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Student Government, Inc
SGI membership consists of an Executive Board, elected Representatives, and appointed Committee Chairs. The Executive Board, which is elected by the entire student body, is made up of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Senior Senator, Junior Senator, and Sophomore Senator. There are forty two (42) elected representatives - two full time undergraduate students from each class within each college. These representatives are responsible for communicating the concerns and needs of students from the class that they represent. Lastly the committees of SGI provide the students of St. John’s University with programs and services. There are ten (10) standing committees of SGI, all with a chair and two co-chairs.
Not only does Student Government, Inc. represent YOU, it is also responsible for the coordination and regulation of the undergraduate student activities and organizations on campus; while allocating funds from the Student Activity Fee to various student organizations, SGI committees & College representative programming, student development projects as well as community building, service-focused and social activities.
Student Government Inc.’s meetings are open to all interested parties where many topics vital to the future of student activities and organizations at St. John’s are discussed in an open forum and voted on by the floor of Student Government. Please note that all meetings and events are subject to change. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Student Government, Inc., located on the second floor of the D'Angelo Center, Room 215 call (718) 990-1587.
2013 - 2014 Executive Board: Queens Campus
Xu Feng Yu
2012 - 2013 Executive Board: Queens Campus
Elaine Vasquez Jorge
The SGI College Representatives are two undergraduate full-time students from each class within each college (42 total). They are elected by the students of their respective classes, and are responsible for communicating the concerns of the class group they represent, and working toward developing solutions with administration and faculty, addressing these concerns. They are the voting members of the SGI floor, charged with the responsibility of approving: all budgetary spending, new or re-activated organizations as well as participating in their respective SGI committees.
Senior Representatives/ 5th Year Pharmacy
|Matthew John Hagan||TCBemail@example.com|
|Arya Matthew||PHM -5th firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daan Chen||PHM -5th email@example.com|
|Patrick Louie Robles||SJCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Huong (Anna) Phan||SOEemail@example.com|
|Nicholas Daniel Amster||SOEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
CPS: The College of Professional Studies
PHM: The School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
SOE: The School of Education
SJC: St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
TCB: The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The Committees of SGI provide you – the student – with programs and services, and is regulated by the elected Executive Board. The chairpersons and co-chairs are appointed by the Executive Board and approved by the floor of Student Government.
Academic Affairs Committee
Charles Onyewuchi, Chair
Shanna Gikonyo, Jordan Starks & Meghan Stevens, Co-Chairs
The Academic Affairs Committee is primarily concerned with students’ academic needs, problems, and procedures. In conjunction with the Faculty Councils of the five undergraduate colleges, the committee addresses questions ranging from curriculum and graduation requirements to grading options and academic fairness. Each year, the committee is responsible for Academic Forums, the Who’s Who Among College Students selection process, Meeting of the Minds Dinner, and the Professor of the Year selection process. The committee also represents SGI in selecting speakers for the Academic Lecture Series and facilitates academic focus groups within the student body.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Bri Murphy, Chair
Brittany Sakson & Jheryl Wilson, Co-Chairs
The Budget Committee handles organizations’ special allocation funding requests, and thorough review, recommends all allocations to the elected representatives of Student Government, Inc. The chairs of this committee are also members of the Inter-Greek Budget Committee and the Cultural Budget Committee.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Jenkins, Chair
Mike Dodson & Liane Robinson, Co-Chairs
Coordinated under the supervision of the Department of Student Life, the Elections Committee organizes and facilitates all elections of Student Government, Inc. including Freshman Representative Elections in the fall semester, as well as Executive Board and College Representative Elections in the spring semester.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Events Review Committee
Simi Ogunsanwo, Chair
