Responsibility in certain areas of campus life is delegated to the students by the President of the College. In these areas, the student government operates by designated authority rather than by inherent right. Participation in self-government helps develop the discipline and sound judgment necessary to put education to the wisest possible use.
Students are members of numerous governing bodies, including the Board of Trustees College Life Committee, Residence Halls Community Council, Academic Integrity Council, College Conduct Board, Student Conduct Council, Resources and Planning Council, Curriculum Committee, and Student Life Council. The President of the Student Body is invited as a student observer to meetings of the Board of Trustees and of the Faculty.