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 Student Government Association


The Student Government Association (SGA) provides a forum for the open exchange of views and ideas on matters of importance to students. The SGA defends students’ rights, advocates on behalf of students, and helps to formulate academic and institutional policies that affect students. It governs student clubs, groups and organizations and provides funding via its SGA annual budget allocation from the City Colleges of Chicago.  Finally, the SGA plans and sponsors social and cultural events throughout the academic year.      

The Harold Washington Student Government Association is dedicated to Representing, Inspiring, Supporting, and Empowering (R.I.S.E.) our student voices by fostering an environment of transparency, inclusiveness, and student engagement. We are committed to building and strengthening partnerships within our community to provide opportunities and resources to our student body. 

Get Involved!

Your SGA officers encourage students to get involved. If you have ideas that can benefit students, please contact one of your SGA officers, start a club or become a senator!           
Or come to one of our events!    
Or join a club!
Click here for a list of our current clubs.​ 

Have feedback?     
We want to hear it. Please let us know any compliments or concerns you may have that we can help you with. Click here to voice your opinion.     



The SGA is governed by the Guidelines for the Organization and Operation of Student Government AssociationsAcademic & Student Policy, and the Board Policies and Procedures for Management and Government.                                

SGA Officers

SGA officers are students elected as representatives by the student body. Officers are advised by their appointed advisor and the Associate Dean of Student Development (or designee). SGA offers must maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Elections for SGA officers and senators occur annually during the spring semester. The SGA offers a great opportunity for students to develop or enhance their leadership skills.                                     


​​Officer Name Title Email Telephone
Marnee Ostoa President (312) 553-5796
Delilah Hernandez Vice President               

(312) 553-5796
Kiara Balleza Secretary (312) 553-5796
Leon Cassaro Treasurer (312) 553-5796
Anitsie Lopez ​Senate Chair ​ ​​(312) 553-5796
TBD ​Public Relations Officer ​(312) 553-5796
​A. Angela Guernica  ​​​​Advisor ​  ​​(312) 553-5681



Faculty & Staff

Related Services



​Administrator ​Title ​Email ​Telephone
A. Angela Guernica ​Student Activities Director ​​ (312) 553-568

Contact Information

​(312) 553-5681
30 E. Lake St.
Room 204
Chicago , IL 60601
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Meetings: Wednesdays 3:30p-4:30p Rm. 1001/1002

​Other Resources

Student Government Association                               

Voting Draft of District Constitution