Ajia Eberhart & Emily Marte, Co-Chairs
The Events Review Committee is an integral bridge between the organizations committee and the budget committee. With the assistance of SGI members, this committee attends and evaluates the quality of programs funded by SGI. Their analysis is essential in assisting with making future recommendations as to the direction of SGI funding for student organizations & University-wide events.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Benavides, Chair
Tatiana Leiva, Audrey Prieto,& Najwa Sobti, Co-Chairs
Besides regulating established organizations’ activities on campus, the Organizations Committee handles the formation of new organizations by making recommendations of applications for the power to organize, permanent recognition of organizations, and reactivation of lapsed organizations. Responsibilities also include monthly Organizational Congress meetings, allocation of organizational space, and the Organizations Banquet in the spring.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Public Relations Committee
Allie Napoli, Chair
Brandon Prescott, Alex Riccio & Cait Shannon, Co-Chairs
The Public Relations Committee is the primary body for the dissemination of information concerning Student Government, Inc. Responsibilities include the Spring Activities Fair, SGI recruitment, suggestion boxes, approval of organizational publicity, and allocation of advertising space in the Torch to SGI and all organizations.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Development Committee
Dan Breseea, Chair
Andrea Bazemore & Candy Pina, Co-Chairs
Assisting with the information and surveying of students is the principle charge of this committee. Throughout the year, this committee produces and compiles several surveys through St. John’s Central and other means to gauge student opinions and morale. The data gathered plays an integral role in enabling proposals to be made to the Administration and Executive Board, of the direction of change and improvements that the student body demands and needs.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
School Spirit Committee
Christian Schwoyer, Chair
Maggie Gander, Moriah Camp & Melanie CheungSeeKit, Co-Chairs
Promotion of School Spirit throughout the University is the responsibility of this committee. School Spirit, through the Redzone Student Section, is there to support the athletic programs of St. John’s, help with the coordination of Homecoming activities, and plan away trips to out-of-town games. The committee is responsible for the promotion of season tickets as well as organizing game day giveaways, as well as pre-game and post-game social activities such as barbeques.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Affairs Committee
Morgan Wright, Emily Bargabos & Monet Zaccarelli, Chair
Molly Dies, Caitlin Lopes, Wayne Bryce & Christy John, Co-Chairs
This committee is responsible for the coordination and execution of all marquee events of SGI. These events include the Winter Carnival, Relay for Life, and the various other charitable projects and activities. This committee will work with the other members of SGI to help with events such as Family Grad Dinner, Awards Nights, and all other SGI events.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Student Services Committee
John Marchi, Chair
Doralyn DeDios & John Kenny, Co-Chairs
Keeping in touch with the needs of the general student along with the internal needs of SGI are the responsibilities of the Student Services Committee. Working with the Research and Development committee, they identify student concerns, conduct appropriate research on the subject, and work with SGI to propose solutions to the Administration. This committee will also coordinate the SGI Monthly Focus program.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations can register for a table through OrgSync or by calling Ext 5400.
- Fall 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Organization Congress Dates
Note:All meetings are 3:00 PM
|Fall 2011||Location||Spring 2012||Location|
|Monday, Sept 19 ( M) |
Monday, Oct 17 (M)
Monday, Nov 14 (M)
|DAC 416ABC |
|Monday, Feb 13 (M) |
Monday, March 19 (M)
Monday, April 16 (M)
SGI Floor Meetings Dates
Note:All meetings are 5:00 PM
|Fall 2011||Location||Spring 2012||Location|
Monday, Sept 12 (M)
|Monday, Jan 23 (M) |
Monday, Feb 6 (M)
Wednesday, Feb 22 (R)
Monday, March 5 (M)
Thursday, March 22 (R)
Monday, April 2 (M)
Thursday, April 19 (R)
SGI Budget Committee Meeting Dates
Note: All meetings are 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, in the Student Government Office
|Fall 2011||Spring 2012|
|September 19 (M) |
October 3 (M)
October 17 (M)
October 31 (M)
November 14 (M)
November 28 (M)
|January 30 (M)|
February 13 (M)
February 27 (M)
March 5 (M)
March 26 (M)
April 11 (W)
April 23 (M)*
*E-Board Decision on SA/Conv./Speaker.
CAB, InterGreek Budget Committee & Cultural Budget Committee meetings dates are available upon request. Please call Ext 6488 for more details.
