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Student Government Association


Why SGA is Important?

Student Government is THE student voice on campus. Joining SGA is an opportunity to represent your fellow students, create change on campus, and gain valuable leadership and networking skills for the future. Plan events, start traditions, advocate for KCC students, and create opportunities for your fellow students to take ownership of their experience. Full details are available in the KCC SGA Constitution, through KCC SGA or the Office of Student Life.

Students do not need to run for an SGA position to run for KCC College Council and/or the KCC Judicial Affairs Committee. Elected SGA members automatically serve on KCC College Council, and the Judicial Affairs Committee.

College Council 

The College Council is the governing body of all of KCC. If elected to sit on the College Council, students will have the opportunity to meet with Faculty and Staff to discuss issues that affect the campus as a whole. The College Council is run by the President of the college and meets as a large group twice a semester. Sub‐committees meet as needed in between general meetings. The sub‐committees include Strategic Planning & Budget Committee, Steering Committee, Curriculum Committee, Legislative Committee, Instructional Committee, Committee of Students, and Committee on Committees. All 7 members of the cabinet, as well as the 8 senators receiving the most votes in the senator election will sit on College Council. The remaining 5 student seats on the Council are open to an at‐large election. 

Judicial Affairs Committee 

Students who are elected on to the Judicial Affairs Committee will work closely with the campus Judicial Affairs Officer. They will be asked to review cases where students have allegation charges brought against them that are a breach of the Henderson Rules to Maintain Public Order or the Campus Code of Conduct. This committee meets to review cases and provides students the chance to have a fair hearing by a jury of their peers. Eight (8) students will be selected to serve as members of the Judicial Affairs Committee.

What are the requirements to run for office? 

All students that are interested in running for a position must be in good standing with the College: you must not have a judicial record and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Presidents are required to have a 2.5 GPA (as per CUNY Board of Trustees, June 2001). First semester students are NOT eligible to run for or hold Student Government positions. Students must also carry a minimum of 6 credits and be matriculated to be eligible for a position. Requirements are verified each semester, and any student not meeting the academic, judicial, or enrollment requirements shall be considered ineligible and will be removed from the designated position.

What is the time commitment?

Being a member of Student Government is a big responsibility. As an officer, you will be expected to hold office hours each week in order to perform council‐ related duties and be available for students with concerns. Depending on your position, you may also be a member of other committees or boards on campus as well (i.e. Association Board, Auxiliary Board, Food Service, Bookstore, Technology Fee, Athletics, and/or Non‐Athletic Competition, etc.). Officers should expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week on SGA duties, while Senators should expect to spend 5‐7 hours per week (inclusive of scheduled office hours). Members must attend their respective meetings, held as follows. ALL members attend General Body meetings. 

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If you have any questions regarding this process, email the Office of Student Life at


Student Government Association