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"It is our mission to empower students and to create change in the Marist College community by serving as a liaison between the student body and the administration. We are dedicated to effectively addressing student concerns and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all."

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At Marist College, a student leader is more than just a title. Students from diverse backgrounds and interests string to bring change and innovate to campus community.

The Marist College Student Government Association (SGA) is the group for advocating on behalf of the student body in decisions which transcend the jurisdiction of the students and have taken on extreme significance, or which involve serious issues with college faculty, staff, or administration.

SGA is also responsible for giving guidance to other student groups, clubs, and organizations. It further maintains the authority to charter campus clubs and organizations.

Lastly, SGA offers a conduit for information between the college and student groups.

SGA consists of three branches:

  • Executive
  • Legislative
  • Judicial

The Executive Branch

The Executive Branch consists of an elected Student Body President, Executive Vice President, and their appointed President's Cabinet, which is responsible for advising them on issues relevant to the operation of SGA. The Student Body President also serves as a representative to the Marist College Board of Trustees.

The Cabinet positions are:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Vice President of Club Affairs
  • Vice President of Student Life
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice President of Athletic Affairs
  • Vice President of Safety and Security
  • Vice President of Inclusion
  • Director of Elections Commission
  • Student Body Historian
  • Parliamentarian
  • Executive Assistant
  • Graphic Designer

The Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch (the Senate) is responsible for hearing and voting on bills and resolutions that affect the student body. All of the Senate's decisions align with student body opinion. Each Senator may chair a specific committee of interest, while Class Presidents serve as the head of an elected Class Board.

The Senate positions are:

  • Speaker of the Senate
  • Senate Speaker Pro Tempore
  • Resident Senators (5)
  • Commuter Senators (2)
  • Class Presidents (4)

The Class Board positions are:

  • Class President
  • Class Vice President
  • Class Treasurer
  • Class Secretary
  • Class Historian

The Judicial Branch

The Judicial Branch is composed of appointed student justices who handle cases concerning equity and equality of all SGA business and club affairs. The Judicial Board reserves the right to review legislation passed by the Senate and is also responsible for adjudicating parking ticket appeals.

The Judicial Board positions are:

  • Chief Justice
  • Associate Justices (4)