Our Student Activities Manager (SAM) Staff oversee all aspects of the Student Union Building. They are responsible for monitoring the building, providing technology support to our audio/visual equipment, supervising our student work study staff, supporting student/departmental events, and are always available to assist students in the Student Union. Stop by the HQ at the Student Union desk to say hi!
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: The Student Union is the heart and soul of campus. Not only is the Student Union a wonderful place to meet your friends, grab a bite to eat, and/or to join a club, but there are endless opportunities and fun activities for all to enjoy.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: My favorite thing about being a SAM is being able to work with such an inspiring staff, as well as being able to help other students.
Major: Sociology with a Concentration in Human Services
Minor: Black Studies
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: There are always events to partake in, from fundraising, games, and social events to meet new people. The Student Union is where I've met some of my closest friends.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: I am a major contributor in what makes the Student Union a memorable place. Through my commitment and passion for an inclusive environment, I see the results through he enjoyment of our students.
Major: Sociology and Spanish
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: It's a place full of resources not just for students but also the public. From getting a snack between classes or having a conference meeting, the Student Union always has something going on.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: Being a Student Activities Manager allows me to take part in the variety of programs that occur throughout the year. It helps me recognize the students and employees that put in the hard work behind the scenes. I love helping all the clubs and organizations make their vision a reality.
Major: Early Childhood/Childhood Education
Concentration: Art History
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: The Student Union is a place that everyone goes during their time at New Paltz. It is the center for a ton of different events, meetings, and gatherings on campus. There are so many things that students can experience in this building and so many things to do. The Student Union Building really has the ability to bring together people and create and do amazing things.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: As a SAM, you get to be at the center of the Student Union. I love that I have the ability to see what is happening around the building and help the events go on. I also love getting to know people that come into the Student Union and help them in any way that I can.
Major: International Relations and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: The Student Union Building is the heart of campus and the central meeting place of the SUNY New Paltz campus. Through activities and involvement, this is the best place to meet new people and explore your interests.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: The ability to provide a service to the New Paltz community and interact with fellow students. I love being submersed in student activities!
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: My favorite thing about the Student Union is that it acts as a central location for students, providing a place to study, relax with friends, and attend exciting events.
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: My favorite thing about being a SAM is knowing that my position assists students in holding events in the Student Union that can be enjoyed by the entire campus.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite Thing About the Student Union: My favorite thing about the Student Union is that it brings together many kinds of people despite their different majors!
Favorite Thing About Being a SAM: My favorite thing about being a SAM is the opportunity to interact with all the people that visit the Student Union, and also my wonderful staff team!