What is the SUNY Student Assembly?
As the official representative organization for students at the State University of New York (SUNY), the SUNY Student Assembly (SUNY SA) brings together student leaders from all 64 SUNY campuses to advocate for the needs and concerns of students across the state. Comprised of community colleges, Agricultural and Technology Institutes, Statutory Colleges, University Colleges, and Doctoral Granting Institutions, SUNY is the largest public university system in the United States, serving over 1.2 million students each year.
Through our participation in University-wide Shared-Governance, the SUNY SA serves as a bridge between students, the Chancellor, and the University Board of Trustees, providing a forum for consultation and the exchange of information on matters that affect all SUNY students. We also serve as a communications network for campus student government leaders, connecting student voices across our diverse and expansive system.
In addition to advocating for student concerns within SUNY, the SUNY SA also works to represent the interests of SUNY students on the local, state, and federal levels. Our bi-annual conferences provide opportunities for student leaders to connect with professional contacts, including the Senior SUNY Administration and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, as well as to develop leadership skills and collaborate with their peers.
At the SUNY SA, we are dedicated to enhancing the student experience through our advocacy initiatives and by providing resources to campus student organizations. We are committed to ensuring that the voices of SUNY students are heard and represented on all levels, from the local to the national.
What is the Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee conducts all necessary business outside of the meetings of the General Assembly at our bi-annual conferences and is composed of the Executive Board, Representatives, and Executive Cabinet.
Executive Board: The Executive Board the senior leadership of the Organization is comprised of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Executive Board is elected by the General Assembly.
Representatives: Representatives are Voting Delegates on the Executive Committee. Each Delegate is elected by their campus caucus and represents different campuses within the SUNY system. Representatives keep their campus up-to-date and represent them on the Executive Committee. They also serve as a resource for campus student governments by keeping them up-to-date on the Student Assembly operations and providing opportunities at the state level for their students.
Executive Cabinet: The Executive Cabinet is appointed by the President as Non-Voting Members of the Executive Committee. The Cabinet is approved by the elected representatives on the Executive Committee. The Cabinet is comprised of Directors, Managers, and Chairs who carry out the day-to-day functions of the Student Assembly, as directed by the President and the Chief of Staff.