Are You Ready To Be A Voice For Students?

by Patricia Myers, director of collegewide student affairs, SUNY Empire State College

January 5, 2017

SUNY Empire State College is your college!  The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) consists of 13 students and 13 staff or faculty members.  The students serve as representatives of the student body and help identify the needs and concerns of students collegewide. 

This is a way to get leadership experience, build your resume and make a difference.  Representatives who fully engage and meet all of the expectations also get a free course scholarship per year. Your travel and conference expenses are paid for as well, as long as you remain a member in good standing.

SAC is currently seeking seven new students to serve this year and 13 alternates.  Each term begins in June.  The current body elects the new students.  And you must be an active student with at least one year left before graduation.   

The Face to Face Meetings:

  • Governance Retreat (June 6-7)
  • Fall Student Conference (Nov 2-4)
  • Student Wellness Retreat (April 2018)

Other responsibilities

  • Engage in at least 1 subcommittee
  • Participate in quarterly conference calls
  • Host a student engagement mixer twice a year

Alternates may also serve on subcommittees and are encouraged to attend the face-to-face meetings.  However, unless they are filling in for a representative their travel expenses are not paid for.  It is a great way to get some experience with the committee before making a more extensive commitment.

Consider applying today 2017 SAC Student Representative Application (file 51kB)!  This is an opportunity to network and get more engaged while making a difference! 

The due date for applications is May 15, 2017 at 5PM.  You do need a professional or educational reference – so if you are interested – get started now!

Applications will be reviewed the week of May 15th by the Student Affairs Committee and elected no later than May 22, 2017.

2017 SAC Student Representative Application: 2017 SAC Student Representative Application (file 51kB)


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