Student Senate

Student 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

September 8, 9 & 10

Middletown Campus
Shepard Student Center
Information Desk, 2nd Floor
Monday & Tuesday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Newburgh Campus
Tower Building
Student Activities Office
Monday & Tuesday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Students may vote in person at these locations and times or by smart phone. A link to the ballot will be provided prior to the elections. This is your chance to vote for the students who want to represent you.
Exercise your right to vote! If you are interested in running for the Student Senate, stop by the Student
Activities Office and pick up a Petition. Petitions are due by 9/4/14 at 12 p.m. to the Student Activities
Office. (Middletown and Newburgh Campuses)

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 Student Senate Fall 2014 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