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Getting Involved

Missed the election? You can join the organization today as a Delegate.

The Delegate Program was created in order for students to be as involved as they choose. Delegates are expected to join at least one SGA committee, serve at least one office hour each week, and participate in SGA events. Please email sdecicco@ramapo.edu to join the Delegate Program.

 

 


Another way to get involved is by joining an SGA Committee! Committees are typically chaired by different Secretaries from the SGA Cabinet.

One of the ways that SGA can voice student needs across campus is through various Committees. Several standing Committees exist for student involvement. Committees meet at the discretion of their respective Committee Chairs. See Committee descriptions below. Please email sga@ramapo.edu to join a Committee!

Academic Affairs Committee

Chaired by the Secretary of Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Committee is a solutions-based council that acts as an engine of growth for the College’s academic side. Here, they will tackle issues surrounding education, student life, and the enhancement of Ramapo’s degree value.

CA$H Committee

Chaired by the Student Trustee and the Alternate Student Trustee

The College Advocates Supporting Higher Education (CA$H) Committee raises awareness about pertinent higher education issues. These issues include but are not limited to inclusiveness, accessibility, and affordability. As a committee, they discuss how to raise awareness for Higher Education Awareness Week.

Club Process Committee

Chaired by the Vice President

The Club Process Committee works with students who want to start new clubs on campus. The Committee reviews the proposed constitution and form packet of the club after the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) has instructed them on how to start a new club. In the Spring Semester, the Committee works on rechartering clubs.

Commuter Affairs Committee

Chaired by the Secretary of Commuter Affairs

The Commuter Affairs Committee focuses on integrating commuter students into campus life. The purpose of this committee is to provide a voice on campus for the 3,000+ students who commute to campus. Despite equaling roughly half the student population, commuters are one of the most under-represented groups on campus. The Committee aims to change policies to make them more commuter-friendly by integrating the commuter perspective into the governance of the College.

Delegate Affairs Committee

Chaired by the Secretary of Delegate Affairs

The Delegate Affairs Committee focuses on promoting the Delegate Program while strengthening the bond between students interested in leadership and the SGA. This meeting serves to help new delegates create and accomplish their goals, the committee consists of delegates who would like to be involved further along with other SGA members who serve as mentors. Delegates are a fundamental part of SGA with a unique role.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Chaired by the Secretary of Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is responsible for any diversity issues brought to the SGA. The Committee will also keep in touch with diversity club leaders in order to create a presence among the student body, to let them know they are not alone and there are fellow students working to create a most pleasant Ramapo experience for them.

Philanthropy Committee

Chaired by the Student Governor and the Alternate Student Governor

The Philanthropy Committee is dedicated to encouraging student and alumni philanthropic efforts. They work with the Ramapo College Foundation as well as the Friends of Ramapo to benefit the Foundation. The Board of Governors is charged with managing the millions of dollars in net assets of the College. The Committee plans the annual Run With Color which raises funds for student scholarships.

Programming and Public Relations Committee

Chaired by the Secretary of Programming and the Secretary of Public Relations

The Programming and Public Relations Committee assists the Secretaries of Programming and Public Relations in their roles. We program advocacy events for the Student Government, help improve recurring events, come up with ideas for new events, and volunteer at them all. These events are for the entire student body—residents and commuters alike—to enjoy. We also dedicate our time to ensuring the SGA presence is known throughout campus through social media, posters, and other mediums. We actively table and effectively advertise events. As a committee, we can show that the SGA is here to help everyone on campus.

Sustainability Committee

Chaired by the Secretary of Sustainability

The Sustainability Committee is dedicated to establishing the consciously sustainable culture that Ramapo College declares in its Mission Statement. The Committee acknowledges the triple-bottom-line of ecological, social, and economic sustainability, as being central to our view of the world. The Committee is responsible for promoting student engagement, connecting clubs, creating interest groups, developing sustainability leadership, and discussing sustainability topics on and off campus, such as climate change, divestment, promotion of renewable energy, systemic discrimination, public health, the circular economy, and waste management.

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