Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeking students for SUNY Model Senate session

The SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is pleased to invite students to apply to be nominated for a unique and challenging opportunity as a Student Senator to represent SUNY Oneonta during the CUNY/SUNY Model Senate Session. Students participate in a mandatory training program with a campus mentor to develop leadership skills in a legislative/policy-making setting, emphasizing critical thinking and communication. Students should be prepared to commit their time during the weekend of March 8-10, 2019.

The Model Senate, now in its 23rd year, is held in Albany at the State Capital Senate Chamber in conjunction with the annual state-wide “Somos el Futuro Conference.” In addition, student senators will have the opportunity to compete for ten scholarships awarded by the NYS Assembly and Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, as well as summer interships with members of the state legislature.

The SUNY Oneonta contingent of 3-4 students will be led by Andrew Stammel of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Lodging, transportation, and food costs will be covered by SUNY. Please email inquiries to or phone 607.436.2835.

Applications are due February 22, 2019.