Offices & Services

Student Handbook

Student Organizations and Activities

The Student Events Board (SEB)

Office of Student Engagement, Hodson Hall Commons Student Center, ext. 6118

M. Colin Levi ’21, President

As a component of the Office of Student Engagement, the Student Events Board (SEB) is the primary student programming organization on campus responsible for providing events and activities that support and enhance campus social life. The SEB gives students an opportunity to get involved in shaping their social experience while gaining excellent leadership experience. The organization offers many different exciting events throughout the year and is best known for traditional events such as Welcome Week, Shoreman Formal (Homecoming), Fall Fest in the Nest, Sweetfest, Pumpkin Party, Campus Spa, Birthday Ball, Shorefest and other events that feature either nationally known bands or performing artists.

The Student Government Association (SGA)

Hodson Hall, ext. 8742 (8SGA)

Established in 1919, The Student Government Association (SGA) includes all current Washington College students as members. The student-run SGA participates in campus administrative, academic, and social affairs. There are three main branches of the SGA:  the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch.

The Executive Branch is composed of three elected members (President, Vice President and Speaker of the Senate) and nine appointed members (Financial Controller, Secretaries of Academics, Student Services and Campus Properties, Social Life, Environment, Service and Community Relations, Diversity, and, the Director of Communications and Office Management). All members of the Executive Branch, the Speaker of the Senate, the Honor Board Chair, and the Parliamentarian, as well as the SGA faculty and staff Advisors, meet regularly in Executive Board meetings. All work to represent students in day-to-day affairs, and each Executive Board member holds regular office hours in the SGA Office.

The Legislative Branch of the College, commonly referred to as the Senate, consists of elected residence hall Senators, Class Presidents, and the Speaker of the Senate. The Senate is the voice of the student body, evident in its control over the SGA Platform and other legislative affairs.

The Honor Board serves as the Judicial Branch. The Honor Board Chair and the student Honor Board members are all chosen by the SGA and work alongside appointed faculty and staff to promote and enforce the Washington College Honor Code.

To promote checks and balances of power and to insure fair appointment practices, the SGA uses a Review Board. This Board, chaired by the non-voting Parliamentarian, consists of the President, Financial Controller, Speaker of the Senate and the Honor Board Chair.  The By-laws and Constitution of the SGA are available online at: http://sga.washcoll.edu.

 

Office of the Student Government Association

Hours: Published each semester.

The SGA offers the following services:

  • Club recognition, funding, requisition processing, and detailed club information (constitutions, histories, officers);
  • Posting of student leadership information and opportunities; referrals to Student Affairs and other campus services; referrals to off-campus services;
  • Posting and distribution of SGA- and non-SGA-sponsored activities/events;
  • Academic resource information/opportunities;
  • Copying for recognized student organizations, including the four classes;
  • Advocacy for student concerns and issues;
  • Student event programming;
  • Recognizing distinguished seniors for their efforts to provide a better college community.

The SGA Office also serves as the work area and meeting room of the Student Government Association for use by the SGA Executive Board, Class Officers, Senate Committees, and other organizations and groups as approved by the President of the Student Government Association.

SGA Executive Officers and Staff

Nicholas Gottemoller ’20, President

Caitlyn Creasy ’20, Vice President

Elizabeth Hay ’22, Financial Controller

Katherine DeSantis ’22, Parliamentarian

Calisa Gayle ’20, Honor Board Chair

Savannah Masterson ’20, Speaker of the Senate

Emilie Daniel ’22, Secretary of Academics

Felicia Attor ’20, Secretary of Diversity

Samantha Howell ’20, Secretary of the Environment

Zairel Luna ’22, Secretary of Service and Community Relations

Isabella Sansanelli ’21, Secretary of Student Life

Sarah Collins ’22, Director of Communications and Office Management

Elaine Grant, SGA Staff Advisor

Brendan Fox, SGA Faculty Advisor

Students serve on the following College committees:

  • Academic Resources and Services
  • Academic Standing and Advising
  • Academic Technology
  • Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Campus Events and Visitors
  • Curriculum
  • Diversity
  • Honor Board - nine student members
  • Off-Campus Study - three students; where possible, seniors personally experienced in off- campus study
  • Planning
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • International Education
  • Review Board for Research with Human Subjects - One or two senior students, at least one of whom is majoring in the social or natural sciences.
  • Student Life

Students serve on the following Board of Visitors and Governors committees:

  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Honors and Awards
  • Student Affairs
Student Clubs

At the beginning of each semester, the Student Government Association will publish a list of all SGA-recognized clubs, listing their president and treasurer. Copies of this list are available in the Student Government Association Office and on the College Website.

Credit-Bearing Performance Groups (1 credit)

Washington College Chorus (MUS 283, 10)

Washington College Symphonic Band (MUS 277, 10)

Washington College String Orchestra (MUS 291, 10)

Washington College Jazz Ensemble (MUS 281, 10)

Washington College Jazz Combo (MUS 475, 10)

Chamber Ensembles (MUS 487, various sections)

Afro-Cuban Song (MUS 289, 10) and Afro-Cuban Drum (MUS 289, 11)

Early Music Consort (MUS 285, 10)

Indian Music Ensemble (MUS 294, 11)

Japanese Music Ensemble (MUS 279, 10, 11 and 12)

Pan Pipe Ensemble (MUS 266, 10)

Steel Pan Ensemble “Steel Revolution” (MUS 278, 10)

Student Publications

The Elm

The Editor-in-Chief can be contacted at: elm_editor@washcoll.edu.

The Elm is the official, weekly campus newspaper.

 The Collegian

The Editor-in-chief can be contacted at: collegian_editor@washcoll.edu

The Collegian is a creative writing magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art several times each semester.

 Washington College Review

The Washington College Review is an online liberal arts journal that publishes undergraduate student writing and graphic art from all disciplines of the College.  Find us online at https://washcollreview.com.

Pegasus

The Project Manager can be contacted at: pegasus_editor@washcoll.edu.

The College yearbook is a digital record of the year’s activities and events.  In the autumn, the Board of Publications sends out a call for applications and hires paid student interns to edit the yearbook.

Fraternities and Sororities

Elaine Grant, Director of Student Engagement, Ext. 7146

Sarah Tansits, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Ext. 6118

Fraternities and sororities at Washington College build community through activities centered in scholarship, social life, service and leadership. Under the guidance of the Assistant Director of Student Engagement, the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils are responsible for fraternity and sorority affairs, including the promotion of community relations and the recruitment for all chapters on campus. Washington College recognizes four national fraternities and three national sororities:

Panhellenic Council (Panhel)

Jackie Dulaff ’20, President

Sororities

Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Pi Chapter

Alicia Vasquez ’20, President

 

Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Tau Chapter

Samantha Snyder ’20, President

                       

Zeta Tau Alpha, Gamma Beta Chapter

Rebekah Nesbit ’20, President

 

Interfraternal Council (IFC)

William Fifer ’21, President

 

Fraternities

Kappa Alpha Order, Beta Omega Chapter

Alex Sabo ’20, President

                       

Kappa Sigma, Omicron Phi Chapter

Nick Gottemoller ’19, President

 

Phi Delta Theta, Gamma Chapter

Nick Blake ’20, President

 

Theta Chi, Beta Eta Chapter

Christian Shaffer ’20, President

In order to participate in Greek Life recruitment, a student must have been a full-time student at Washington College for one semester and meet the minimum academic standards as set forth by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils as well as the individual fraternity or sorority.