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Student Government Association

Tony Kwiatkowski
Director of Student Activities

Mission Statement                       

Mission Statement: To represent and serve as a liaison between the student body of the college in all matters including, but not limited to, relations with the college administration and any other society, individuals or body that has now or may have responsibility for or interest in the student and academic affairs at that college​                     

The Student Government Association (SGA):                                     

  • provides a forum for the open exchange of views and ideas on matters of importance to students.
  • defends students’ rights, advocates on behalf of students, and helps to formulate academic and institutional policies that affect students.
  • governs student clubs, groups and organizations and provides funding via its SGA annual budget allocation from the City Colleges of Chicago.
  • plans and sponsors social and cultural events throughout the academic year. 

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The SGA is governed by the Guidelines for the Organization and Operation of Student Government Associations​, ​Academic & Student Policy, and the Board Policies and Procedures for Management and Government.               

SGA Officers

SGA officers are students elected as representatives by the student body. Officers are advised by their appointed advisor and the Associate Dean of Student Services (or designee). SGA officers must maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Elections for SGA officers and senators occur annually during the spring semester. The SGA offers a great opportunity for students to develop or enhance their leadership skills.           
2017-2018 SGA Election Cycle:             

February 16th                   Candidate Packets Available        

March 16th                        SGA Election Packets Due

March 22-23rd                  SGA Candidate Debate         

April 4th-13th                    SGA Online Elections

April 3rd                            SGA Election Announcements  

April 26th                          Officer Inauguration

May 1st                             Officers take Office​ 

If you are interested in running for a position with Student Government be sure to complete a packet.                                                
SGA Executive Board Election Packet                                                           
SGA Senator Election Packet                                                           

Get Involved!

Your SGA officers encourage students to get involved. If you have ideas that can benefit students or concerns, please contact one of your SGA officers.     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​                                    
​SGA Officer ​Title ​E-mail ​Telephone
Dede Golda Gbikpi Benissan ​President
​(773) 907-6812
​Fnu (Shams) Shamsurrahman ​Vice President ​(773) 907-6812
Nouha Aleem ​Secretary ​​ ​(773) 907-6812​
Omar Morales ​Treasurer ​(773) 907-6812
​​SGA Advisors ​ ​ ​
​Tony Kwiatkowski ​ ​(773) 907-4830
​​​​Ad​ministrator ​ ​ ​
​Dr. Quincy Paden ​ ​(773) 907-4783



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Chicago, IL 60640
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