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VP of Campus Affairs

Yena Seo

Yena Seo

Hi, everyone! I am a sophomore at Ithaca College this year, double-majoring in Journalism and Politics with a concentration in International Studies. I am in the Honors Program here at IC, serving as the Student Administrative Assistant for the program.

I moved from Seoul, South Korea to the United States at the age of five with my family due to my father's job working for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and as a result, politics and government have always played a central part in my life. I've spent most of my life in the suburbs of northern Virginia, close enough to feel like a politician, but far enough away (and far too young) to not count as one. Living just outside of Washington, D.C., has truly shaped my love for politics (and free museums!).

When I came to IC, I dove headfirst into SGA, serving as the Chief of Staff for the duration of my freshman year. The position really allowed me to observe the workings of SGA, both in and out of Senate meetings, and provided me a solid foundation on which to work on. Having been elected to the position of the Vice President of Campus Affairs with such a talented and hardworking executive board has been an honor, and one that I will work on with the best of my ability. 

As Vice President of Campus Affairs, my first goal is to make this campus as inclusive and diverse as it can be. I hope to work with various departments, student organizations and offices both on- and off-campus this year, and to plan and execute various initiatives - from programming towards targeted groups, to legislation regarding sexual assault, to events for the student body, to everything in-between. My primary focuses this year, in addition to the many events that SGA will be hosting, are on sexual assault, domestic violence, and active bystander training on campus. While these are difficult topics to approach, I believe that they are of high importance and I will strive to work my hardest to see that visible changes are made.

If you have any questions, please message me or email me at sgacampusaffairs@ithaca.edu.