Loyola University Chicago

Student Government of Loyola Chicago

SGLC Applications are Open!

*Application link in our Instagram bio or it can be found here

Hello Loyola Students! Interested in getting involved in the Student Government of Loyola Chicago this upcoming Fall 2021- Spring 2022 Term? Apply for our open positions in the executive branch, judicial branch, the university shared governance, or as one of our auxiliary officers. As always, if you have any questions feel free to dm us on Instagram or send us an email at SGLC@luc.edu.

*Chief Health and Wellness Officer on the Executive branch is also available*

Role Descriptions 

For more information about a certain branch or section of SGLC, read below. If you want more information about a specific role, scroll to the bottom of this page and select a role from the dropdown box.

Executive Branch:

These positions are under the leadership of the President and Vice-President. Time commitment varies depending on what the individual wants to work on for the school year, however can range anywhere from 5 to 10 hours a week. These positions come with a scholarship to be directly applied to the student’s tuition. Applicants must complete an interview with the President and Vice-President. Below are descriptions of each position as stated in the Articles of Governance. The position responsibilities may vary and are very flexible. Applicants are encouraged to come to the interview with new ideas on how to expand the role.

 

Auxiliary Officers:

These positions are under the leadership of the President and Vice-President. Time commitment varies depending on what the individual wants to work on for the school year, however can range anywhere from 5 to 10 hours a week. Applicants must complete an interview with the President and Vice-President. Below are descriptions of each position as stated in the Articles of Governance. The position responsibilities may vary and are very flexible. Applicants are encouraged to come to the interview with new ideas on how to expand the role.

 

University Shared Governance Opportunities:

These positions are not directly related to the workings of SGLC but are valuable for students who have an appreciation for a university’s shared governance and the inner workings of Loyola. The time commitment for the University Senate and Board of Trustees is approximately a few hours a month, however can vary depending on initiatives the student would like to work on. Applicants must complete an interview with the President and Vice-President. Below are descriptions of each position. The position responsibilities may vary and are very flexible. Applicants are encouraged to come to the interview with new ideas on how to expand the role.

Judicial Branch

Associate Justices are involved with the Judicial Branch, where all authority of judicial review and oversight shall be vested. These positions are under the leadership of the Chief Justice. The time commitment for Associate Justices is approximately a few hours a week, however can vary depending on initiatives the Chief Justice would like to prioritize for the year. Applicants must complete an interview with the President and Vice-President. Below are descriptions of the position. The position responsibilities may vary and are very flexible. Applicants are encouraged to come to the interview with new ideas on how to expand the role.

  • Assist with the planning and execution of trainings and retreats
  • Foster the internal community and membership of the SGLC
  • Archive all materials pertaining to the SGLC
  • Maintain and manage the SGLC Office
  • Be a liaison and resource to assist senators in engaging with other student organizations 

Students who might be interested: have an interest in being an administrative assistant, enjoy working with people, enjoy fostering community; like working “behind the scenes” to keep an organization operating successfully.

 

  • Interested in strongly advocating for the University’s Sustainable Investment Portfolio to University administrative
  • Prompting and guiding SGLC Senators to write legislation to advance campus sustainability
  • Coordinating activities and programs that support and promote campus sustainability
  • Informing the SGLC on all issues related to campus sustainability, environmental justice, and sustainability as it relates to our anchor mission
  • Advising and making recommendations as they relate to the sustainability of the SGLC’s initiatives
  • Act as an advisor to the new Sustainability Committee of the SGLC

Students who might be interested: have a major in the School of Environmental Science, are involved with an environmentally focused student organization, experience teaching peers about environmental sustainability and environmental justice.

Previous Initiatives of this Role: 

  • Advocating for Loyola’s divestment from fossil fuels and sustainable investment portfolio
  • Promoting and communicating the Environmental and Social Responsibility Pledge for Loyola University’s Commencement Ceremonies
  • Maintain and manage the budget of the SGLC
  • Work with Office of Student Activities and Greek Affairs to complete quarterly sweeps of Registered Student Organization accounts to reclaim any allocated and unused funds
  • Act as an advisor to the Allocations Committee and Budget Review Committees of the SGLC
  • Assist and train members of SGLC on creative and effective ways to utilize their budgets

Students who might be interested: have a major in the School of Business, have an interest in working in Finance or Accounting, enjoy maintaining and coaching others on how to use and manage a budget

 

  • Work with the SDMA office on issues of campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Attend Dreamer Committee, SDMA Diversity Council, and Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion meetings as they are scheduled
  • Engage with student organizations focused on the inclusion of varying student identities
  • Prompting and guiding SGLC Senators to write legislation to advance DEI  throughout campus
  • Conducting internal DEI workshops for members of the SGLC

Students who might be interested: are involved in a multicultural organization on campus, enjoy teaching and coaching others about cultural literacy, have worked with or for Students Diversity and Multicultural Affairs office

Previous Initiatives of this Role: 

  • Advocating for the expansion of student life space for multicultural and other student organizations
  • Advocating for more structured and consistent university celebration of heritage months
  • Assisting in the promotion of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Degree-Distinction

New as of the 2021-2022 term!

