Recognizing the need for student representation in matters of higher education, college governance, and academic policy, the undergraduate students of Brooklyn College have established the Undergraduate Student Government.
Founded in 2019, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is an organization that is meant to serve the undergraduate students and clubs of Brooklyn College. The USG President and Vice President are tasked with managing the Executive Cabinet and Student Senate, addressing the issues and interests of students, and appointing student leaders to represent students within the USG and Brooklyn College governance structures. Through student government, students may serve on a variety of campus-wide committees including Faculty Council and Policy Council. Qualified students may seek office during the annual election held in the Spring Semester. Student government meetings are open to all students.
All 14,000 Brooklyn College undergraduate students are constituents of the Undergraduate Student Government, and as such, are entitled to representation, student government services, and votes in all USG general and special elections.
Student Activity Fee
The students of Brooklyn College each must pay a Student Activity Fee (SAF). Through the SAF, students contribute to the student government for each term and summer session in which they enroll. SAF, collected by the Brooklyn College Association (BCA), are to be deposited in the BC Central Depository and, except where earmarked, allocated by the BCA budget committee, subject to review by the BCA.
The student activity fee includes the fees for student government and other student activities and organizations including the college newspapers the Vanguard and Nightcall, use of athletic equipment and campus facilities, admission to certain social and cultural events, and maintenance of the Student Center.
Referendum to create USG
USG Constitution and Bylaws
Article XVI SAF
CUNY General Manual
Policy 7.15 Student Govt.