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 the implementation of all legislation passed by the Senate. They work closely with the heads of the other SA branches as well as the Senate Committees to ensure strong success.
Meet The President
Class Year: 2016
Majors: Business and English: Literature
Hometown: Honeoye Falls, NY
Involvement on Campus: 2016 Class Council, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Antoinette is an adventurous book worm from Syracuse, NY who is too involved on campus and studies Health Policy and Economics. Although she hopes to become a surgeon one day, her love for medicine is only rivaled by her love for UR. While not jumping off waterfalls in Costa Rica or hiking through the deserts of northern Senegal, she’s also a member of the Meridian Society, GlobeMed, and Alpha Kappa Psi.
Antoinette currently serves as the Projects & Services Committee Chair for the SA Government and was a class senator before going abroad. She has also been the business manager for the 2015 Class Council for the past two years.
Meet The Vice President
Class Year: 2016
Majors: Neuroscience and Political Science
Hometown: Henrietta, NY
Involvement on Campus: Refugee Student Alliance Volunteer Group, 2016 Class Council
Stark is a political junkie from Potomac, MD studying Economics and Political Science. He is passionate about digital communications, entrepreneurship, and improving the lives of Rochester students. Stark works 10 hours a week calling alumni and asking them for money, and is currently the VP Communications of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the bassist of UR band Park Lot Shuttle.
This year, Stark is serving as the Communications & Public Relations Chair for the SA Government. His team is responsible for the SA’s $5K CHALLENGE campaign, website redesign, social media reboot, and all outreach to the student body.
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
- Read more
For the first time ever, Rush Rhees Library will be open 24 hours a day during Finals period, from...March 25, 2014
- Read more
Here’s why you should apply for our newest initiative, “Lunch with your Professor.”February 19, 2014
- Read more
On Friday, January 24th, CLUB ROCHESTER is coming to Rettner Hall. Stop by for $2 beer and $3 wine,…January 15, 2014
- Read more
1593 students voted, and we’ve got a winner. Check out which proposal will become a reality next semester.December 8, 2013
- November 27, 2013
- Read more
On Wednesday, November 13th, a group of student leaders met with Rochester Public Safety officials to discuss changes to…November 24, 2013