Student Leader Notches National Honor

Gabriella Setti.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Gabriella Setti has received the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration for her campus contributions and student judiciary leadership as chief justice of the Bergen Student Government Association (SGA).

“The Office of Student Conduct and the Division of Student Affairs is very proud of Gabriella for receiving the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award and believes that this is a great representation of her and the institution,” Ian Wolf, coordinator of student conduct and information, said. “Gabriella has distinguished herself as a vibrant student leader in this role by tackling problems head on, mentoring emerging student leaders, and exploring new ideas of student engagement through the lens of student conduct.”

Passionate about social justice and women’s rights, Setti, a psychology major, aspires to enter a career in law.

“It is a huge honor to win the award,” Setti, of Teaneck, said. “It was a surreal and humbling experience for me. I personally love what I do as chief justice.”

Serving as the chief justice of the SGA since May 2018, Setti chairs the judiciary branch of the SGA and serves as one of five student leaders on the SGA executive board. She also co-chairs a college-wide committee, Breathe Clear Campus, which focuses on ending tobacco use at Bergen. Setti completed training to become a student member of the College’s community standards review board and motor vehicle appeal boards. She will graduate in May.

The Association for Student Conduct Administration has a mission to advance the student conduct profession and promote core values in advocacy, community, diversity and inclusion, education, integrity, and leadership. The Association for Student Conduct Administration awards the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award to an undergraduate student who has held a leadership role related to student conduct administration and has made significant contributions to his or her institution.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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