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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.       
2016-2017 SGA Election Cycle:          

February 17th                     Candidate Packets Available         

March 10th                         SGA Election Packets Due         

March 22-23rd                    SGA Candidate Debate         

March 27-31st                    SGA Online Elections Via Blackboard         

April 4th                              SGA Election Announcements         

April 22nd                           Officer Transition Training at First Ascent         

April 27th                            SGA Installation         

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
Lauren Gonzales​ ​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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1145 W. Wilson Ave.
Room 1627
Chicago, IL 60640
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