As the Students’ Association Chief Executives, the President and Vice President are the official representatives of the student body. They set the agenda for SA Government and are responsible for implementing of all legislation passed by the Senate. They work closely with the heads of the other branches as well as the Senate Committees to ensure strong success.
Meet the Team
Class Year: 2014
Major: Molecular Genetics
Hometown: Champaign, Illinois
Involved in on campus: Rochester Bhangra, RA
SA Vice President
Class Year: 2014
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Boston, MA
Involved in on campus: Renaissance and Global Scholars, Midnight Ramblers all-male a cappella group (tenor I), Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Meridian Society (tour guide), Mathematics Department (teaching assistant)
Accountability is the true key to effective governance.
On this page you can track our progress on platform promises and recent projects. SA Government thrives on student feedback, so we always welcome you to contact us.
Consistency & Expansion
of Student Services
Accessibility & Priority
for Student Feedback
Study spaces must be reviewed periodically to ensure that they fulfill our students’ growing needs. That’s why we walked around campus with Deans and administrators to point out the things the need improvement.Check out the Walk for Study Spaces Report!
We need to simplify the summer storage process by providing students with a resource that centralizes reliable and discounted options. That’s why we secured a 10% discount for Rochester students with Super Summer Storage.
Visit the storage webpage for more information.
For students who do not own a printer, the libraries are the only facilities with printers for general use. To alleviate this inconvenience, we will advocate for access to printing services in those dorms that are far away from the University of Rochester library.
We need to provide adequate space for our student organizations to store their equipment. In order to satisfy this demand, we will find new areas for storage beyond Ruth Merrill Center.
In an effort to save students money on textbooks, we would like to create a system that allows students to easily connect with one another to buy and sell textbooks.
We believe that all students should have access to communal spaces, regardless of where they live. Currently, students who life off-campus do not have complete access to communal spaces within residential or academic buildings.
It is our responsibility to promote the success of our student organizations. Though the Students’ Association does not fund political activity, we would like to provide flat funding for all political organizations to offset the burden of administrative costs.
We’ve allocated $60 to all political and religious groups!
Find out more!
Currently, the CDCS does not provide much of the information that would help students decide their courses. In an effort to make CDCS a more useful tool for students during the registration process, we will encourage professors to post past course syllabi.
We will work closely with Wilson Commons Student Activities to analyze the recent card reader data and advocate for necessary changes in current bus routes.
In light of the Collegetown project and other campus renovations, we will continue to support the establishment of a late night hangout spot on campus. We hope to work with the administration in advocating for a such a space that meets the needs of our student body.
We will establish small grants (up to $250) to promote the interaction of students and professors outside of the classroom.
Our university’s wealth of history tends to get lost in the rapidly changing state of our community.
We seek to promote passion for the many traditions of our campus, thereby strengthening the bonds connecting our current students to one another, to the vast network of alumni, and to all future Yellowjackets to come
We’ve noticed a lack of student communication beyond the undergraduate college.
As a university community, we would like to strengthen our ties with the Eastman Students’ Association and the Graduate Organizing Group by establishing a liaison. We hope that this collaboration will help in understanding and addressing student life related concerns across the university.
In an effort to increase transparency, communication, and feedback, we will publish concise and accessible reports summarizing the progress of our initiatives throughout the year.
News from the President
- November 27, 2013
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On Wednesday, November 13th, a group of student leaders met with Rochester Public Safety officials to discuss changes to…November 24, 2013
- November 8, 2013
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In an effort to better support all of the student groups on campus, the SA Government is instituting flat rate...September 30, 2013
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You are sitting in class like… Because all you can think about is… You want to go eat, but...September 7, 2013
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Dear Speaker Simlote, A day short of a year ago, Alina and I began serving our term as the...April 30, 2013