Caucuses (test)


The purpose of the Caucus’s is to support all Knights and create a culture of open dialogue and communication. They primarily focus on getting access to resources for the groups they represent, but also focus on the well-being and safety of their constituents. They look to amplify and empower groups from diverse backgrounds and ensure that their voices are being represented within the UCF community.


Asian Pacific Islander American Caucus


The Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Caucus aims to promote a more critical understanding of APIA issues and identity while advocating for the needs of the APIA community. By focusing on leadership development, providing educational dialogue focused on the complex heritage of Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and being a voice for the APIA community at UCF, the APIA Caucus will empower its community members to take a more active role in shaping their experiences at the University of Central Florida and beyond. It is dedicated to creating an inclusive and socially just environment where all forms of diversity are respected and recognized as integral to the UCF experience.

Tuesdays at 12:30PM, Biweekly
Student Government Conference Room

The APIA Caucus serves as a liaison between Student Government and the APIA students on campus. We are the direct representation for this demographic population on campus, and we also aim to collaborate with student-led organizations on campus.

The APIA Caucus meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm over the Summer Semester, and biweekly on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm over the Fall Semester. Meeting details should be posted on the SG website or at https://events.ucf.edu/calendar/5817/student-government/upcoming/. Our meetings will be through Zoom over the summer, but we will transition to in-person at the Student Government office, 3rd floor of the Student Union.


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Cheska Magdadaro

Chair

sgapiacaucus@ucf.edu
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Dharik Amin

Vice Chair

sgaecs7@ucf.edu

Black Caucus


Black Caucus is a Caucus of Student Government that advocates for students and faculty within the African American community. Through outreach and forum, we help to create a safe space to address concerns and topics that affect African American students on campus. Black Caucus also works with getting students who are represented by the caucus the appropriate access to resources they are in need of.

List of Applicable Black Organizations

2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5PM
Student Government Conference Room

Luciana Jones

Chair

sgblackcaucus@ucf.edu
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Shedeline Ulysse

Vice Chair

sga_sci1@ucf.edu

Disability Caucus


The Disability Caucus was created with the main goal of representing and advocating for students with disabilities on campus. Our plan is to work with various SG members, RSOs, and departments to create a forum within the student body and then work as a task force to solve issues brought up through means of legislation or bringing awareness to them by hosting events. All caucuses act as a resource for the students they represent and we will work to achieve this while also creating the most accessible environment possible for each and every student!
We will be meeting every other Thursday at 2 pm in the Student Government office, there will be a hybrid option to create further accessibility. Please reach out to the Caucus Chair if you have any questions or concerns you would like to be addressed and if you’re interested in joining the caucus you can find out more information below!

Thursdays at 2PM, Biweekly
Student Government Conference Room

Anyone affiliated with an RSO or Student Government entity can be an official member. Any UCF student can attend our meetings and speak in open forum.

You can email sgdisabilitycaucus@ucf.edu to gain access to the zoom link or you can join in person for our meeting which is at 1 pm every other Thursday in the Student Government Office.

Yes! RSOs have three voting member chairs for RSO representatives. Email us to ask how to apply.


Samantha Ciresi

Chair

sgdisabilitycaucus@ucf.edu

Lauren Bonefont

Vice Chair

sga_dleg@ucf.edu

Hispanic/Latinx Caucus


The Hispanic/Latinx Caucus is committed to representing, empowering and advocating for the Hispanic/Latinx community in the University of Central Florida.
We can host events and help pass legislation or other measures to help the Hispanic/Latinx community on campus to create a culture of open dialogue and communication. All caucuses primarily focus on getting access to resources for the groups they represent and on the well- being and safety of our constituents.

We hope to be a friendly and welcoming face on campus that can help you navigate college life. We are here for you! We are a collaborative cross-branch caucus and you can also join us for our meetings.

In fall, we will be meeting every other Tuesday at 2PM in the Student Government Office on a hybrid modality. If you have any concerns you would like addressed by SG or the university, we encourage you to come to one of our meetings and speak on the open forum section of the agenda.

Tuesdays at 2PM, Biweekly
Student Government Conference Room

The APIA Caucus serves as a liaison between Student Government and the APIA students on campus. We are the direct representation for this demographic population on campus, and we also aim to collaborate with student-led organizations on campus.

The APIA Caucus meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm over the Summer Semester, and biweekly on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm over the Fall Semester. Meeting details should be posted on the SG website or at https://events.ucf.edu/calendar/5817/student-government/upcoming/. Our meetings will be through Zoom over the summer, but we will transition to in-person at the Student Government office, 3rd floor of the Student Union.


Julian Duque

Chair

Senator COS
sglatinxcaucus@ucf.edu

Nicole Boisson

Vice Chair

Senator UGST
sga_ugst1@ucf.edu

LGBTQ+ Caucus


The Student Government LGBTQ+ Caucus serves as an avenue to advance issues that are unique to LGBTQ+ students. This is done through:

  • Sponsoring SG Senate measures to address problems that LGBTQ+ students face
  • Preserving and advancing relationships with RSO’s to better LGBTQ+ students’ academic and collegiate experiences
  • Providing a specific open forum to give students and RSO’s the opportunity to address the Caucus during meetings
  • Being in constant review of UCF policies and regulations that affect LGBTQ+ students

List of Applicable LGBTQ+ Organizations

Tuesdays at 4PM, Biweekly
Student Government Conference Room

Jacob Bertram

Chair

sglbtqcaucus@ucf.edu

Shannon Reid

Vice Chair

sga_ba5@ucf.edu

Womxn’s Caucus


The Womxn Caucus advocates and supports womxn in the community and UCF. The Womxn Caucus serves as a place for safe and open conversations surrounding Womxn issues. The caucus consists of SG agents who come together to advocate and listen to the student body’s concerns. One of the main goals of the Womxn Caucus is to have different RSO’s come to meetings and have discussions about initiatives or issues. The Womxn Caucus assisted with different initiatives planned in the spring such as the Women’s Empowerment conference in March; we also created a Safety Walk. The Womxn Caucus has the ability to sponsor legislation seen in Senate.

Mondays at 11AM
Student Government Conference Room

There is an application linked below and after there will be an election to determine if you can join.

The caucus chair email is linked on the caucus on the SG website.


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Kiya Layman-Williams

Chair

sgwomxncaucus@ucf.edu
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Heather McCluskie

Vice Chair

sga_sci2@ucf.edu