Student Government

Student Government Officers 2020 Group of studentsposing

All students have the potential to be a leader, and at SUNY Ulster, you can get involved in a variety of ways. Try on a new role that you may never have thought of before. Here's a list of various leadership positions on campus.

Student Government Organization (SGO) & Student Council

The Student Council is a forum composed of all campus club representatives. It is a venue to hear student grievances, concerns, comments and plans to improve Student Life at Ulster, and is to be a voice for SUNY Ulster students. The Student Government Organization maintains a cooperative relationship among students, faculty, staff, and the outside community and works to ensure that the social needs and responsibilities of students are being met. Together with the College Association's Board of Directors, the SGO oversees student clubs and organizations.The College Association fee paid as part of tuition entitles each student to full membership in the Student Council.

SGO officers, including President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Student Trustee are elected for a one-year term.

2022-2023 SGO Executive Board

  • Emma Ijiogbe, President
  • Lyon Carlino, Vice President
  • Jonah Beare, Secretary
  • Stephanie Vargas, Treasurer
  • Ryan Omar, Student Trustee to the Board of Trustees


  • Kiersten Dykstra
  • Haley Sioleski
  • Sophie Palmer-Doran
  • Adetra Rivera
  • Arianna Moore
  • Ash Atkins
  • Cameron Drake

SGO Advisor

Meg Sheeley

SGO Student Trustee

Each academic year a Student Trustee is elected by the student body to represent them on SUNY Ulster's Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the educational policies and operations of the College.

The Student Trustee attends all meetings of the Board and serves as a fully voting member.


SGO Student Aides

The SGO Student Aides help coordinate all SGO and Student Life Events, and are the contact persons for all SGO, Club and Student Council business



Have an interest in running a club or organization? Become active in one of the many clubs on campus. Can't find one that want to join? Create a new one! If you are interested in Starting a Club, click here for more information.

While you're at SUNY Ulster, get involved in the student clubs and organizations. There are many clubs covering a wide variety of interests from which you can choose. View the complete list here.


Student Admissions Ambassadors

The SAA program consists of current students who share their personal experiences as a SUNY Ulster student with prospective students. SAA members must participate in two or more volunteer activities per semester and be in good academic standing to maintain membership. Activities include volunteering at Admissions events, assisting at local college fairs, and participating in Spring Open House.

Applicants are selected through a written application process.

To learn more about becoming an Ambassador, contact

Rebecca L. Mercado

Enrollment & Success Counselor

(845) 687-5091






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