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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 2015-2016 CAS SGC leaders.

Run for a position in the 2015-2016 Council.


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 2015-2016 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.

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

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

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)

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.

Each class has it’s own color, and the colors repeat every four years:

Gold Class of 2019, First Year students

Green Class of 2018, Sophomore

Blue Class of 2017, Junior

Red Class of 2016, Senior

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council is designed to increase student involvement, enhance educational opportunities for all graduate (Business and Graduate Studies Nursing and Health Professions and School of Education) students through collaboration and professional development, and to provide opportunities for graduate student to succeed both academically and professionally.

The primary goals are as follows:

  • Supporting graduate students by hosting academic seminars and workshops
  • Promote community amongst graduate students, as well as graduate student integration into the university community

School of Professional Studies Council

serves as an advocate for the SPS student body.  The SPSC promotes communication and a sense of community among SPS students and works to advance student services.

The primary goals are as follows:

  • To engage SPS students with each other as well as with the campus community
  • To encourage communication and collaboration between the academic levels
  • To promote and organize events and activities throughout the academic year and assist fellow students with accessing vital services

The SPSC is comprised of representatives from both the Associate and Bachelor degree programs. Membership will include: Two AA representatives and two BA/BS representatives.

For more information, please contact Dean Meechie Bowie at 202-884-9611 or via email at



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