CSI Student Government’s mission is to advocate for the whole student body of the College of Staten Island. The Student Government serves as a liaison between the students and the faculty, staff and administration at the College of Staten Island. The 25 Student Government senators represent the interests of the student body through implementation of innovative programs, services and initiatives that enrich student lives.
There are 8 commissions that work on these missions: Academic and Student Affairs Commission, Campus Center and Student Facilities Commission, Club Commission, Students with Accessibilities and Veterans Affairs Commission, Student Services Commission, Elections Commission, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Commission, and Finance Commission. There are also numerous committees that the Student Government decides to create to help better the planning and functions of the CSI’s Student Government initiatives. Student government also gives the students an opportunity to discuss finances and develop a skill for financing and budgeting that is applicable in the real world. Student government gives insight into how to handle money in a responsible manner to use for an event or fundraising. Through its Club Commission, the Student Government provides funding and operational assistance to approximately 40 clubs annually, in addition to sponsoring the Club Fair, Club Festival and Club Awards Ceremony.
These skills will transfer into the student’s future life when they must begin budgeting their personal money or in their roles as managers and leaders in organizations. The experience also teaches leadership skills.
Therefore, whether it is for social connections, community engagement, to better learn about yourself and others, to develop life and leadership skills or all of the above, every undergraduate student should consider running in their next student government election. Elections are held in the spring semester, with in-house elections in the beginning of the fall and spring semesters should any vacancies need to be filled. Any student who has earned at least six (6) credits with a GPA of 2.25 or above can run for a seat on the Student Government. To run for the President and Vice President seat, students must have at least 6 credits and a GPA of 2.5 or above. You can have a say in making college some of the best years of your life and the lives of your classmates.
The office staff consists of the Student Government Coordinator, and an Office Administrative Assistant. Students who are having difficulties of any kind are encouraged to contact the Office of the Student Government. For questions, assistance or more information on how to get involved, please visit the Office of the Student Government in the Campus Center (1C), room 207. Office Hours are: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
For any emergency please contact public safety: 718.982.2111