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2013-2014 Student Government Council

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

Representation from each facet of student life on campus is accounted for in the structure.  Committees made up of one chair and three members exist to aid in the operation of council business such as marketing, communication with campus administrators, elections, meetings, and SGC/student organization finances.  Meet your 2013-2014 SGC leaders.

Purpose

The core objective of the Student Government Council is to advocate for the wellbeing 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 advocate on behalf of the undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, operate as a non-traditional model of student governance, and shall serve to foster women’s leadership development.

Advocate for the wellbeing of the student body

Through regular meetings with students, faculty, and staff, the SGC will strive to build community and provide transparent communication between all stakeholders on campus.

Operate as a non-traditional model of student governance

The SGC will operate without the traditional leadership roles of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  The removal of hierarchical structure will allow student council members the freedom to communicate and collaborate equally.  Committees and committee Chairs will share the responsibility of SGC’s management and promote member participation.

Foster Women’s Leadership Development

The non-hierarchical, collaborative structure of the SGC serves to build both the efficacy and capacity of Trinity’s women student leaders.

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 2013-2014 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 2017

The Class of 2017 is the governing council for the freshwoman class.  Class responsibilities include organizing the Freshwomen 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 2016

The Class of 2016 is the governing council for the sophomore class.  Class responsiblities include organizing the Sophomore Pin Ceremony; organizing the class day; decorating for the Well Sings; organizing Freshwomen 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 2015

The Class of 2015 is the governing council for the junior class.  Class responsiblities include organizing the Junior Ring Ceremony; organizing the class day; decorating for the Well Sings; organizing class programs and events; and organizing Freshwomen Sister Week (Week prior to the Junior Ring Ceremony)

Class of 2014

The Class of 2014 is the governing council for the senior class.  Class responsiblities include organizing Cap and Gown Sunday; organizing class day; organizing the Well Sings; organizing the Christmas on Campus event; organizing Santa’s visit in Social Hall after the Christmas Well Sing; organizing the 100 Nights celebrations; organizing the participation in the Maypole Dance on Founder’s Day; organizing fundraisers and plan for the events of Senior Week; and to help organize Senior Commencement.


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

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