Student Development & Leadership

Student Governing Board

The Student Governing Board (SGB) represents all students, clubs and organizations at Lewis University in the governance of the University.  They are the voice of the students. There are fourteen (14) student members of the SGB including an Executive Committee composed of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Student Governing Board is the lead student organization whose activities are moderated by the Dean of Student services and the Assistant to the Dean of Student Services.

The Student Governing Board exercises a supervisory role regarding organization recognition; organization review, activity plan submission processes and budget review. Because of this, the Executive Committee of the SGB will often interact with SORC and the Office of Student Development & Leadership. The Student Governing Board office is located in the Student Union Commons. Office hours will be posted at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, the Student Governing Board officers can be reached by calling extension 5279.

The SGB consists of the presidents or designated representatives of each of the seven (7) Councils:

  • Commuter Council (CC)
  • Cultural Awareness Council (CAC)
  • InterFratority Council (IFC)
  • InterOrganizational Council (IOC)
  • National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Scholars Council (SC)
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Four (4) at large members are appointed by an Election Committee composed of four (4) students and three (3) faculty/staff members (the Dean of Student Services, the Assistant Dean of Student Services and the Director Of Student Development & Leadership). The SGB meets as the Assembly of the Student Governing Board.  The President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary are referred to as the Executive Committee.

The SGB will consider student related matters regarding academics, residence and commuter life, activities, organizations, finances, facilities, maintenance and service and be the voice of the student body.

The SGB exercises its office in the following areas:

  1. Reviewing the quality of student life;
  2. Representing student needs and concerns to the administration of the University;
  3. Assisting with the initial process for recognition of new organizations, discipline of student organizations, and in the evaluation of organizations seeking renewal of recognition;
  4. Assisting with the review of the Activity Plans and working budgets of all student organizations;
  5. Providing and/or recommending membership for various University committees and boards;
  6. Developing an annual platform campaign that enhances the quality of campus life;
  7. Recommending funding of organizations to the Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Student services.

For details regarding the operation of the SGB refer to the Student Organization Manual .