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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 College of Arts and Sciences Student Government Council (CAS-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 CAS Student Government Council is to advocate for the well-being of the Trinity Washington University student body. The CAS-SGC is comprised of undergraduate student representatives from student organizations and from important stakeholder groups. Through its work with the Trinity Administration, the CAS-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 2016-2017 CAS SGC leaders.

Run for a position in the 2016-2017 Council.

  • Spring elections concluded on April 8, 2016.
  • Open officers positions will be elected in the Fall of 2016.

Structure

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

Campus Activities Association (CAA)

The CAA is responsible for developing engaging and educational 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 responsible for 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,  for he 2016-2017 academic year it will be:

Red Class of 2020, First Year

Gold Class of 2019, Sophomore

Green Class of 2018, Junior

Blue Class of 2017, Senior

Professional School Advisory Councils

Business and Graduate Programs Advisory Council

The Business and Graduate Programs Advisory Council is designed to increase student involvement, enhance educational opportunities for all 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 Education Advisory Council

The School of Education Advisory Council is designed to increase student involvement, enhance educational opportunities for all 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 Nursing and Health Professions Council

The School of Nusing and Health Professions council is designed to increase student involvement, enhance educational opportunities for all students through collaboration and professional development, and to provide opportunities for students to succeed both academically and professionally.

The primary goals are as follows:

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

School of Professional Studies Advisory Council

The School of Professional Studies Advisory Council serves to advise the Dean of the School of Professional Studies on various topics affecting students and their educational and social experiences within the School of Professional Studies (SPS) and all events and activities outside the classroom.

The primary goals are as follows:

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

 


For more information, please contact Dean Meechie Bowie at 202-884-9611 or via email at bowiem@trinitydc.edu

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