A large part of what Brockport Student Government does, comes out of our Activities Department. This is where all of our unique and engaging events are planned and executed. One of the main focuses of the Activities Department, is to create events that are purposeful, meaning that our students can leave with something gained. Whether that be wonderful college memories, bringing awareness to HIV, or offering something to do on a quiet night, we want our students to feel they have attained something from choosing to spend their time with us.
This semester we hosted over 70 events. Our largest scale event was our Homecoming Festival, where we brought games, food trucks, and a ferris wheel to campus. Let us not forget about those beautiful Homecoming T-Shirts!
We host smaller activities such as, stress relief, giving out snacks, and information tabling sessions. We also have our regular events such as Joe on the Go and our Thursday Night Movie series. Our larger scale events last semester include Grocery Bingo, Escape Rooms, Study Union, Brocktoberfest, and Haunted U. We also had events like Coffee with a Cop, World Sexual Health Day, Self Defense Training, A "Green" Winter, which were aimed to be purposeful to give resources and information to our students.
Through multiple departments within BSG we pushed voter registration, with the help of SUNY SA and Community Development. We spent numerous days tabling to either encourage students to register to vote, grab an absentee ballot, or get more information about the candidates running.
We worked with Talon TV to created a video on Ballot Ready, which was a service where students could put their address in, and receive information on candidates running for open positions in their area. At our tabling sessions we were able to get students familiar with this site.
The College at Brockport made it onto a list of The Best Colleges for Student Voting. Check it out!
We here at the Brockport Student Government are proud to say that we have had a successful semester. We started new initiatives and advocacy efforts that we believe will create positive, sustainable change for our students, such as the implementation of our brand-new online petitioning system. We have also finished some very important existing projects. We signed a “Statement on Shared Governance” with the college which will give BSG and students platforms to advocate for students more so than ever before. Overall, BSG has made an effort to provide meaningful services and activities to our students in all departments and committees.
The BSG team is looking forward to the rest of the spring semester. We have a lot planned for you! Make sure to keep up to date with all our events, senate developments, and advocacy efforts so you can keep engaged with us.
If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please feel free to call the BSG Business Office between 8:oo am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday at (585)395-2550 or email us at any of the contacts listed below.
Joshua Mathews, BSG President
Kate Demskie, BSG Vice President
Shared governance means that students, faculty, and the administration will be working together to make important decisions that affect all stakeholders. Some important developments in shared governance include the following:
- signed the shared governance document
- Made efforts to decentralize student representation by getting student leaders, and senators involved in more campus-wide committees
- We now have student representation on all college senate standing committees