Eastman Students' Association

The purpose of the Eastman Students’ Association (SA) is to act as a liaison between the undergraduate students and the administration; to provide a support structure for student activities; to provide social activities to enhance and enrich student life; to promote the cultural, social, and physical well-being of undergraduates; to protect the academic and non-academic rights of students; to ensure quality educational standards, facilities, and teaching methods within the school; and to provide a forum for the expression of student views and interests.

The Eastman Students’ Association is advised by the Office for Student Activities. The SA and the Office for Student Activities act as liaisons between the Eastman School of Music and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (commonly referred to as “The College” or the “River Campus”). In addition to the student organizations at Eastman, students have the opportunity to join any of the student organizations at the College. Students who are interested in joining an Eastman student organization, creating a new student organization or joining one on the River Campus are encouraged to speak with the Eastman Students’ Association President or staff from the Office for Student Activities.

If you are interested in joining the Eastman Students’ Association – send an email to studentactivities@esm.rochester.edu

More Information

2024-25 Executive Board

Eastman’s Executive Board Members are as follows:

Ashley Schlusselberg, President
Emily Kondrat, Vice President

Beri Chung, Treasurer

Nicole Waligora, Secretary of Public Relations

Ana Maritsas, Deputy Secretary of Public Relations

 

(Currently Vacant), Academics Chair I
(Currently Vacant), Academics Chair II
Vacant, Community Service Chair
(Currently Vacant), Dining Services Chair
(Currently Vacant), Equity and Inclusion Chair
Vacant, Health and Wellness Chair
(Currently Vacant), Title IX Chair
Vacant, Transportation, Safety and Security Chair
(Currently Vacant), Yearbook Chair

Executive Board Position Descriptions

SA President

The executive and advocacy power of the Students’ Association will be vested in the President, and the President will be the official representative of the student body. The President will preside over Students’ Association meetings.

SA Vice President of Student Organization Management

The Vice President of Student Org Management will fill the President’s role sand duties in the case of the President’s absence. The VP assists the President in the execution of Presidential duties and serves as parliamentarian at all meetings of the Executive Board and the SA Council.

SA Secretary

The Students’ Association Secretary shall be responsible for taking attendance minutes and detailed notes of all Students’ Association meetings. They will attend all Executive Board meetings, Town Hall meetings, and will assist the President in any secretarial needs.

SA VP of Communications

The VP of Communications shall be responsible for the Students’ Association social media pages. They will regularly advertise for SA events, Town Hall Meetings, and other Eastman School of Music events. The VP will attend Executive Board, SA, and Town Hall Meetings.

SA Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing and approving the use of Students’ Association monies and funds. They
will attend Executive Board meetings and will work closely with an SA Faculty Representative.

Executive Board Elections

Join the SA with the following information

Hi Eastman Undergrads! We are excited to announce an opportunity to get involved and make a lasting impact on our campus community- the position of Treasurer in the Eastman Students’ Association. The Treasurer is tasked with assisting the SA President and Vice President, Committee Chairs, and others to promote positive change for students. We are looking for someone who wants to be part of a team to support community-building initiatives of Clubs, Groups, and Organizations.

 

As the Treasurer, you will play a crucial role in managing our organization’s finances and contributing to the betterment of student life on campus. This is a chance to enhance your leadership skills, build a strong network, and support MELIORA values at Eastman. 

 

 

To apply, please answer the following questions and email your response to sa_eastman@u.rochester.edu. The due date for applications is now extended to October 2nd at 11:59 p.m. 

 

 

Statement of Purpose (max 250 words):
Demonstration of one of the Meliora Values (max 250 words):
Leadership Qualities (max 250 words):
Plans Supporting Student Involvement (max 250 words):

Eastman Graduate Students' Association

The purpose of the Eastman  Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is to act as a liaison between the graduate students and the administration; to provide a support structure for graduate student activities; to provide social activities to enhance and enrich student life; to promote the cultural, social, and physical well-being of graduate students; to protect the academic and non-academic rights of students; to ensure quality educational standards, facilities, and teaching methods within the school; and to provide a forum for the expression of student views and interests.

2024-25 Executive Board

Eastman’s GSA Executive Board Members are as follows:

Lauren Ganger (President)
Jack Snelling (Vice President of Finance)
Qingqing Kong (Vice President of Marketing)
Amelia Abouljoud (Secretary)
Brandon Berlanga (MM/MA Liaison)