Student Government

We aim to further the educational, spiritual, and relational development of the Wheaton College community as elected servant leaders representing student initiative, concern, creativity and enthusiasm. SG is the primary vehicle for all students at Wheaton to get involved with the governance of the College. Every enrolled student is welcome to participate in the Student Government.

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What We Do

Wheaton Student Government includes two main groups: the executive cabinet that sits on campus-wide committees and class councils (a council for each class). Both the executive cabinet and class councils are composed of elected students, although the executive cabinet has representatives from across the College and broadly addresses student concerns, while class councils are focused more on student issues within their particular class. Students may join or be appointed to various committees throughout the College that focus on the following topics:

College Life

The College Life Committee provides services, educational programming, and works on long-term policy initiatives to improve students’ out-of-classroom experiences. College Life facilitates and promotes excellence in residence life, athletics, student services, community development, campus maintenance, and stewardship.

Global and Experiential Learning

The Global and Experiential Learning Committee provides services, educational programming, and works on long-term policy initiatives to encourage students’ pursuit of international learning, connections, and service opportunities that are in the interest of a global context.

Educational Policies

The Educational Policies Committee provides services, programming and works on long-term policy initiatives to improve issues such as curriculum, academic departmental affairs, faculty issues, learning resources (library), and many other educational needs that surface on a given year.

Community Diversity

The Community Diversity Committee provides educational programming and works on long-term policy initiatives pertaining to areas of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and theological diversity, specifically in representing these policy issues to the faculty and administration.

Technology and Finance

The Technology and Finance Committee provides services and works on long-term policy initiatives pertaining to issues such as financial aid, college budgeting and spending, endowment, buildings and facilities, the use of technology and college policy regarding technology, and allocation of funds to special interest groups on campus.

Student Care

The Student Care Committee provides educational programming and works on long-term policy initiatives pertaining to physical and mental health, spiritual well-being, academic support services, disabilities services, and a host of other issues surrounding personal wholeness.

 

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