The student self-governance of Sumy National Agrarian University is a voluntary association of student self-governing bodies of the faculties of the basic higher educational institution, clubs and centers of interests of SNAU, an advisory and consultative body at the university’s administration, whose purpose is to protect students, their rights and fulfil the right to take part in the management of the University. Each faculty has its own body of student self-governance whose chairman is a member of the SSG of Sumy National Agrarian University. The student organization is independent of the influences of political, religious and public associations or organizations.
The body of student self-governance consists of student administration and heads of departments. The student administration includes the elected chairman (student rector), the 1-st student vice-rector, the student vice-rector for research work, the student vice rector for sport activity, the student vice-rector of the volunteer-charity department, the student vice-rector for career guidance and information activity, the student vice rector for the foreign policy, the student vice-rector for social activity, the student vice-rector for cultural activity, and the secretary appointed by the chairman. Each of them is in charge for holding various cultural, charity and sporting events, implements many ideas and projects, initiates cooperation with various organizations.
The main tasks and functions of student self-governance are:
- to protect the rights and interests of students studying at a higher educational institution;
- to provide with the rules of the internal regulations and the regulations of the University, response to cases of violations thereof;
- to assist in conducting educational activity at the University;
- to promote educational, research and creative activity of students;
- to promote the formation of students moral and ethical norms, the development of patriotic education;
- to promote healthy lifestyles, safe behavior, preventing students from committing offenses;
- to assist in improving the living conditions and leisure time of students;
- to assist in creation of various student groups, societies, associations, clubs of interests and coordination of their activities;
- to cooperate with student self-governance bodies of other higher educational institutions, youth public organizations;
- to facilitate the employment of graduates and support part-time employment of students;
- to participate in solving international student exchange issues;
- to facilitate the participation of students in international, national, interregional, regional and other student competitions, conferences, academic competitions;
- to provide students with the participation in the implementation of state youth policy;
- to support students in providing informational, legal, psychological, financial and other assistance in cooperation with the relevant services;
- to represent in collegial, representative, working, advisory bodies and their structural units, including scholarship commissions;
- to cooperate with educators (tutors) of academic groups, dormitory supervisors, heads of departments and other structural units;
- to develop the students’ point of view on various aspects of the activity of the University, providing with positive “feedback”, informing its leadership, relevant services and officials of the University in relation to decisions taken by the students, and the opinion of the student community.
Due to SSG activity you will be able to acquire and improve your leadership skills, organizational and creative abilities that will come in handy for you throughout your life.
Regulations on the Student Self-Governance of SNAU