The Student Assembly of the State University of New York is the official organization by which University students participate in University-wide governance. The Student Assembly provides the following:
- A forum for consultation and the exchange of information between University students, the chancellor, and the University Board of Trustees on matters of a University-wide nature which affect student concerns;
- A procedure for electing the student member of the University Board of Trustees; and
- A communications network for campus student government leaders. The Student Assembly also exercises such other responsibilities as the chancellor or the University Board of Trustees refer to it.