Student Association

The Student Association is the voice of the student body that addresses student concerns and issues.

The elected governing body of the Student Association is the senate, which is comprised of an executive council and senators representing part-time students, graduate students and students from each of the four classes. The Student Association administers the student activity fee which funds leadership programs, student activities, the college calendar and resource guide, orientation, the D'Youvillian, club events and athletics. The senate meets twice a month and the meetings are open to all students.

Student Association Committees

The Student Association committees are comprised of SA senators and members-at-large. Members-at-large are students who have not been elected to hold a particular position but who are active on these committees. All students are invited to become members-at-large and serve on a committee of their interest.

Athletic Committee
This SA committee works with the athletic department to promote the DYC Spartans and Lady Spartans along with special events at games. The committee also sponsors recreational activities that meet the interest of students. The committee reports to the Student Association on all athletic issues and concerns. The athletic committee members are our Spartan's #1 fans and urge all students to get involved and cheer our teams on!
Catalyst Committee
This committee is responsible for the publishing and editing of the student newspaper "The Catalyst." Working on "The Catalyst" allows for you to report on college events and news. The Catalyst is a vehicle for students to express your views and address student issues. Staff positions are available and "The Catalyst," needs everyone's input.
Issues Committee
The issues committee serves as an advocate and voice for student concerns. The members of this committee are responsible for representing problems and concerns brought forth by students and for investigating those concerns with the appropriate college personnel or SA members. The committee surveys students seeking opinions and input on matters that require formal feedback.
Programming Committee
The programming committee is all about FUN! As one of the most active organizations on campus, the committee is responsible for planning, promoting and organizing fun and entertaining student events such as Friends and Family Weekend, Bellypazoola, HUMP game shows and Moving Up Days. The committee also reviews and approves budget requests from recognized clubs and organizations seeking SA funding. So, if you like to be creative and active and would like to meet new people then the programming committee is for you.
Public Relations Committee
This committee is responsible for the general promotion of the Student Association and special events sponsored by SA. The committee also manages SA involvement in a number of campus events including Prospect Park Clean-up, Caring Campaign, Club Day and Admissions Open House. Their most important task is promoting and running Student Association elections.
Student Clubs and Organizations
The Student Association provides official recognition to student clubs and organizations. There are more than 25 clubs and organizations that students can choose to join. All clubs are open to the entire D'Youville student population. Student Association supports the development of these groups by providing guidance, leadership training and funds for events. Students are encouraged to participate and become active in their college community. If you're interested in starting a new student club contact the Student Activities Office or a SA member and we'll help you get started.


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Contact Us

Student Association
Campus location: College Center
Phone: (716) 829-7685

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  • Clubs and Organizations

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  • Community Service

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Student Publications

  • The Catalyst (student newspaper)
  • Sketch (arts & literary journal)
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