12.2.2. Student Role in Institutional Decision Making

Student opinions and views play a significant role in institutional decisions affecting their interests and welfare. Students are asked to complete the following: a comprehensive student opinion survey, course assessments and the advising assessment. Students serve on key academic committees such as the Commencement Committee, the Core Curriculum Committee, and several Board of Trustees standing committees.

Particularly important is the role of elected student government representatives in this process. The president along with selected other officers of the student government association meet regularly with the vice president for campus life to discuss student body concerns. In addition, the student government association collaborates with the president of the University and the cabinet in sponsoring periodic “town meetings” to which all students are invited.