Become a Student Leader at RIT! View open positions below:

SG President and Vice President

SG Academic Senators

SG Community Senators

ACA President and VP

Global Union President and VP

NSC President and VP

NSA Speaker and Vice Speaker

OCASA President and VP

OUTspoken President and VP

RHA President and VP

Open Positions

SG President & VP

We are looking for the brightest leaders at RIT to become the next SG President and Vice President. SG’s President and Vice President are two of the most visible leaders on campus, working with RIT’s Governance Groups, the President, and the Board of Trustees!

The President and Vice President positions typically require a time commitment of 30-50 hours per week. This is a stipend position, which does not affect your student employment eligible hours.

Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between and 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to if you are interested in applying. You must meet with the current President and Vice President to be eligible to pick up a packet for these position. You can email sgelection@rit.edu to schedule a meeting to become eligible.

SG Academic Senators

We are looking for the brightest leaders at RIT to become SG Senators. SG has a Senator for every Academic College at RIT. Academic Senators are responsible for making change within their respective colleges on campus. This is an opportunity to work with your Dean and leadership in your college to solve issues you are passionate about.

This is a great leadership opportunity for anyone in going into their 2nd year through their 5th year! Senator positions typically require a time commitment of 10-20 hours per week. This is a stipend position, which does not affect your student employment eligible hours.

Open Academic Senator positions include:

  • CAST – College of Applied Science and Technology
  • CIAS – College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
  • CHST – College of Health Sciences and Technology
  • COLA – College of Liberal Arts
  • COS – College of Science
  • GCCIS – Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • KGCOE – Kate Gleason College of Engineering
  • NTID – National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • SCB – Saunders College of Business
  • SOIS – School of Individualized Studies

Interested in running for a position?

  • Students on campus: Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between and 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet.
  • On Co-op?: Fill out the Application Checkout Form online and we will email you your Petition for Candidacy Packet. (Please allow 24hr turnaround time).

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu.

If you have generic questions you’d like to ask your current College Senator, feel free send them an email. You can find the list of current SG members on our leadership page.

SG Community Senators

We are looking for the brightest leaders at RIT to become SG Senators. SG has Community Senators to represent some of our communities on campus. Do you have ideas on how to improve any of the four communities listed below? Then you’re in luck!

This is a great leadership opportunity for anyone in going into their 2nd year through their 5th year! Senator positions typically require a time commitment of 10-20 hours per week. This is a stipend position, which does not affect your student employment eligible hours.

Open Community Senator positions include:

  • Women’s Senator
  • Greek Senator
  • Graduate Senator
  • Cross-Registered Senator

Interested in running for a position?

  • Students on campus: Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) between and 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet.
  • On Co-op?: Fill out the Application Checkout Form online and we will email you your Petition for Candidacy Packet. (Please allow 24hr turnaround time).

Questions? Please email sgelection@rit.edu.

If you have generic questions you’d like to ask your current Community Senator, feel free send them an email. You can find the list of current SG members on our leadership page.

ACA President and VP

The purpose of the ALANA Collegiate Association is to serve as a liaison between the ALANA student population and RIT administration; to advocate for ALANA students and address the needs that are unique to the ALANA student experience; to provide access to and awareness of resources on campus to improve ALANA student academic performance; to inform ALANA students of financial, cultural, educational, political and employment opportunities; to contribute to the academic, leadership and social development of ALANA students; to encourage a sense of pride in ALANA culture on RIT’s campus and raise awareness to non-ALANA students of ALANA student experiences and culture; and to promote and support the recruitment and enrollment of ALANA students and recruitment and hiring of ALANA faculty and staff. You can learn more about ACA at aca.rit.edu

Interested in applying? Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet. 

Questions about the election process? Please email sgelection@rit.edu

Questions about ACA? Email aca@rit.edu

NSC President and VP

NTID Student Congress (NSC) represents deaf and hard-of-hearing students as well as a number of deaf organizations at RIT. NSC has grown and evolving significantly over the past years to become one of the most recognizable organizations on campus.

By hosting numerous events, programs, and forums throughout the year, NTID Student Congress hopes to better connect with its constituency in addition to informing and serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing community at RIT.

You can learn more about NSC at http://www.ntid.rit.edu/nsc/

Interested in applying? Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet. Or, stop by the NSC office (SDC room # 1431 – behind the Coffee Grind) between 2-7pm Monday-Friday.

Questions about the election process? Please email sgelection@rit.edu or the NSC Elections Chairperson, Erin Hoover at eeh3852@rit.edu

OUTspoken President and VP

OUTspoken provides representation for LGBTQIA students within RIT’s Student Government. OUTspoken seeks to create an environment within the RIT community that is inclusive to all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and to eradicate heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. To accomplish this task, OUTspoken seeks to partner with other organizations to provide programs and services which will help advocate for and raise awareness about the LGBTQIA population at RIT. You can learn more about OUTspoken on their website at http://www.rit.edu/sg/outspoken/

Interested in applying? Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet. 

Questions about the election process? Please email sgelection@rit.edu

Questions about OUTspoken? Email outspoken@rit.edu

Global Union President, VP and Dir. of Finance

Global Union represents a thriving and diverse community, comprised of over 2,800 international students and 30 cultural clubs. You can read more about Global Union on their website at globalunion.rit.edu

Interested in applying? Stop by the SG Office (Campus Center, 1st floor) Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm to fill out the Application Form and receive your packet. 

Questions on the elections process? Please email sgelection@rit.edu

Questions about Global Union? Please email Lacey Cook at gupresident@gmail.com or their Global Union Advisor, slsiss@rit.edu

Key Dates

Info Session – February 13th 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Info Session – February 14th 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Info Session – February 15th 5:00pm – 6:00pm

** Info Sessions will be held in Kathy Hall Conference Room in the Student Center

Kick Off – February 21st 10:00am – 2:00pm
Packets Available – February 21st
Packets Due – March 7th 

Questions? Email sgelection@rit.edu

OUR MISSION

To represent to the interests of the student body through the implementation of innovative programs, services, and initiatives that enrich student lives. We will be the primary source of advocacy for students from Rochester Institute of Technology and we will utilize our shared governance structure to voice student opinion and concern. RIT Student Government will be the forefront of change within the university.

Phone (585) 475-4043

Visit Us Campus Center, First Floor

Office Hours Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm