Welcome to Notre Dame Student Government!
Student Government serves the student body through poth policy initiatves as well as programming ininitatives. As the policy branch, we are interested in serving the student body with any policy issues that may arise. From academic affairs to increasing diversity on campus, Student Government is committed to being a voice of the students to the administration and greater South Bend community. We vow to improve campus life through a variety of avenues, protect student interests, and support student groups so that the University may continue to hold students' interests first.
We are broken down into a number of different groups and committees to meet all the needs of the students. The layout of Student Government can be found here: Student Union Organizational Chart
Student Body President- Alex Coccia
Alex is a Senior from Columbus, Ohio, currently residing in Siegfried Hall. He is majoring in Africana Studies with a supplementary Peace Studies major. From 2011-2013, Alex was co-president of Progressive Student Alliance and was one of the founding members of the 4 to 5 Movement, a student movement to create a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ members of the community. Alex has also been involved on campus as a member of the varsity fencing team and is a member of the 2011 National Championship team. Alex has conducted thesis research on community development and reconciliation in Uganda and Rwanda. For fun, Alex keeps up with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and enjoys spending late nights in LaFortune getting to know his classmates. In addition, Alex has bungee jumped on the Nile River, loves dogs and has a Starbucks gold card.
Student Body Vice President- Nancy Joyce
Nancy is a Senior originally from Akron, Ohio who now lives in Welsh Family Hall. She is a double major in Arabic and Economics and a Peace Studies minor. Nancy has been involved with Student Government since her freshman year, serving as Freshman Class Vice President and Sophomore and Junior Class Council member. She has served as an officer of the Arabic Club and the Diabetes Support Group. As part of the International Scholars Program, she conducts research for Professor George Lopez regarding economic sanctions in Syria and North Korea. Nancy also works in the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, where she is an Arabic tutor. During the 2013-2014 Student Government term, Nancy hopes to promote the passions of Notre Dame students, to advocate for what students want most from their campus experience, and to make Student Government an organization in which students can take ownership of their representation. In her free time, Nancy can be found reading, playing tennis, or watching How I Met Your Mother (legend- wait for it -dary), The West Wing or NCIS.
Chief of Staff- Juan Rangel
Juan is a Sophomore originally from Mexico but now living in Kerman, California located in the Central Valley. He is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Latino Studies. Within his position, he hopes to increase communication and collaboration on programming within the various sectors of Student Government and produce one complete calendar available to all. Additionally, he's striving to be of great assistance to Alex and Nancy especially with regard to the various departments. Juan hopes that students this year will take advantage of Student Government to voice their concerns and find allies. In his free time, he loves to Latin dance and getting eight hours of sleep every night!