roopchand (Academy Advisement)

Ms. Tamara Areizaga (Full-time student representative)

Mr. Juan Morocho (Full-time student representative)

Mr. Justin Letren (Part-time student representative)

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