VCU JSGC

Joint Student Government Council 

Who Are We?

The Joint Student Government Council (JSGC) is the union of the two student governments on the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses. We are a student-led governing body for the Virginia Commonwealth University that works to represent the voice of all VCU students. We are especially concerned with joint matters, which consist of the desires, concerns, and ideas that affect students on both of VCU’s campuses. Our body consists of delegates from the Monroe Park Campus Student Government Association, the MCV Campus Student Government Association, the Graduate Student Association, and the Student Representatives to the Board of Visitors.

The Joint Student Government Council (JSGC) is currently overseeing the merger of the Monroe Park and MCV Campus Student Government Associations (SGAs). A vote on the merger took place on January 23-25, 2017. Between the two campuses, 1,299 students voted. On the Monroe Park Campus specifically, 504 of 677 students voted to approve the merger. On the MCV Campus, 366 of 622 students voted to approve the merger.

 In the next several weeks, both the MCV and Monroe Park Campus SGAs will hear motions to dissolve and merge into the VCU SGA on June 1, 2017. An election commission will begin overseeing elections for a President of the Student Body, a Vice President of Undergraduate Students, and a Vice President of Graduate and Professional Students. If you are interested in any of these positions or want to be further involved in the VCU SGA in another capacity, please email LaDarius Thompson, VCU’s SGA Advisor, at ldthompson@vcu.edu. We anticipate the election of these officers to occur before spring break and will keep the student body informed via the current SGAs.

 Guidelines for next year’s appropriations (funding requests) for student organizations under the VCU SGA will be sent out in the next month via RamsConnect. Additional elections will be held after spring break to fill Senate seats in the Undergraduate and Graduate and Professional Student Senates. Any additional questions and concerns may be sent to the Joint Student Government Council at jsgc@vcu.edu.

A general overview of the merger can be found in the below documents:




Meetings for the JSGC are open to all students. If you wish to be placed on our email list, please contact Ava Hassas at hassasa@vcu.edu or jsgc@vcu.edu.

Meeting Times

Mondays at 7PM:

January 23, Jackson Ward Room (Larrick Student Center, MCV Campus)

February 6, Alumni Association

February 20, Jackson Ward

March 13, Shockoe Room (Student Commons, Monroe Park Campus)

March 27, Jackson Ward

April 10, Shockoe Room

April 24, Jackson Ward

 

Officers

Chair: Keith Zirkle, zirklekw@vcu.edu
Vice Chair of Undergraduates: Katie Clark, clarkkj2@vcu.edu
Vice Chair of Graduate and Professional Students:
Shawn Hakim, hakims@vcu.edu
Treasurer: Terren Clarke, clarketd2@vcu.edu
Secretary: Ava Hassas, hassasa@vcu.edu  

 

Members

Name

Email

Representation

Keith Zirkle

zirklekw@mymail.vcu.edu

JSGC Chair

Connor Jarrendt

jarrendtcm@mymail.vcu.edu

MCV Campus SGA President

Katie Pumphrey

pumphreyk@mymail.vcu.edu

School of Medicine

Giovanni Zanota

zanotag@mymail.vcu.edu

School of Pharmacy

John Fitzgerald

fitzgeraljm2@mymail.vcu.edu

School of Dentistry

Carlin Tettelbach

tettelbachcp@vcu.edu

School of Allied Health

Madison Williams

williamsmm4@mymail.vcu.edu

School of Nursing

Bhumi Patel

patelbv2@mymail.vcu.edu

MCV At-Large

Katie Clark

clarkkj2@mymail.vcu.edu

MPC SGA President

Kejdi Abazi

abazik@mymail.vcu.edu

MPC SGA Vice President

Ava Hassas

hassasa@mymail.vcu.edu

MPC SGA Secretary

Diego Aliaga

aliagada@mymail.vcu.edu

MPC SGA Senator

Carmen Price

pricece@vcu.edu

MPC SGA Senator

Brian Smith

smithbs5@vcu.edu

MPC SGA Senator

Terren Clark

clarketd2@vcu.edu

MPC SGA Senator

Alan Booth

apbooth@mymail.vcu.edu

Student Representative to the Board of Visitors

Elizabeth Winslow

winslowem@mymail.vcu.edu

Student Representative to the Board of Visitors

Shawn Hakim

hakims@vcu.edu

Graduate Student Association Representative

Ava Daneva

zpdaneva@vcu.edu

Graduate Student Association Representative

MaryBeth DeMarco

demarcoma@vcu.edu

JSGC Treasurer

 

 Contact

For more information or inquires, please e-mail jsgc@vcu.edu or our chair, Keith Zirkle, at zirklekw@vcu.edu.