Undergraduate Student Government
Overview of Undergraduate Student Government at CCNY
Dear Fellow Students,
As your Undergraduate Student Government, we are here to represent your needs and concerns to the administration. In our year of service, we hope to improve your quality of student life and make your college years memorable and enlightening.
Specifically, our goals this year are to open communications, establish a food discount, increase services for students (printing, copying, faxing, coffee), increase funding for clubs, etc. If you have any ideas, feel free to contact us!
We strive to be helpful and accessible so look for us in the NAC Rotunda during club hours or stop by and visit us in NAC 1/111. We want to hear from you!
Your Undergraduate Student Government, 2012-2013
Spring is on it’s way, and what better way to celebrate its commencement than by havng a rave? On Thursday, March 7, USG will host it’s Welcome Back party in partnership with WCCR to bring all our students together and party out all their mid-semester anxieties. Bring your friends and some neon clothes, and get ready for house music, flashing lights, refreshments, and giveaways. Tickets are $5 in advance and purchasable through a variety of clubs on campus (see USG for more info) or available for $7 at the door. The party starts at 8:30 and goes until 12:30 in the NAC Ballroom. Contact VP of Campus Affairs Melody Niere at email@example.com for more information.
Diversity Week 2013
On March 11 through March 15, USG is partnering with the Office of Student Life, Leadership, and Development to bring you once again Diversity Week! Each day is jam-packed with unique and educational opportunities, free food, and plenty of giveaways and prizes! Contact VP of International Affairs Tasnim Islam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
March 11: International Film Night – NAC Ballroom – 5:00-8:30 PM
March 12: Diversity Talks: Saving Face – Hoffman Lounge – 12:00-2:00 PM
March 13: Flaunt Your Flag Photo Contest – All over campus
March 14: International Food & Dance Festival – NAC Ballroom – 6:00-8:00 PM
March 15: Rhythm Nations – Variety Show – Aronow Theatre – 5:00-9:00 PM
Announcing: USG Scholarships!
For the first time ever, USG is proud to announce the launching of seven new scholarships, available to undergraduate students who show exemplary academic and community service achievements. For the opportunity to apply to any of these scholarships, download the application here or contact VP of Academic Affairs Abhinav Chintakunta at email@example.com for more information.
CCNY Goes Mobile!
USG has been working with OOHLALA to bring a free mobile app to campus. Last week, we hosted a very successful scavenger hunt to celebrate the launch; stay tuned for future events and giveaways! Download OOHLALA onto your Apple or Android mobile device and get connected! Contact VP of Community Affairs David Anctil at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Higher Educational Advocacy Day
This year's Student and Faculty Higher Education Advocacy Day in Albany will take place on Tuesday March 12th. The USS has been working with NYPIRG, NYSUT, PSC, and UUP to put together this day of action. Students that participate will take buses to Albany where they will get a chance to speak with their representatives about their experiences in the Higher Education system of New York in order to fight for programs and rights that students have come to rely on!
Tell USG / Department of Complaints and Suggestions
This fall semester, VP of Campus Affairs Melody Niere started to integrate a new idea into USG called Tell USG, inviting complaints and suggestions from the college community. This slowly turned into the USG ad hoc committee of the Department of Complaints and Suggestions (DCS), which took all of your feedback and turned it into a full report available HERE. USG has had follow-up meetings throughout campus with members of administration and has been working on improving every single one of your complaints, from integrating a gender-neutral bathroom into the NAC, targeting doors that need windows or that do not function properly all the way to improving the quality of burritos made in the cafeteria. To offer your input, continue to visit our completely anonymous online suggestion box: http://www.tinyurl.com/tellusg.
The USG webpages are maintained by members of USG.