  • Work with the SDMA office on issues of campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Engage with student organizations focused on the inclusion of varying student identities
  • Act as an advisor to the Justice Committee of the SGLC and a liaison to the CEDIO.
  • Prompting and guiding SGLC Senators to write legislation to advance DEI throughout campus
  • Assist in conducting internal DEI workshops for members of the SGLC

Students who might be interested: are involved in a multicultural organization on campus, enjoy teaching and coaching others about cultural literacy, have worked with or for Students Diversity and Multicultural Affairs office

 

  • Work with the Wellness Center on issues of campus-wide health and wellness
  • Attend Safety Net Coalition, Wellness Center Quality Committee, and Community Coalition on Gender-Based Violence meetings as they are scheduled
  • Act as a liaison and support collaboration among any office or department that focuses on wellness
  • Act as an advisor to the Safety and Wellness Committee of the SGLC
  • Prompting and guiding SGLC Senators to write legislation to advance and promote an embedded culture of health and wellness throughout campus

Students who might be interested: are involved in health and wellness-focused organizations on campus, have a health-focused major, are on the pre-medical track 

Previous Initiatives of this Role: 

  • Advocating for access to a Mindfulness App for all undergraduate students
  • Advocating for a campus-wide culture of wellness that includes holistic departmental resources in all areas of campus life. 

Either the Chief Communications Officer or Associate Communications Officer(s).

 

  • Responsible for communicating the SGLC agenda, actions, and initiatives to the undergraduate student body
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the SGLC website
  • Creation, publication, and distribution of a monthly newsletter
  • Promote the professional development of the entire SGLC
  • Facilitate and maintain communication with SAGA, Campus Activities Network (CAN), and student organizations
  • Communications Team has a combined skill set of the following:
    • Website Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Photography
    • Proficient Writing/Journalistic Abilities
    • Social Media Strategy/Management
    • Professional Development

 

Students who might be interested: have a major within the School of Communications or Business, have experience with social media, have experience with website building, have experience with graphic design, have experience with drafting memos and statements

 

 

  • Attend all meetings of the Senate and the Executive Branch
  • Be responsible for minute-taking and record-keeping for the Senate and Executive Branch
  • Be responsible for the distribution of meeting agendas and all other pertinent documentation to all members of SGLC before Senate meetings

Students who might be interested: have a major in Communications, have experience with technology and are able to type quickly, have experience working with deadlines, have a career interest in being an administrative staffer or journalism

 

  • Be responsible for investigation and enforcement of any and all instances worthy of censure or impeachment
  • Act as an advisor to the Governance Committee
  • Oversee the transition of SGLC members 

Students who might be interested: have a major in Political Science or Criminal Justice, have experience in coaching and training others, have respect for parliamentary procedure, have experience in Model United Nations, enjoy working towards accountability and enforcement within an organization, have experience in conflict mediation

 

University Senate is a body made up of faculty, staff, and students who meet monthly to discuss pertinent issues on campus. As a body, they discuss and write legislation and policy to be sent directly to the President of the University as a recommendation. University is a part of the shared governance system at Loyola along with SGLC, Faculty Council, Staff Council, and the Board of Trustees.

  • Attend monthly meetings for the University Senate
  • Sit on a committee, assigned by the leaders of University Senate
  • Advocate for undergraduate student concerns and opinions in the University Shared Governance system

Students who might be interested: have an interest in working in higher education, have an appreciation for the inner workings of a University, enjoy and feel comfortable working with faculty and staff, care about University-wide initiatives and issues.

 

The Board of Trustees is a body made up of Loyola alumni, community members, business owners, and various stakeholders who have the final say on the policies of the university. This is the highest level of decision-making power at Loyola.

  • Attend quarterly meetings for the Board of Trustees
  • Sit on a committee, assigned by the leaders of the Board of Trustees

Students who might be interested: have an interest in working in higher education, have an appreciation for the inner-workings of a University, enjoy and feel comfortable working with faculty and staff, care about University-wide initiatives and issues, have a passion for Loyola’s Jesuit mission, have specified knowledge on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, and can agree to a confidentiality statement.

 

  • Attend weekly meetings as part of the Judicial Branch
  • Advise SGLC Senators writing legislation
  • Have the right to author a concurring or dissenting opinion regarding a case heard by the Judicial Branch
  • Assist the Chief Justice in coaching and training members of SGLC on how to follow the Articles of Governance

Students who might be interested: have an interest in political science, criminal justice, law, philosophy, and government, have been involved with SGLC before, have respect for governing documents and feel comfortable engaging in discussions about interpretation for those documents, have experience working in an unbiased or objective position