Student Organization Liaison
The student organization liaison is responsible for deliberating student organization concerns pertaining to the new student organization application process using personal experiences in attending different student organizations and holding leadership positions. As such, potential applicants must have held or are holding a total of at least two executive board positions in two separate organizations. The student organization liaison is responsible for providing insight into how potential student organizations will be integrated into existing student organizations and the campus community. The liaison should be prepared to participate in Student Organization Review Board meetings. Lastly, potential applicants must not hold any other official role within SA government.
Secretary of Alumni & Advancement
The Secretary of Alumni and Advancement is tasked with maintaining relationships with alumni relations organizations such as the Greene Center Alumni Relations Team and the Student Alumni Ambassador Program. The Secretary of Alumni and Advancement is also responsible for leading any projects related to bettering the relationship between SA and alumni. Other responsibilities include managing the SA Government Alumni Facebook Page, LinkedIn and managing the Meliora Collective. It also includes participating in weekly executive board meetings as well as frequent meetings with the Alumni Relations and Advancement Department.
Secretary of Community Engagement
The Secretary of Community Engagement works with relevant University departments to engage the Greater Rochester community and facilitate a stronger relationship between the students at the University of Rochester and the residents of the City of Rochester. Experience in community service work, social justice, or any relationship with the Rochester community is preferred but not required.
Secretary of Public Relations
The Secretary of Public Relations publicizes and promotes the activities and accomplishments of the Students’ Association Government through a variety of mechanisms, as directed by the President, as well as the rest of the executive board, the Secretary of Public Relations also encourages and organizes feedback from the student body, and manages all members of the Public Relations Team.
Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff is responsible for assisting the President and Vice President in scheduling meetings between the Secretaries and Administrators, programming SA Government events, organizing and creating the SA Government Annual Report, and assisting the Parliamentarian in implementing legislation.
Chair of DEI
The Chair of the newly created Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is responsible for gathering information and deliberating on issues affecting minority students and populations on campus. The Chair will follow the roles and responsibilities listed out for the previous Minority Student Affairs Liaison role and will also be tasked with leading a committee responsible for reviewing these concerns and maintaining communication with the applicable university departments to bring attention to these important topics within SA.
Chair of ISAC
The Chair of the International Student Affairs Committee is responsible for gathering information and deliberating on issues affecting international students. The Chair is responsible for reviewing these concerns and maintaining communication with the applicable university departments related to international students, as well as fostering a place of communication and inclusivity for the international student community within SA.
Chair of Academic Affairs
The Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for gathering information and deliberating on student educational concerns. The Chair is responsible for being the primary liaison between SA and administrators/departments. This includes the Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering, Office of the Registrar, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, College Center for Advising Services, Greene Center for Career Education and Connections, River Campus Libraries, Center for Education Abroad, and any other related department. The Chair should also bring attention to the various resources offered on campus, and how students can better access them. The Chair should review concerns on how certain resources or academic policies affect students, and bring light to these topics to SA and administration.
Chair of Campus Life Committee
The Chair of the Campus Life Committee is responsible for gathering and deliberating on student concerns pertaining to aspects of campus/ student life here at the university. Relevant areas of responsibility include but are not limited to dining, facilities, health services, transportation, etc. The Chair is responsible for reviewing these concerns and maintaining communication with the applicable university departments related to any and all campus life concerns.
Fall 2022 Elections Coordinator
The Fall Elections Coordinator is in charge of facilitating SA Government Elections during the fall semester for the incoming first-year class. To ensure this happens smoothly, the coordinator is responsible for communicating website and ballot adjustments to IT, keeping an open line of communication with candidates, producing marketing materials alongside the Secretary of Public Relations, and planning large events or information meetings throughout the election cycle.
The Parliamentarian is responsible for being a resource to all members of the SA government on the structure of the government, and the content of the governing documents. They are in charge of maintaining the SA Google Drive, the Style Guide, and all governing documents, uploading them to the drive and updating any governing documents that may be altered by passed legislation. When the Elections and Rules Committee is active, the Parliamentarian serves as its chair. Additionally, the Parliamentarian reviews all legislation before steering meetings and works with its sponsors to ensure compatibility with the Style Guide, as well as to ensure the language is as effective as possible. Where inconsistencies with governing documents arise, the Parliamentarian works with senators to resolve them. Finally, the Parliamentarian assists with training on legislation-drafting and the basic Robert’s Rules of Order used during Senate meetings.
The Deputy Speaker directly coordinates with the current Speaker of the Senate. Some of the responsibilities of the deputy entail writing and publishing minutes, which serve as a compact, informational document of what occurs in our weekly Senate meetings (8 p.m. Mondays), as well as taking attendance and tracking vote counts. The Deputy Speaker also acts as both the virtual EMS contact and business manager for the Legislative Branch of SA Gov. Other responsibilities include attending a weekly steering meeting, meeting with administration, and other tasks to the benefit of running Senate as effectively as possible.