Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the parent organization to all student clubs and organizations on campus. Its primary purpose is to sponsor events and organizations that meet the needs of students and address student concerns. Through the proceeds from the Student Activity Fee, SGA funds clubs and organizations in which membership is open to all students of the College.

The leadership of the SGA is elected annually through a campus-wide student vote. Students are elected in accordance with SGA bylaws to serve in the positions of:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President for Clubs and Organizations
  • Vice President for Public Relations
  • Vice President for Large Scale Programming and Operations
  • Vice President for Business and Finance
  • Vice President for Series Programming and Initiatives
  • Secretary
  • 1 Senator for each academic department
  • 6 commuter senators
  • 2 residential senators
  • Senior Class Representative
  • Junior Class Representative
  • Sophomore Class Representative
  • Freshman Class Representative

Contacting the SGA

The SGA Office is located on the third floor of the Student Union and can be reached at (516) 876-6975. Additionally, information on forming a club, association by-laws, and more can be found the on the SGA website.

SGA Candidacy Application

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Message from SGA President

Welcome to the State University of New York College at Old Westbury! We are excited to welcome our new- incoming students and returning students for another successful year at Old Westbury. The Student Government Association is the umbrella organization for all campus recognized clubs and organizations. Our joint goals are to sponsor events and organizations that meet the needs of students; and advocate on issues affecting the campus community.

In April of 2018, I was honored to be elected to the Student Government Association as President for the academic year of 2018 through 2019. May 21st, 2018 marked the first day of my term as President. Since then, I have made changes for the betterment of the campus community. The creation of the Campus Activities Board under my administration will provide extended resources and funding for student activities and club programming. This transition will allow the Student Government Association to focus specific attention to advocacy and the Campus Activities Board to programming. The Campus Activities Board is tasked with the primary focus of student programming. The Board will also focus on four specific categories which are all led by four new positions the Chairperson for Late Night Programming/ Weekend Activities, the Chairperson for Recreational Sports, the Chairperson for Special Events, and Chairperson for Advertising. The Campus Activities Board has my utmost confidence in promoting the needs of the student population.

Moreover, while we make strides in student programming we match our success in advocacy. In my tenure, student participation has increased in over twenty- five College- Wide Committees. This year I have the pleasure of participating in the first-ever “Listening and Learning Tour.” The “Listening and Learning Tour” will provide the SGA with the opportunity to meet with the administrators, faculty, staff and students to learn the issues facing our institution, and collectively search for solutions. This year we have a terrific schedule of events aimed at showcasing the interests and viewpoints of the students of this campus community. We look forward to seeing you at our events.

Lastly, our office is located in the Student Union Suite 309, come visit us and learn more about the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board.

Sincerely,

Evan Rufrano

Student Government Association, President