The Student Government Assembly is a joint meeting of the Student Senators Council (SSC) and Presidents Council.   Meetings are open to the student community.

The SSC creates policy that improves the student experience; considers matters in which the interests, rights, or responsibilities of students are involved;  and takes special responsibility in bringing student concerns to the attention of the University Senate and appropriate university administration.

The Presidents Council is parallel to the SSC and focuses on student engagement and implementation of any SSC approved policies; creates recommendations for councils; and works to improve the student experience through programs and cross-school collaboration.


About the University Senate

How It Works: The University Governance Structure

The University Senate is the highest deliberative body at NYU. It was created for the discussion of university-wide policies and proposed changes in university practices and structure. The Senate sets its agenda with particular concern for academic programs and structure, personnel and budgetary policies, development of facilities and community, professional, and educational relations of the university.

The University Senate, chaired by the University President, is comprised of the Student Senators Council (SSC), the Administrative Management Council (AMC), the Deans Council, the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Senators Council, and the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track/Contract Faculty Senators Council. The SSC holds 35 seats on the University Senate and represents student interests on that body.


Student Government Assembly

The NYU Student body is represented by 23 School Senators, 14 Senators-at-Large, 14 Alternate Senators-at-Large, Council Presidents, and the Global Student Council.

  • The President's Council is made up of 27 Presidents representing an individual school's Student Council and 15 Council Presidents representing student constituencies across NYU.
  • School Senators, Senators-at-Large, and Alternate Senators-at-Large make up the Student Senator's Council.
  • The Global Student Council (GSC) is represented by the Chairperson of NYU's Student Government Assembly on the University Senate and the Global Vice Chair. The GSC body consists of the Student Body President of NYU Abu Dhabi, the Student Body President of NYU Shanghai, the NYU Abu Dhabi Senator of the Student Senators Council, the NYU Shanghai Senator of the Student Senators Council, the Chairperson of the Site Ambassadors Committee, the Chairpersons of the NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai Global Committees, and 14 Site Ambassadors for every NYU study abroad location.

Meetings and Minutes

University Senate

All University Senate meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street from 9AM-11AM. Meetings are not open to the public, though students may receive a guest pass from a current Senator or Senator at-Large.

Date
October 3, 2019
November 7, 2019
December 5, 2019
February 13, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020
Meetings, Minutes, and Resolutions


Meetings, Minutes, and Resolutions

Student Senators Council

All Student Senators Council meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street at 9AM-11AM. Meetings are not open to the public, though students may receive a guest pass from a current Senator or Senator at-Large. 

Date
September 12, 2019
September 26 2019
October 10, 2019
October 24, 2019
October 31, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 12, 2019
January 30, 2020
February 6, 2020
February 27, 2020
March 12, 2020
April 2, 2019
April 9, 2020 (Senator at-Large Elections)
April 16, 2020 (Executive Committee Elections)
May 7, 2020
Date Events
September 16, 2019 Senator at-Large Meet and Greet
September 24, 2019 Alternate-Senator at-Large Application Workshop
April 2, 2020
Senator at-Large Elections
April 16, 2020 Executive Committee Elections

Student Government Meetings

All Student Government meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street at 4-6 PM. Meetings are open to the NYU community and feature free food. 

Date Meeting Minutes
September 5, 2019 Closed Orientation.
October 10, 2019 To be published
November 7, 2019 To be published
December 5, 2019 To be published
February 6, 2020 To be published
February 27, 2020 To be published
March 12, 2020 To be published
March 26, 2020
To be published
April 2, 2019 Senator-at-Large Elections
April 16, 2020
Executive Committee Eelctions  
May 7, 2020 To be published
Meetings, Minutes, and Resolutions


Meetings, Minutes, and Resolutions

President's Council

All President's Council meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street at 4PM - 6PM. Meetings are not open to the public, though students may receive a guest pass from a current president. 

Date
September 19, 2019
October 3, 2019
October 24, 2019
November 14, 2019
December 12, 2019
January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020
March 5, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 23, 2020

Rules and Bylaws

University Senate Rules

The University Senate is the highest deliberative body at NYU. It was created for the discussion of university-wide policies and proposed changes in university practices and structure.

Functions of the University Senate are set forth in the University Bylaws

The Senate also has its own Rules of Procedure (PDF: 60 KB), which are consistent with the University Bylaws. The Senate Rules provide for the appointment of standing and special committees or commissions of the Senate, with such membership and for such purposes as the Senate may deem useful in the performance of its function.

Student Senators Council Rules

View the SSC Rules of Procedure here. (HTML)

Presidents Council Rules

View the Presidents Council Rules of Procedure here. (HTML)

Representation

Number of Senators
The SSC is made up of 23 Student Senators elected by the the students of the various schools and colleges of NYU and 14 Student Senators appointed at-Large by the elected Student Senators. These Senators at-Large provide continuity and represent underrepresented interests.

Number of Presidents
The Presidents Council is made up of 42 Presidents that have been elected by the student bodies of their respective school or council. 27 represent the voice of their school councils and 15 represent councils that lie outside of a school within NYU.

Time of Elections

All elections for members of the Student Senators Council are held in the Spring semester.

Student Government Assembly Bylaws

As specified in the Bylaws, the purpose of the Student Government Assembly (SGA) is to improve the student experience and advocate for a student-focused agenda at NYU. The SGA provides a voice for all students to the greater NYU community. The SGA is an assembly that supports the general student body through representation, programming, and advocacy. View the SGA Bylaws here. (HTML)