Student Senate

student senateStudent Senate Membership

All students (full & part-time) who register for classes pay a mandatory student activity fee. When you pay your activity fee, you automatically become a member of the Student Association.

As a member, you have the right to run for or elect representatives to the governing body of the Student Association, the Student Senate.

The Student Senate is responsible for appropriating activity fees, chartering clubs and organizations, and acting on behalf of the Student Association's best interest. In short, the Student Senate is your representative voice on campus. You are strongly encouraged to attend Senate meetings and/or bring your concerns to the attention of any Senate members.

 

Student Senate Elections

Elections will be held in April 2014. Exact dates to be determined and will be posted in the Spring 2014 Activities Calendar.

Eligibility for Elections

Students interested in participating in the Student Senate should first contact the Student Activities Office of their respectice campus. All first year students must be registered for a minimum of six credits to be eligible to run for the position of Student Senator. All returning students must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits and have a semester grade point average and cumulative quality point average (CQPA) of a 2.00 by the end of the semester preceding the election.

Students interested in running for the positions of President, Vice President or Treasurer must have completed the aforementioned requirements and have accumulated a minimum of twenty-four credits prior to assuming office.

For those interested in the position of Secretary, you must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits and fulfill the aforementioned requirements. (The president, vice president, treasurer and secretary are voted on within the Student Senate.)

Senate Meetings

Middletown Campus:

Weekly at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays, in the Shepard Student Center Cafeteria, Senate Meeting Room. Meetings are open to all students - Come and share your opinion!

Newburgh Campus:

Weekly at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays, in the Tower Building, Meeting Room B15. Meetings are open to all students - Come and share your opinion!

Contacting the Senate

Middletown Campus:

The Senate meeting room and office are located in the George F. Shepard Student Center Cafeteria. If you wish to contact the Senate via phone, please call (845) 341-4076. Letters or messages may be left at the Student Activities Office, where all Senate and club mailboxes are located.

Newburgh Campus:

The Senate meeting room and office are located in the basement of the Tower Building within the Student Activities Office. If you wish to contact the Senate via phone, please call (845) 775-2806. Letters or messages may be left at the Senate Office in Tower Building, Student Activities, Room B11 or at the Senate mailbox.

Contact:
Middletown:
Shepard Student Center
(845) 341-4065

Newburgh:
Tower Building
Cafeteria
(845) 341-9544

Director:
Steve Harpst