Run for Student Government!

KCC will be holding special elections for our Student Government Association (SGA) on Thursday, September 22nd at 3pm.

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.

Positions Available – Please see duties and responsibilities for each role below:
- Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) – 1 position
- Senator (6 positions)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Must have a minimum of 6 credits and be matriculated
  • First semester students are not eligible to run or hold Student Government positions

ALL STUDENT GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM: https://forms.gle/s5u7ddjv6zFi1szN6 *Nominations will still be accepted on September 22nd at the time of Elections.

Not eligible to run but still want to participate? COME AND VOTE for the students who will represent YOU on September 22nd!

Duties and Responsibilities:

Vice President for Student Affairs

As a Member of the Student Government Cabinet:

  1. Maintain a minimum of four (4) published, open office hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  1. Each officer’s open hour schedule shall be published in all SGA offices no later than the second Friday of each semester. 
  2. During open hours, officers are expected to be present in their designated office or be available to address student concerns.
  3. Officers may use time during open hours to work on other tasks or assignments, however priority must be given to students seeking assistance.
  4. No more than three officers may hold official open hours at the same time, except in the case of makeup hours, as defined below.
  5. Time spent in official SGA meetings (General Body or Cabinet) shall not count toward open hours.
  6. Open hours for the CAB Chair shall be held in the CAB office, and time spent in official CAB meetings shall not count toward the CAB Chair’s open hour expectation.
  7. Each officer may miss up to eight (8) scheduled open hours per semester without penalty. 
    1. After missing more than eight (8) open hours, makeup hours must be scheduled to occur within two (2) weeks.
    2. Makeup hours must be posted at least twenty-hour (24) hours before they occur.
    3. Failure to reschedule missed hours in excess of the eight allowed within the two-week window shall be considered valid grounds for impeachment.
  1. Attend weekly Cabinet , bi-weekly General Body meetings, and special meetings scheduled within the guidelines set forth in Article IX.3.c.ii. 
  1. Cabinet members shall be allowed one unexcused absence from Cabinet meetings AND one unexcused absence from General Body meetings each semester. A second unexcused absence from either shall be considered valid grounds for impeachment.
  2. Cabinet members shall be allowed two excused absences from Cabinet meetings AND two excused absences from General Body meetings each semester. A third excused absence from either shall be considered valid grounds for impeachment.
  3. Absences may be excused at the President’s discretion, provided permission is requested in writing at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance.
      1. In personal emergency situations, the President may retroactively excuse an absence, provided the absent officer makes contact as soon as reasonably possible. 

 Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA)

  1. Address concerns and issues related to student services and the out-of-class experience on campus.
  2. Meet regularly with the KCC Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee).
  3. Serve as chair of Student Activities Committee.
  4. Serve as the primary liaison between student organizations and Student Government.
  5. Serve as a standing member of the College Council and KCC Association.

Duties of Senators

All Senators shall be charged with upholding the KCC SGA Constitution, representing the best interests of their constituents, and representing KCC SGA at campus events where such presence is requested or deemed necessary. The duties of the individual Senators shall be as follows:

  1. All Senators
    1. Maintain a minimum of three (3) published, open office hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters.
      1. The Speaker of the Senate shall maintain a minimum of four (4) open office hours per week.
      2. Each Senator’s open hour schedule shall be published in all SGA offices no later than the second Friday of each semester. 
      3. During open hours, Senators are expected to be present in their designated location and available to address student concerns.
      4. Senators may use time during open hours to work on other tasks or assignments, however priority must be given to students seeking assistance.
      5. No more than three Senators may hold official open hours at the same time, except in the case of makeup hours, as defined below.
      6. Time spent in official SGA meetings (General Body or Senate) shall not count toward open hours.
      7. Each Senator may miss up to six (6) scheduled open hours per semester without penalty. 
        1. After missing more than six (6) open hours, makeup hours must be scheduled to occur within two (2) weeks.
        2. Makeup hours must be posted at least twenty-hour (24) hours before they occur.
        3. Failure to reschedule missed hours in excess of the six allowed within the two-week window shall be considered valid grounds for impeachment.
    2. Attend Senate and General Body meetings each week.
        1. Senators shall be allowed one unexcused absence from Senate meetings AND one unexcused absence from General Body meetings each semester. A second unexcused absence from either shall be considered valid grounds for impeachment.
        2. Senators shall be allowed two excused absences from Senate meetings AND two excused absences from General Body meetings each semester. A third excused absence from either shall be considered valid grounds for impeachment.
        3. Absences may be excused at the Speaker of the Senate’s discretion, provided permission is requested in writing at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance.
      1. In personal emergency situations, the Speaker may retroactively excuse an absence, provided the absent officer makes contact as soon as reasonably possible. 
    1. Sit on SGA, KCC, and CUNY boards, councils, or committees requiring student participation, as appointed or elected by the President, Cabinet, or Senate per the pertinent governing documents.
    2. Serve as SGA liaison to the Chair, faculty, and students of one or more academic departments.