To help you make the most informed decision before applying for candidacy, below is a short summary the purpose, duties, benefits and accomplishments of each position up for election. Elections are held during Spring Session I of each academic year.You can learn more by clicking on the titles below:
Purpose of the FSDC
The FSDC conducts disciplinary hearings involving students who are charged with violating the various academic and social rules of conduct.
FSDC Positions Available
Six positions available for election. On any given case, two of the six students are chosen in rotation to preside over FSDC hearings along side two faculty and a chairperson.
Duties of FSDC Student Member
• Listen to testimonies and review evidence from all parties involved in a disciplinary hearing.
• Work with other FSDC members to make a decision regarding the guilt of the accused student.
• If a student is found guilty, the FSDC can recommend a variety of disciplinary sanctions ranging from warnings to suspension from the college.
• If a student is found not guilty the FSDC recommends that the charges be dismissed.
Example of a Real FSDC Case
A student received a failing grade from a professor. The following semester the student was placed on academic probation. The student saw the professor the following semester and assaulted the professor. The student blamed the professor for recommending academic probation, when in reality it was done automatically by the Registrars Office, based on the total amount of courses that failing grades were received.
Benefits of Being an FSDC Student Member
While the service is minimum, similar to jury duty, it is viewed as valuable community service and is highly recognized by the City University of New York.
Purpose of the SGA
• To serve as the primary voice and representative of the student body to the college administration, faculty, various student organizations, CUNY and its constituent parts, and the general public
• To increase student interest and participation in educational, social, and cultural affairs at the college
• To promote academic freedom, the student rights, and general student welfare
• To inform itself on college programs and operations that impact student success
Number of SGA Positions Available
• Five Executive Positions(1) President, (2) Vice President, (3) Treasurer, (4) Secretary, (5) Parliamentarian
• Seven Governor Positions(1) Academic Affairs; (2) Clubs and Ethnic Affairs; (3) International Students and Foreign Affairs; (4) Political Awareness; (5) Public Relations; (6) Students with Disabilities; (7) Sustainability, Part-time and Evening students.
Selected Sample of SGA Governor Duties
• Inform students of the services the college provides and actions the SGA has taken to improve the welfare of the students
• Serve as members of various administrative boards on campus, e.g. President's Cabinet, College Association Budget Committee, and the Auxiliary Enterprise Board
• Represent LaGuardia Community College on the University Student Senate
• Attend an annual national leadership conference
• Strategically plan events and programs for SGA as well as supporting the events of various clubs and organizations
• Advocate for LaGuardia through contact with government officials and public advocates
Recent SGA Accomplishments and Noteworthy Actions
• Raised $3,200.10 during Giving Day in response to and support of Typhoon Haiyan
• Publicly represented the LaGuardia Community College student body in response to the various local traffic incidents, among various community leaders and government officials
• Promoted and helped successfully passed the Referendum for Student Athletics, paving the way for the Fall 2013 debut LaGuardia's first NJCAA athletics teams
Benefits of Being an SGA Governor
Monthly stipend, personal office space in the SGA suite, invaluable leadership experience, and countless networking opportunities