Student Government Association

The Student Government Association acts as the voice of the student body here at SUNY Cortland. Its dedicated staff and elected officers act as liaisons to the administration in order to address student concerns. The SGA Executive Board consists of ten students; three of which are elected by the student body in April, and the remaining seven are appointed by the elected officers or Senate shortly after the elections.The SGA Executive Board utilizes the Student Senate to solicit campus issues. The primary duty of these student leaders is to persistently work on improving the SUNY Cortland campus.

SGA funding comes from the Student Activity Fee (SAF). Each student pays the SAF, which is $110 every semester. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, SGA is reviewing the SAF for the Fall 2020 semester but no decision regarding possible refunds has been made. The fee allows Student Government to fund over 70 clubs and organizations which exist to educate and create programming to enhance the campus community. The SGA funds scholarships, recreational sports, NYPIRG, The Learning Center tutoring, Cortland Connect and student advocacy efforts. Every year the SGA Executive Board also sponsors several events that are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.  For more information, email or call us at (607)753-4816 to schedule an appointment.

SGA Constitution (PDF)


  • To work effectively as a group in decision making and problem solving.
  • To strengthen relationships with other offices and departments on campus.
  • To get students more involved in the Student Government Association and the campus community as a whole.
  • To increase programming to encourage students to join clubs/organizations and/or participate in campus activities to create an awesome educational and social college experience.
  • To increase community involvement.
  • To research other Student Governments to help us to continue to evolve.

Officers 2020-2021

  • President: Callie Humphrey
  • Vice President: Ardesian Binjakaj
  • Chief Financial Officer: Chelsea Grate
  • Chief of Staff: Daniel Reischer
  • Coordinator of Student Advocacy: Melissa Safford
  • Associate Financial Officer: Kristen Gielenfeldt
  • Director of Public Relations: Nicole Ortiz
  • Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Taylor Hunter
  • Director of Student Activities: AnnaMaria Jacobson
  • Student Secretary: Gloryangeliz Lugo-Vazquez
  • Administrative Assistant: Kelly Smith
  • Advisor: Mary Kate Morris
Office Hours for Fall 2020; due to COVID-19, office appointments are required.
Callie Humphrey 10:30am-1:30pm 1-2 pm 10:30am-1:30pm 1-2 pm 10:30am-1:30pm
Ardesian Binjakaj 1:30-2:30 pm 4-5 pm 1:30-4:30 pm 1-6 pm Virtual XX
Chelsea Grate 2-3 pm Virtual 9:30am-2:30pm XX 12:15-2:30 pm

11:30-12:30pm Virtual

1:30-2:30 pm Virtual

Daniel Reischer
XX 11 am-1 pm XX 11 am-2 pm XX
Melissa Safford
12-3 pm XX XX XX 4-6 pm Virtual
Kristen Gielenfeldt
9-10 am 1-2 pm XX XX 10am-1pm Virtual
Taylor Hunter
XX 11 am-1 pm 3-4 pm 11 am-2 pm XX
Nicole Ortiz
XX 4:30-5:30 pm XX 4:30-5:30pm XX
AnnaMaria Jacobson    XX 1:30-3pm SAB 9-10 am SGA 1-3 pm SGA, 5:30-6 pm SAB XX
Glory Lugo-Vazquez 
3-6 pm Virtual 2-6 pm 3-6 pm XX XX

Contact Us

Student Government Association
Corey Union, Room 217

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 607-753-4816
Fax: 607-753-2807

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