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Student Government Association

Welcome to your Student Government Association!
SIPI STUDENT SENATE:  505-346-2337

Do you love making a positive difference?  Do you see yourself as a leader?  If so, Student Senate is the place to be. 

Student Senate is one of the most prominent and active organizations on campus. The Student Senate ensures all clubs and organizations at SIPI are in good standing. The best way students get involved in Student Senate is by running for office during Fall Trimester elections each year. In these elections, the students vote for their preferred Student Government Officers for the next academic year. To learn more, see a Student Senate Officer or Student Senate Advisor.

Ways to get involved:

  1. Run for Office – Become one of the student leaders on campus.
  2. Become a Committee Member – Committees are formed based on the needs of students each Trimester/Year.
  3. Attend Meetings – Student Senate Meetings are every Tuesday’s at 12:00 PM in the Academic Support Center. Meetings are only held every other week.
  4. Attend Social Events – Event Dates are posted in the Student Senate Board in the Academic Support Center.

The Student Senate, Advised by the Student Rights and Activity Specialist, is the student government body of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. It is composed of (4) four Student Senate Executive Officers, and numerous senators representing their organizations and committee chairs.

The aspiration, goals, and educational outcome of the Student Senate is to help stimulate an activate student government, build prominent relationships between students, faculty and administration, to help provide many avenues for students, and provide wholesome entertainment for students.

Ivan Toya
SGA President
Tribe: Jemez Pueblo
Major: Vision Care Technology
"As SGA President, I am committed to be of service to my fellow student body.  I will do my best in representing us, and providing us relevant events to add to our college experience."
-Ivan Toya 
Pedro Munoz Jr.
SGA Vice President
Tribe: Navajo
Major: Culinary Arts Program, Liberal Arts
"SGA makes a big contribution to campus life.  I'm very fortunate to be an active part of this process.  I want all of us to succeed, educationally and socially.  We help with that."
-Pedro Munoz Jr. 
Anthony Sando
SGA Secretary
Tribe: Jemez Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
Major: Business Administration
"As a Business Administration major, I apply what I learned with being a part of SGA.  SGA is a great way to help with professional development, and I am happy to share my skills with my SGA team.  Being positive helps us accomplish our events for our student body."
-Anthony Sando
Shawn Frank
Student Rights & Activity Specialist
Division of Student Services
(505)922-4081 (fax)
"As the Student Government Association SIPI Staff Sponsor, I encourage all of our students to get involved with SGA.  SGA is a great way to meet your peers, get involved on campus, and be a part of the community.  If you have any questions, I am here to help, so do not hesitate to call or stop by office in the Academic Support Center."
-Shawn Frank
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