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 eleven students; three of which are normally elected by the student body in April, and the remaining eight are appointed by the elected officers shortly after the elections. Due to COVID-19, the Spring 2020 election was delayed and will be held in September 10th and 11th, 2020.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 75 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:
  • Coordinator of Student Advocacy:
  • Associate Financial Officer:
  • Director of Public Relations:
  • Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
  • Director of Student Activities: AnnaMaria Jacobson
  • Student Secretary:
  • Administrative Assistant: Kelly Smith
Office Hours for Fall 2020 are pending and will be updated following the upcoming SGA election
Chester Bennett XX XX XX XX XX
Allyson Hasbrouck XX XX XX XX XX
Ryan Wells XX XX XX XX XX
Callie Humphrey XX XX XX XX XX
Harriet Palmer XX XX XX XX XX
Tse Senior XX XX XX XX XX
Julianna Santamaria XX XX XX XX XX
Roman Rodriguez XX XX XX XX XX
AnnaMaria Jacobson    XX XX  XX XX XX
Chelsea Grate                   XX XX XX 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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