NOTE: Meeting details are subject to change. Please call (718) 990-1587 or visit the OrgSync website to confirm all dates, times and locations.
Getting involved in SGI can be anything from helping out at a School Spirit Committee BBQ, to voicing one’s concern at a SGI meeting, or running for an elected position to represent your peers. By getting involved in SGI you can accomplish your goals as well as the goals of your fellow students.
There are quite a few ways to get involved with SGI:
- E-mail us at email@example.com and let us know that you are interested in joining SGI. You can also feel free to call us at (718)-990-1587 or stop by the SGI Office located in the University Center, Room 39.
- Check out our Committees page to find a specific committee that you would like to join!
- Represent your college as a class representative. Check out the College Representatives page for a complete list of current vacancies.
- Start your SGI career early! Freshmen Representative elections are held in October.
What is Student Government?
Student Government Inc. is the parent organization of all undergraduate student organizations on campus. S.G.I. is also the channel of communications from students to administration. Meetings are open to all interested parties where many topics vital to the future of student activities and organizations at St. John’s are brought to the floor to be discussed on an open forum and voted on by the floor of Student Government. S.G.I is comprised of a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, three senators (sophomore, junior, senior), two student representatives from each class within each school and committee chairs (Academic Affairs, Budget, Research and Development, School Spirit, Elections, Public Relations, Organizations Events Review.)
What are the requirements to become a member of Student Government?
The following are highlights of requirements described more fully in the constitution of Student Government Inc.:
- Each representative is required to complete a minimum of six hours for Student Government per month.
- Representatives are required to attend Faculty Council Meetings.
- Representatives are required to do one office hour per week.
- Each representative must join and work with at least one of the Student Government, Inc. committees by the 4th week of their elected term.
To be eligible to vote in this year's Student Government, Inc. Executive Board and Senatorial Elections, the student must meet the requirement below:
- Full-Time/Part-Time, Queens campus, Undergraduate student
- Full-Time/Part-Time, Queens campus, Undergraduate students living in the Manhattan and Staten Island Campus
Monday, March 18th
|Tuesday, March 19th|
08:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Location: D’Angelo Center Foyer|
|Monday, March 18th 08:30 AM - Tuesday March 19th, 2:30PM|
Voting Online Instructions
- When you click to vote, you'll be asked to enter your Username and Password. (your username is your STJ Computer USER LOGIN ID [e.g. jsmit225]; your password is your 8 digit ID# on the front of your StormCard [e.g. 91234567])
- After entering your Username and Password, click "Login."
- Click on the box next to the candidates name to make your choice.
- You are required to vote for all positions contested, but each position you vote for can only have one selection for the vote to count.
- To record your votes, click on the green "Vote" button at the end of the process.
- To view/print a Confirmation receipt of your ballot, click on "View Receipt for Student Government, Inc. Executive Board Elections 2013 Ballot."
- You may sign out at any time by clicking the "Sign Out" tab. Once you click the green "Vote" button, you cannot sign back in.
If you don't have access to a computer, please go to the Poll Voting stations at the designated Time and Location mentioned above. If you have questions or have any problems logging on, please contact the Student Government Elections 2012 Representative by calling (718) 990-1587 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Make sure to have your StormCard ID number available when calling.
Welcome to the Student Government Inc. 2013 Executive Board Elections
Platforms, representing the candidates:
For more information on the candidates, view their profiles by clicking on the names below.
2012-13 SGI Executive Board Candidates
|President||Elizabeth Sheehan||FUEL WINNER|
|Elaine Vasquez Jorge||S.A.I.L.|
|Vice President||Margaret Gander||FUEL|
|Mark Anthony Benavides||S.A.I.L. WINNER|
|Treasurer||Emily Bargabos||FUEL WINNER|
|Secretary||Oscar Diaz||FUEL WINNER|
|Senior Senator||Johann Kerr||FUEL WINNER|
|Junior Senator||Jennifer Rankin||FUEL WINNER|
|Sophomore Senator||Michael Yu||FUEL WINNER|