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Student Body Government
Gallaudet University’s Student Body Government provides thoughtful input into Gallaudet’s decision-making process, has three main tasks as we fulfill our charge to serve as the representative voice and the GU student body.
SBG’s purpose is to provide input into the University’s decision-making process; to act as a spokesperson for the students; and to maintain communications concerning students’ interests and concerns in all of the university’s schools and colleges.
SBG includes within its domain:
The entire student body
The legislative branch, consisting of representatives from clubs, organizations, and classes;
The judicial branch, responsible for interpreting and upholding the Student Body Government constitution;
The executive branch, which includes the SBG President and Vice President, and their staff.
The Student Body Government is the primary organization through which students govern themselves, plan activities for the campus, and work with the faculty and administration.
All undergraduate and graduate students are considered active, voting members of the student body. The executive officers are selected annually in a campus-wide election.
Director of Finance
Director of Accessibility and Inclusion
Director of Events
Director of Student Media
Director of Student Affairs
Director of Communications
Director of Community Relations
Speaker of the House
Vice Speaker of the House
Those interested in a vacant position on the SBG executive board can contact SBG President Cynthia Ortega with their interest. Those interested in a vacant position on the SBG legislative branch can contact the Speaker of the House Joe Cherichello.
Updated February 2024.
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