Spring Welcome from the Student Association

The following message was sent to all students on Jan. 31, 2022.


Dear New Paltz Community,

Welcome and welcome back! My name is Jordan Hennix and I am the President of SUNY New Paltz Student Association.

The purpose of this email is to inform you all about what will be happening within the coming weeks as well as who currently serves on the Student Association’s Executive Board.

The Student Association is the primary student governing and advocacy body of SUNY New Paltz. We are composed of three branches: the Executive Board, the Senate, and the Judicial Board. The Student Association has many responsibilities, including but not limited to: overseeing the $1.3 million budget that is made up by the student activity fee, writing and passing legislation regarding issues on campus, and representing the voice of the student body to the college administration.

Today, we would like to re-introduce ourselves as well as announce some opportunities to get involved on campus.


Student Association Introductions

As a New Paltz student, the Student Association is here to advocate for all students. I would also like to present to you the current E-board of this association that will help advocate for each of you! Our E-Board consists of:

President – Jordan Hennix (president.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)
Executive Vice President – Joshua Gonzalez (evp.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)
Vice President of Finance – Kasseem Humphreys (vpfinance.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Governance – Jaidiver Morales (vpacademicaffairs.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)
Vice President of Programming- Ammin Terrero (vpprogramming.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)
Vice President of Marketing & Communication – Georgina Chavez (vpmarketing.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)
Council of Organization Chairperson – Brianna Hicks (councilchair.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)
Senate Chairperson – Chet Guenther (chair.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)

Whether you are an on-campus resident, locally off-campus, commuting or have chosen to stay home and study remotely – we are here to serve and support you to the best of our abilities!


Club Registration

The time is coming where we will be listening to applications for new clubs on our campus. If you can think of a niche that isn’t filled by any of our clubs, programs or departments, consider getting your friends together to form a new organization around it. Just follow these simple steps:

Log onto Engage and look up Student Association Council of Organization

Download the Club Constitution template and fill it out

Have at least 10 members. 5 of them will stand as your executive board (President, VP, SA Council Rep, Treasurer, and one of your choice) the remaining 5 will stand as your active members

Make sure to have a well written Mission Statement

Go back on the Engage and go to organizations and complete the new club application

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Council of Organization Chairperson, Brianna Hicks (councilchair.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)


Club and Involvement Fair

This Wednesday there is a great opportunity to engage with your campus communities at the Club and Involvement Fair! Come and see the many clubs and organizations that are active at SUNY New Paltz. You can find groups that interest you or identify a new idea of a club you would like to create using the section above. The Club and Involvement Fair will be this Wednesday, February 2nd from 2:00pm-5:00pm, in the Student Union Building Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!


Black History Month film series

For the month of February, the Student Association, Black Studies Department, and Black Lives Matter at school will be hosting film screenings every Wednesday @ 7pm in Lecture Center 100. Refreshments will be served at 6:45, and the following films will be featured: School DazeDo The Right ThingTo Sir, with Love, and lastly Moonlight! We hope that you would join us during the featuring of these films!


Student Association Election Virtual Open House for the 2022-2023 Student Association

In March, the Student Association will be holding elections for all positions, from the members of the E-Board to every seat in the Senate. If you are interested in running for a position for 2022-2023, come to our open house Friday @ 4pm, via WebEx. The meeting link will be attached below!



University Police Department Chief Search: 

As some of you may know, the university is currently undergoing a search to find a new UPD Chief! There will be student open forums held for the candidates during the following dates and times:

Wednesday, February 2, 5:00pm SU 402

Monday, February 7, 5:00pm SU 402

Wednesday, February 9, 5:00pm, SU 409

This is an important opportunity for students to participate in the hiring process, and we strongly recommended that as many students attend and participate!

Remember that the Student Association is here for you! Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to contact any of us, and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Until then, stay safe, continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols and we hope you have a spectacular semester!

Best Regards,

Jordan E. Hennix
Student Association President (president.newpaltzsa@gmail.com)