The Office of the Student Government serves the student population of the College of Staten Island through its twenty-five (25) elected representatives, eight (8) commissions (Academic and Curricular Affairs, Campus Center and Student Facilities, Club, Disabled Students and Veterans Affairs, Elections, Finance, Part Time, Evening and Weekend Students and Student Service Commissions) and numerous committees. The office staff consists of the Student Government Coordinator, an Office Administrative Assistant and an Evening Office Assistant. The Student Government also provides on-campus student employment opportunities through its Coffee Hour, Welcome Desk and Freelance Graphic Designer positions.
The Student Government serves as a liaison between the students and the faculty, staff and administration at the College of Staten Island. Students who are having difficulties of any kind are encouraged to contact the Office of the Student Government. The Student Government sponsors many opportunities for the CSI student community, including the Textbooks for the Library program, the Student Emergency Loan Fund, the Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony and various educational, cultural and social events. The Student Government also provides various scholarships and funds such as the Departmental Scholarships, Graduate Assistance Fund, Travel Assistance Fund, Study Abroad Scholarships, Veterans Scholarships, Scholarships for Students with Disabilities and others. 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.
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.
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.