PSGA Elections Results
The Purchase Student Government Association (PSGA) is pleased to announce its results from the 2020 PSGA Elections. Due to the adjusted spring break week, the ratification of the results was delayed until the April 8 PSGA Senate Meeting.
Executive Positions Ballot:
President: Nicholas Astor (157), uncontested (12)
Vice President: Julia Tortorello-Allen (91), Eizabeth Eriole (78)
Chair of Senate: Lia Vaccarino (159), uncontested (10)
Coordinator of Finance: Sara Atlassi (131), Ivan Mercado (38)
Student Activities Coordinator: Anyela Coronado (97), Cooper Myers (72)
Coordinator of Public Affairs: Meeynz Bunch (153), Uncontested (16)
Coordinator of Clubs & Organizations: There was no ballot of candidates during this election. Interested students who wish to run for the Coordinator of Clubs & Organizations position, can submit their application this fall and be a part of the PSGA Fall Election which occurs in September.
Academic Senators Ballot:
Liberal Arts and Sciences Senators – 5 seats available
René Garrett (101), Bailey Peabody (94), Dylan Schwartz (71)
School of the Arts Senators – 4 seats available
- There was no ballot of students interested during this election.
Students who wish to run for the 2 vacant LAS Senator Seats or the 4 vacant SOA Senator Seats, can submit their application this fall and be a part of the PSGA Fall Election which occurs in September.
Sustainability Coordinator: Sophie Bell (162), Uncontested (7)
NYPIRG Board of Directors Ballot: 2 seats available
Joelle Allen (94), Cooper Myers (75)
MSAF Vote: Though the ballot for the Mandatory Student Activity Fee vote was listed on this election; during our election, our campus received guidance from SUNY Student Assembly, our governing body, to remove the question and to hold the MSAF vote in the fall semester. The ballot asks students if they vote to keep the Mandatory Student Activity Fee mandatory or voluntary. This ballot will be a part of our September election with MSAF Fest tentatively planned in conjunction with the Student Involvement Club Fair. Moving this ballot to the fall will have no impact on the operations of the organization for the coming year.
Constitutional Referendums: Though the ballot for seven different Constitutional edits was listed on this election; during our election, our campus received guidance from our governing body and we have chosen to hold the Constitutional Referendum this fall semester. This ballot will be a part of our September election that will kick off with MSAF Fest tentatively planned in conjunction with the Student Involvement Club Fair. Moving this ballot to the fall will have no impact on the operations of the organization for the coming year.
Thank you to all the students who ran for positions and those who voted in this year’s election. We appreciate your understanding with moving two ballots (MSAF Vote & Constitutional Referendum) to the fall semester. We look forward to working with you and for you in the upcoming year.Keep reading »
The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available.
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Health & Wellness
Proper Disposal of Medications
Each year during this time, Purchase typically hosts a medication take back day call Plants for Pills. We hand out colorful, spring inspired house plants in exchange for students properly disposing of their unused medications in our Medication Return Box (located in Health Services) or using a Deterra Medication Deactivation bag. Given our shelter in place order, Wellness wants to offer information and alternatives for students who need to properly dispose of medications.
Why proper disposal of medications?
Medications that are disposed of improperly become susceptible to diversion or misuse. This increases the likelihood of accidental ingestion or overdose. Additionally, throwing medications in the trash or flushing them down the toilet can contaminate ground water causing many environmental concerns. What about mixing them with kitty litter or coffee grounds? That does not deactivate the medication and still poses the same risks.
How to properly dispose of medication?
Medication that is unused or expired should be disposed of in an approved medication return box , or, should be placed in a medication destruction bag such as a Deterra Bag. Deterra Bags can be purchased online by searching “Deterra Drug Deactivation System.” If you need help to find a Deterra Bag, please contact the Wellness Center.Keep reading »
Counseling Center Services
The Counseling Center is open and responding to both email COU.email@example.com and phone messages. Please call us at (914) 251-6390 if you would like to speak with a therapist about remote services. Check out our Counseling home page info, links, referrals for self-help and more coping resources during COVID response times. We offer Therapy Assisted Online for all students at no cost. TAO offers web-based, interactive self-help sessions for a therapy break you can use anytime, anywhere.Keep reading »
Free Daily Meditation
Join the Contemplative Studies Department via Zoom, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 AM & Fridays at 9:00 AM for daily meditation and instruction.
Wellness Wednesdays with the Neuberger. The Museum is partnering with meditation and yoga instructor Janelle Berger to digitally deliver a series of guided meditation events.Keep reading »
The Learning Center is now offering all online tutoring through the Online Writing Lab or Zoom.
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