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The Jamestown Campus Student Senate with NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo Credit: Office of the Governor

Student Senate

The officially recognized student governing body of Jamestown Community College is the Student Senate. The Student Senate is elected through general student elections on the Jamestown Campus, and by petition on the Cattaraugus Campus and meets regularly throughout the entire school year. Leadership skills are developed and enhanced throughout the entire school year through meetings, social functions, volunteer experiences, and leadership excursions.

The Student Senate represents the student body and the community through student publications, newspapers and other means of public communication. Student Senate has a direct voice in all student affairs and many college activities.  Student Senate operates on budgets allocated by the Faculty Student Association. It is the responsibility of the Senate to charter clubs and organizations, and may, in turn, allocate funds to student clubs which present appropriate budget requests. They also serve as an advisory board to the president of the college, bringing matters of student concern to his/her attention and making recommendations which they believe will aid the college in meeting its commitment to students. 

For more information on Student Senate, please refer to the Student Constitution.

If you are interested in serving on the Student Senate on the Jamestown Campus or the North County Center, please complete this Candidate Petition.

If you are interested in serving on the Student Senate on the Cattaraugus County Campus, please complete this Candidate Petition and return it to the Director of Campus Life. 

If you would like to be involved with the Student Senate on the Cattaraugus County Campus, please contact Lisa Yohon at 716.376.7505 or via e-mail

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