The Student Congress is the only group on campus that is representative of the entire student body. The entire student body elects the executive board, which consists of a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary, annually. Their roles are pivotal as they coordinate all functions of the remaining Student Congress members.
Working under the direction of the executive board are the elected representatives from each class. Each class elects a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary as well as five class representatives. This group is responsible for communicating the specific needs of each class to the rest of Student Congress and administrators. All serve for a term of one year.
The third part of Student Congress is the six specific committees. Each committee has a specific field of interest such as student life or academics. The respective committees carry out many functions ranging from talking with Sodexo on food choices, to sponsoring legislation which would call for increased wages of campus RA's, to introducing legislation that would call for more shuttles to and from campus. For more information on individual committees and their functions, visit their personal pages.
The primary purpose of the Student Congress is to pass legislation that accurately represents the student body in all facets of college life. All legislation passed by Student Congress is then forwarded to administrators who can make changes that Providence College students wish to see.