Collegiate Congress is the largest student advocacy organization governed by the elected Student Government and Student Senate Representatives from public, private and proprietary colleges/universities in New York City. We are the voice for the 800,000 students.

We advocate for issues that matter for students in common. Our maiden initiative - MTA discounts for students, is an apt example to show what we stand for. We commit to better our community - students, in educating them of the sociopolitical culture and get them involved.




This is our war zone. We Student leaders raises issues that matter to the entire pupil population of New York City and stand up to the concerned. Collegiate Congress abide by the law of the land and so strongly follow the governmental system. Collegiate Congress follows no rule of disobedience and anti-social -public approach than moving with the socio-political system. Thus, Petitions are the apt method to raise our concerns and fight for it in a systemic way.                                        contact: petitions@collegiatecongress.com

Student Discount on MTA

Celebrating Democracy


As student advocates, we raise our voice at the administrators and governments. The Proposal and Statements are the methods, we use to raise our voice. Most of our proposals are backed with surveys and petitions. Our proposals fall from nowhere. We take up issue matters to students-at-large. The Collegiate Congress, have taken an initiative to come to terms with organizations committed to building a better community. In this regard, we have reached out to the like-minded organization to prepare policies and proposals to the legislatures and to institutions to better the lives of students and youth.

Links for the proposals is under construction

Proposal To The Mayor of New York for Youth/Student Activism on Campus

This proposal aims to promote the participation of students and young adults in sociopolitical activism. While our democracy turns 241 years old this year, political fragmentation and disillusionment can feel endemic, particularly among the youth who will someday occupy elected positions and make up an ever-larger share of the voting population. Collegiate Congress formed a nonpartisan coalition of youth political organizations – Democrat, Republican, and unaffiliated – to find a common ground and promote engagement. Our coalition is the most vocal actor in fostering this collaboration among the student population of New York City, towards common ends and with a shared motivation. One of the ways we do this is to increase participation in campus student government elections and club activities. This early form of activism has had a proven effect on civic engagement later on in life. With this worth goal in mind we submit our proposal to the New York City Council and the Mayor of New York City through Honorable Councilwoman Inez Barron, Chairman of Higher Education within the New York City Council.

Proposal Summary:

1) The establishment of the third week of April as “Collegiate Campus Election Week”

2) Election Victory Party the second week of September

Proposal To The Mayor of New York City For A Student Discount on MTA

The Chairman of Collegiate Congress Mr. Christo Thomas, sent a proposal to the Mayor of New York City for a student discount on MTA. The proposal asks for 30% on the 30Day Unlimited Metro Ride Card. This proposal will be cost-effective for students and economically beneficial for the MTA.


Joint Statement of SGA Presidents Opposing President Trump's Executive Order Banning Six Contries to US

SGA presidents and Senate Chairs across NYC campuses under the leadership of Ryan Thomas (Chairman, NYU Student Senate) and Brett Shanley (Vice -Chair, Columbia TC Student Senate) to President Trump on his Executive order to ban six countries entry to US. The student leaders believe that this order will halt the free movement of knowledge to and from our institutions.




These are the projects of Collegiate Congress. These projects are run by different team. They are independent in their initiatives. However, they oblige to the constitution of Collegiate Congress.

The Governing Council of Collegiate Congress supports these initiatives. The team consults and updates their projects to Council at their monthly meetings.

Current Projects :

Collegiate Internationals

Collegiate Internationals (CI) is a purely higher education international student-run organization, and an initiative of Collegiate Congress. As the leading student advocacy organization, Collegiate Congress is a Non-Governmental Organization comprising representatives of college student governments. By developing a cohesive voice, Collegiate Congress aims to lobby on behalf of otherwise separated constituents. Collegiate Internationals can, in the same way as its parent organization, best be imagined as an umbrella organization of all international students and international student groups at New York City’s many universities, one that understands their unique circumstances. Pursuing a college career in a country where your home culture is not the norm can sometimes be very difficult. Therefore, our goal is to make students feel at home, regardless of their particular area of origin. We bring all international students together, form a community, and help them in all aspects of their college life. We facilitate events, conferences, and lectures which allow the internationals to preserve their culture, share ideas, build professional networks, make friends, and have fun.

Youth In Leadership

Youth In Leadership (YIL) is an initiative to promote youth leadership is creative and artistic form. YIL is a project of Collegiate Congress. This initiative promotes young people in leadership ; Collegiate, Politics, Organization and Business. We entail to promote the spirit of leadership. These leader will play a lead role in encouraging youth to involve in campus and social activism. We uncover the real human side of these leaders. We interview about their life and their funny-side. Sometime these leaders succumb to a different role in sociopolitical life leaving aside their good-self. We bring you their good-self.