Student Representation in College Governance
Students have the opportunity to represent the student body on the college Senate and its standing committees. Center alumni student associations, with the guidance of a center or program administrator, select student representatives and alternates. A student must be enrolled during the term of service and may be elected to two consecutive two-year terms.
Students in College Governance:
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) acts on behalf of students in the review and recommendation of all matters of concern to students. The Student Affairs Committee has a faculty or staff representative and student representative from each center. Visit the SAC web site at www.esc.edu/SAC.
Additionally, one student representative is selected to serve on each of the following committees: college Senate, the Educational Technology Committee and the Graduate Studies Committee. Centers rotate representation for these committees, with one exception; the student representative to the Educational Technology Committee is selected from the student members of the Student Affairs Committee.
The Senate and standing committees meet three or four times a year. Meetings are held during the week, and, except for rare occasions, the meetings are one day long. Student representatives’ travel costs are supported by the student activity fee.
SUNY Student Assembly:
Each SUNY campus has an elected student representative to the SUNY Student Assembly. This governance body represents the interests of SUNY students statewide. The Student Affairs Committee selects the Empire State College representative to the SUNY Student Assembly.