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[huge_it_slider id=”1″] So you might have heard about SGA, but wondered what it is? What does SGA stand for, and what role does it play here at NYIT? Well we have all the answers and more information, thanks to the SGA President Nicole Soman! What is the Student Government Association? The Student Government Association, also known as SGA is an organization that provides a bridge between the student and faculty members here at NYIT. It can be considered to be the official voice of students in the academic, cultural, and social affairs on campus. The Student Government Association works with college faculty to help student’s interests and concerns come to light. How does the Student Government Association work? The executive board of SGA consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The President works directly with the Administration. The President attends Academic Senate meetings with staff and faculty from both the Manhattan and Old Westbury Campus and the President of the University to directly voice the needs of the students. The Vice President works directly with the clubs on our campus. The Vice President holds monthly House of Representative meetings to discuss matters that are happening within a club, makes sure clubs are following the university’s standards to be a recognized as a club on our campus and in charge of helping new clubs get started. The Treasurer works with the Vice President, and is in charge of the budget process for the clubs and organization on campus. The Secretary annotates the information of what happens during all the Student Government Association Meetings and House of Representative meeting, and is in charge of sending out applications to incoming senators and keeping documents in order. Each academic school is allocated up to four senators a year. Senators hold a forum once a year to hear the issues within the academic school. The Senate then reports that information to the Dean of their academic school and then reports to SGA executive board. The SGA executive board then takes this information and addresses it to the Academic Senate which consists of staff and faculty of the university. Another role of the senator is to judge budgets. They are the ones who decipher if the clubs should receive certain funds. Where is the SGA located? The SGA office is located in the Student Activity Center, known as the, “SAC.” Why Join SGA? Joining the Student Government Association is a great chance to build your leaderships skills, allow you to assist students within your school and help build a connection with the Dean of your Academic School. It is a chance to be a part of a great organization to voice the student’s needs, to make NYIT a greater institution to attend. What are YOU waiting for? Join the SGA today! Contact Nicole Soman: nsoman01@nyit.edu.

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