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Student Government at Trinity

Student Affairs supports the efforts of all Trinity students in the formation of Student Government Councils.  Student Government Councils exist in all areas and are designed to facilitate communication within the student body and with the Administration.

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College of Arts and Sciences Student Government Council

The Student Government Council (SGC) is designed to facilitate communication and collaboration among student organizations, the student body at large, and the Trinity Washington University administration.

The purpose of the Student Government Council is to advocate for the well-being of the Trinity Washington University student body. The SGC is comprised of undergraduate student representatives from student organizations and from important stakeholder groups. Through its work with the Trinity Administration, the SGC will provide programming to students, serve as an advocate to the Administration on students behalf, operate as a non-traditional model of student governance, and shall serve to foster women’s leadership development.  View the 2013-2014 SGC leaders.

Run for a position in the 2014-2015 Council.

  • There will be an information session held on Tuesday September 2, 2014 for all interested candidates.
  • CAS SGC Candidate Declaration Forms and Statements are due to Dean Meechie, Dean of Student Services (Main 225) no later than 5:00pm on Friday September 5th.
  • Elections will be held from Wednesday September 10 – Thursday September 11, 2014.

Structure

The Student Government Council will consist of fourteen members – two officers from each campus governing organization.

Campus Activities Association (CAA)

The CAA will be tasked in the 2014-2015 academic year with programming for the general student body at Trinity Washington University. The CAA President and Vice President will serve as Student Government Council representatives.

Commuter Student Council (CSC)

The CSC is a new governing body in 2013, tasked with programming for and addressing the needs of Trinity’s commuter students. The CSC President and Vice President will serve as Student Government Council representatives.

Residence Hall Council

The Residence Hall Council (RHC) is the governing body of the residence hall students. RHC advocates for the needs and concerns of students in the development and implementation of residence hall policy, programs, and services.

Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 is the governing council for the first year class. Class responsibilities include participation in the First year convocation and Medal Ceremony, organizing the class day; decorating for the Well Sing; performing a skit after the Well Sing; and organizing Senior Sister Week

Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 is the governing council for the sophomore class. Class responsibilities include organizing the Sophomore Pin Ceremony; organizing the class day; decorating for the Well Sings; organizing Fresh-women Sister Week (Week prior to the Sophomore Pin Ceremony); organizing a Christmas on Campus Event; and to participate in the Maypole dance on Founder’s Day

Class of 2016

The Class of 2016 is the governing council for the junior class. Class responsibilities include organizing the Junior Ring Ceremony; organizing the class day; decorating for the Well Sings; organizing class programs and events; and organizing Fresh-women Sister Week (Week prior to the Junior Ring Ceremony)

Class of 2015

The Class of 2015 is the governing council for the senior class. Class responsibilities include organizing Cap and Gown Sunday; organizing class day; organizing the Well Sings; organizing the Christmas on Campus event; organizing the 100 Nights celebrations; organizing the participation in the Maypole Dance on Founder’s Day; organizing plans for the events of Senior Week; and to participate in Senior Luncheon and Commencement activities.

School of Education Student Government Council

Information forthcoming

School of Professional Studies Student Government Association

Student Leaders in the School of Professional Studies Student Government Association are expected to participate in various meetings with the college administration, fellow student leaders, and with constituents.  Public speaking, setting agendas, time management, and activity planning are all great skills that student leaders will develop or acquire while serving as a leader.

SGA Responsibilities:

  1. To represent the class at bimonthly SGA meetings
  2. To serve as a voting member of the SGA for the entire school year
  3. To act as a student advocate on issues concerning the community
  4. To disseminate community SA activities to the entire class including commuter student through class meeting, mailings, or Trinity publications

Member Level Responsibilities
MBA/MA/MSA Members-

  • To attend and participate in New Student Orientation
  • To attend and participate in Open Houses and special events in SPS
  • To attend and participate in Adjunct Faculty Orientation
  • To attend and participate in the December Graduation and May Commencement ceremonies
  • To attend and participate in Kappa Gamma Pi Ceremonies and events

BA/BS Members-

  • To attend and participate in New Student Orientation
  • To attend and participate in Open Houses and special events in SPS
  • To attend and participate in Dean’s List Ceremonies
  • To attend and participate in the Freshwo(man) Medal Ceremony
  • To attend and participate in the Sophomore Pin Ceremony
  • To attend and participate in the Junior Ring Ceremony
  • To attend and participate in the Cap and Gown Sunday
  • To attend and participate in the December Graduation and May Commencement ceremonies
  • To attend and participate in Alpha Sigma Lambda Ceremonies and events

AA Members

  • To attend and participate in Open Houses and special events at THEARC
  • To attend and participate in the Freshwo(man) Medal Ceremony
  • To attend and participate in the Sophomore Pin Ceremony
  • To attend and participate in the December Graduation and May Commencement ceremonies

School of Nursing and Health Professions Student Government Council

Information forthcoming


For more information and to suggest programming, please contact: Sr. Camilla Burns, SND, '€™60, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies or Sr. Mary Johnson, SND, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Sociology

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