Student Government Association

Who Are We

The Student Government Association provides representation in the planning, execution, and evaluation of actions affecting the College’s student body, serves as a means whereby student opinions, views, suggestions, and aspirations may be properly discussed and acted upon, and provides guidance and financial assistance to student clubs and organizations.

The SGA Executive Board consists of matriculated students who have earned at least a 2.5 GPA. It functions under a constitution approved by the student body. The officers are elected each year.

The Student Government Association is located on the Second Level of the Clara E. Dasher Student Center and in the Student Lounge at the West Essex Campus.


How We Do It

The SGA is made up of the executive board and seven councils that work together to properly represent the student body: Academic, Communications, Community Relations, Grievance, Scholarships, Technology and West Essex councils.

Executive Board

  • Jessica Clark – President
  • Nicholas Mendez – Vice President
  • Sarah Dolisca – Secretary
  • Yolanda Brown – Senator
  • Khadejah Dornford – Senator

Academic Affairs Council

The Academic Affairs Council serves to see that students of Essex County College get top notch education. The Academic Affairs Council is dedicated to ensuring every student of Essex County college achieves maximum success during their college experience.


Communications Council

The Communications Council does the talking and communication for the Student Government. The Communication council serves to spread information around efficiently utilizing available tools including social media, posters and even face-to-face contacts.


Community Relations Council

The Community Relations Council helps bridge the gap between the SGA and the community by organizing community service events for the organization.


Grievance Council

The Grievance Council helps students with any college related issues. The Grievance Council was created to provide solutions to problems that get in the way of Essex County College students’ academic experience.


Scholarships Council

The Scholarships Council creates and implements scholarship programs to support students of Essex County College. This council also serves to ensure students are well informed of available scholarship programs.


Technology Council

The Technology Council liaises with the college’s technology department to plan and implement initiatives to improve the college’s technological resources. The technology council also ensures students are offered essential technology to contribute to a pleasant learning experience.


West Essex Council

Designated at the West Essex Campus, this council serves the students of the West Essex Campus at full capacity of the SGA.

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