Student Government

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The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body. Its purpose is improving the quality of life for all students and it is the nucleus of student clubs, organizations and committees. All students are members of the Student Government Association (SGA) and are encouraged to be active in its governing boards. Student involvement is critical to SGA's success in understanding and meeting student needs.

The SGA currently sponsors and funds more than 20 different clubs and organizations, and we encourage students to propose new programs. Feel free to contact an SGA Executive Board member for more information on forming a new club or organization!

The SGA, working in conjunction with Student Activities, designs and implements programs, activities and events that help to meet the social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the student community. The SGA Executive Board oversees these initiatives.

2014-2015 SGA Executive Board

SGA President
Ethan Rettew

Vice President of the Senate
Jimmy Riley

Vice President of Academic Senate
Allyson Allard

Vice President of Clubs and Organizations
Rachel Pelletier

Vice President of Campus Activities Board
Tym Meserve

Executive Secretary
Hannah Hebert

Business Manager
Izaak Mills

Interhall President
Matt Hanson

Commuter President
Greg Durgin

President, Class of 2015
Doe Leckie

President, Class of 2016
Brett O'Kelly

President, Class of 2017
Alyssa Vrotracoe

President, Class of 2018
Kelly Leimer

The SGA Executive Board is advised by Director of Student Activities.
The Executive Board meets every Monday at 7am in the Sister Mary Kneeland Conference Room.

Student Senate

Student Senate, which is facilitated by the Vice President of the Senate, is comprised of 20 student Senators that are elected in the fall semester of each year. Senate has two standing committees that discuss issues surrounding  Food and Student Life. Senate meet with food service department on a regular basis as well as provide programs for the students to enjoy throughout the year. Students are encouraged to attend Senate meetings to voice their opinions.

Contact the VP of Student Senate with your questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Clubs and Organizations

SGA sponsors over 20 active clubs and organizations on campus. FMI, check out our student clubs page.

There are also several Club Sports offered on campus. Information about those teams can be found on the Athletics website GoMonks.com

E-mail the VP of Clubs and Organizations with any questions, suggestions or concerns surrounding any of the clubs available, or if you are interested in starting a new club at SJC.

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) plays an integral role in the planning and coordinating of programming on campus. CAB sponsors numerous events every semester, including Bingo, Comedy on Tap Series, Sports Nights in the Chalet, Novelty Shows, Portland Concert Series and other live acts. Other great traditions for the Monks are SJC Single Out, Midnight Madness, Haunted Trails, SJC at the Red Claws and Winter Carnival.

CAB is advised by the Coordinator of Student Activities and is completely student focused. Any student wishing to get involved with the planning and operation of campus activities is encouraged to attend bi-weekly meetings, Tuesdays at 9pm in the Alfond Center Student Lounge.

E-mail Student Activities with your suggestions or concerns.

Interhall Council

Interhall Council is an organization on campus made up of members who represent their own residence hall. The council meets weekly and discusses ways in which we can improve the residence halls, and then with the approval of the advisor and the Residence Life staff, we are able to implement those ideas in order to make the halls a safer and more pleasant place to live.

Commuter Student Association

The Commuter Association is an organization for commuter students. The goal of the group is to organize social events for commuters, help keep commuters as involved on-campus as possible, and to confront commuter-related issues. The Commuter Student Association is advised by one of the Area Coordinators in Residential Life.

Class Officers

Each class has four positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) that are elected on an annual basis. Elected class officers work together and with members of SGA to sponsor activities with their class members and for the entire college community. Students are encouraged to get involved with their class activities.