Student Government Association (SGA)

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The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of Bergen Community College’s students. We play an active role in the shared governance of the College.

The Student Government Association serves as a link between the student body and the college administration, and oversees the administrative aspects of student clubs and organizations.

The Student Government Association is committed to the concept of a democratic form to develop the academic, social, and cultural growth of the student body. The members of our organization are also committed to the fair representation of the student body, and the fulfillment of its needs.
Recognize What You Can Achieve.

SGA Elections

  • If you are interested in running for the 2019-2020 Student Government Executive Board, you must apply by April 11th at 4:00 PM.
  • Available positions are: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Chief Justice, and Executive Assistant.
  • Before applying, be sure to read the Election Guidelines.
  • In addition to the online application, you will also need to print, complete, and upload the Supplemental Application and submit 25 SGA Feedback Forms (please link to the attached “Student Government Suggestion Form” document) to room A-101.
  • Apply here (SGA Executive Board Application Form) 

Get Involved! – Senate and Judiciary

SGA Senate

This branch of the Student Government Association is the legislative branch.
The Senate meets every Wednesday during the semester at 12:30 PM in Room S-138 of the Pitkin Education Building.
The Senate is tasked with discussing, drafting, debating, voting, and implementing bills and resolutions that are representative of the student voice at Bergen Community College.
To apply for the SGA Senate seat, you will need to complete & submit an SGA Senate application and collect the required student signatures:
Click HERE to apply ( 2018-2019 SGA Senate Online Application Form)
Downloadable Student Signature SheetPDF

SGA Judiciary

This branch of the Student Government Association is the judicial branch.
The Judiciary meets every other Tuesday during the semester at 12:30 PM in Room B-304 of the Pitkin Education Building.
The Judiciary is tasked with representing the student voice as participants in Student Conduct and Public Safety processes. In addition, the Judiciary plans and executes values-based programming drawn from the Student Code of Conduct.

 Click HERE to apply ( 2018-2019 SGA Judiciary Online Application Form)

If you are interested in either branch please reach out to a member of the Executive Board.

2018-2019 SGA Executive Board


Melvis Ventura's picture

Name: Melvis Ventura

Program of Study: Natural Science and Math, General Studies

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (201) 447-7452.


Vice President

Ali Moran's picture

Name: Alicia Moran

Program of Study: Information Technology

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (201) 447-7452.


Treasurer/Speaker of the House of Representatives

Marlen Herrera's picture

Name: Marlen Herrera

Program of Study: Computer Science

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (201)-447-7452


Chief Justice

Gabriella Setti's picture

Name: Gabriella Setti

Program of Study: Psychology

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (201) 447-7452.

Executive Assistant

Azul Cestau-Heredia 's picture

Name: Azul Cestau-Heredia

Program of Study: Philosophy

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (201)-447-7452


SGA Advising Team

Greg Fenkart
Coordinator, Student Development
Advisor – SGA Senate & SGA House of Representatives
Phone: (201)447-9270
E-mail: [email protected]
Office Location – A101C, Pitkin Education Center

Ian Wolf
Coordinator, Student Conduct
Advisor – SGA Judiciary
Phone: (201)447-7464
E-mail: [email protected]
Office Location – A101E, Pitkin Education Center

Mecheline Farhat
Faculty Advisor
Phone: (201)447-3583
E-mail: [email protected]
Office Location – 406LY (BCC at the Meadowlands/Lyndhurst)

Rachel Lerner Colucci
Dean, Student Life & Conduct
Phone: (201)447-7883
E-mail: [email protected]
Office Location – A-101D, Pitkin Education Center

SGA Documents