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Earlham Student Government

Esg -2018

(Back, L to R) Erica Hoffmann, Co-Adviser; Dennis Vera, Co-President; Summia Tora, Co-President; Natalie Blatz, Secretary of Finance; Marcella Lanzillotti, Events Coordinator (Spring 2018); Unaizah Abbas, Events Coordinator (Fall 2018); Ramiro Flores, Clerk of the Senate; (Front, L to R) Meghna Subramaniam, SOC Co-Convener; Edita Danielyan, SOC Co-Convener; Annika Hirmke, VP of Communications; Lan Phan, VP of Nominations; Tracy Dubs, Co-Adviser.

The Earlham Student Government (ESG) is responsible for representing the student body of the College. The organization and constitution of the ESG was approved by Earlham students in April 2011 and has been updated on October 2016. The hub for ESG is the east wing of Runyan Center. ESG offices are located in the basement of Runyan Center. Student Government members are available to address problems or provide advice and support. Hours are posted on the office door.

Student government at Earlham is made up of:

  • Student Executive Council (SEC), functions as the main facilitators of ESG. It serves as the primary channel of communication with the College administration, and directly engages in matters that impact the student body and the Earlham community. The SEC is comprised of all elected officials and one appointed official. The elected officials are the two Co­-Presidents, the Vice President of Communications, the Vice President of Nominations, the two Co­-Conveners of the Student Organizations Council (SOC), the Secretary of Finance and the Events Coordinator. The Senate Clerk is appointed by the elected officials.
  • Earlham Student Senate (ESS), is made up of all members of the Student Executive Council, as well as representatives of each club or organization, the Student Activities Board, the College's standing committees, the Student Residence Council, athletic teams, at-large student representatives, and senate advisers. Senate is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members as a place to receive information of current events, voice concerns and provide community updates.
  • Student Organizations Council (SOC), the branch of the ESG that allocates funds (derived from student activity fees) to student organizations on campus. The SOC grants recognition to student organizations, determines the amount of funding each receives and oversees all activities financed through those funds.
  • Student Nominating Committee (SNC), the branch of the ESG that nominates members of the student body to participate in College governance by serving on standing committees, such as the Campus Life Advisory Committee.
  • Student Activities Board (SAB), the branch of the ESG that provides social and cultural activities for the student body and acts as a co-sponsor for organizations that wish to put on larger programs and supports organizations in these efforts.

ESG Constitution

This constitution was revised and approved by the Earlham student body in October 2016.
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