SA Congress

Office Location: UUW314

Speaker of Congress: Ross Mesnick // speaker@binghamtonsa.org

Office Hours: by appointment.

Vice Speaker: Sakib Choudhury // vicespeaker@binghamtonsa.org 

Office Hours: by appointment.

Student Congress is the legislative branch of the Student Association. The SA Congress has 35 representatives from each residential community and from the off campus community in proportion to the number of students in each. Congress meets every other Tuesday at 7pm and meetings are open to all students. There is a public comment period during each meeting where students may voice their concerns or ideas to Congress. 

** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all congress meetings are occurring virtually via Zoom (ID: posted on homepage day of meeting)**

How to get involved:

  • Run for Congress
    • At the start of each fall semester, Congress representatives are elected for each of the on-campus communities as well as for our off-campus students. If you are interested in running, keep a lookout for e-mails regarding more information from your community governments or send an e-mail to speaker@binghamtonsa.org for more details.
  • Student Concern Survey
  • Come to Congress Meetings for Public Comment

Visit the SA Congress Minutes & Legislation page for an historical record of congressional activity.

Congress representatives for AY2020-2021 have not yet been elected.

Congressional Committees:

Chair: Joshua Danziger // ia@binghamtonsa.org 

Office Hours: by appointment.

The Internal Affairs Committee’s primary purpose is to provide administrative oversight of clubs constitutions and internal grievances. In addition, the Internal Affairs Committee reviews applications for provisional and full charter status from clubs/organizations who wish to become part of the Student Association.

Chair: Amy Puthumana // sla@binghamtonsa.org

Office Hours: by appointment. 

The Student Life and Academics Committee (SLA) is charged with representing the interests of the undergraduate student population. SLA members come up with solutions in order to rectify issues facing students. Each member of the committee will represent the SA on one or more university committee(s). These university committees bridge the gap between students and the administration and allow for a flow of information between the two. By attending these meetings, SLA members can accurately represent the interests of students on a wide array of issues (ranging from campus parking to mental health services) in forums where important decisions are made.

Chair: Kelly Conway // treasurer@binghamtonsa.org 

Office Hours: by appointment.

The Finance Committee oversees the allocation of funds to SA chartered clubs, businesses as well as Club and Intramural Sports. The committee oversees the allocation of funds through several accounts (primarily Discretionary and Capital Replacement) throughout the school year. During the spring semester is when we have Budget Season which is a several week-long process.

Chair: Megan Fey // elections@binghamtonsa.org 

Office Hours: by appointment.

The Elections and Judiciary committee is a standing committee within the SA Congress. Its primary role is to oversee all aspects of the SA executive board elections, collaborate with the Graduate Student Organization to conduct the Binghamton University Council Representative elections, and initiate the confirmation process of Judicial Board nominees. Members of the committee have a crucial role in upholding the integrity and reputation of the SA elections and judiciary process.