Office of the President

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

  • Antoinette Esce

    President

    Class Year: 2015
    Major: Economics, Health Policy
    Hometown: Syracuse, NY
    Involvement on Campus: Class Council, GlobeMed, Meridian Society, Alpha Kappa Psi, Teaching Assistant

 

 

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

  • David Stark

    Vice President

    Class Year: 2016
    Major: Economics, Political Science
    Hometown: Potomac, MD
    Involved in on campus: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, University Calling Center

 

 

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.

 

Our Initiatives

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

Community Engagement
& Unification

Accessibility & Priority
for Student Feedback

Grab & Go Lunches

Bagged Lunches are available for students!

Learn more about the program!

Check out Grab & Go Lunches

Evaluate & Expand Amenities in Campus Spaces

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!

 

 

Improve Summer Storage Options

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.

Printing in Dorms

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.

Increase Student Group Storage Space

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.

Student-to-Student Book Exchange

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.

Equal Card Access for All Students

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.

Flat Funding of Political Organizations

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!

 

Post Past Syllabi on CDCS

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.

Increase Transportation to Popular Off-Campus Spots

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.

Late Night Hangout

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.

 

Student-Faculty Interaction Grants

We will establish small grants (up to $250) to promote the interaction of students and professors outside of the classroom.

Strengthen Rochester Traditions

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

Expand University Communication

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.

Lunch with the Prez & VP

You can sit down for lunch with the President & Vice President!

Sign up for your lunch

 

Strategic & Quarterly Reports

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