As Students’ Association Executive Cabinet members, it is our mission to be good stewards of our God-given gifts – to represent the diverse needs of the student body through both activity and advocacy – and in so doing, hold ourselves, the student body, the faculty, staff and administration accountable to each other and God. Each year, cabinet to cabinet, this looks different as new ideas take hold and shape the work of our 93 year-old organization.
In deciding what the 2016-2017 school year will look like for our organization, one thing that has been prayed over continually by each of us is a strong desire to connect students to communities that will empower them, encourage them and truly become an overflowing well of positive relationships and unique skills that will last a lifetime. In order to achieve this desire for community, the Student Congress that we, as Executives, preside over is where our intent and ideas are brought to life. Student Congress is the place that holds the visionaries, the doers, the servant leaders, the politicians, and everything in between on our campus.
Congress members vote on both bills and resolutions that affect the ins and outs of our university, organize amazing events such as the ACU Tailgates, and engage the student body in living out the mission of ACU through service and spiritual opportunities. Members also have the opportunity to specify their interests and gain leadership experience through committees within Students’ Association. In the past, our Congress has been made up of first generation college students, international students, social club officers, and student athletes, just to name a few. The expectations that the Executives have of Congress is not that it is full of a single-minded body, but rather that it is a place that celebrates the diversity of each student and their story. The prerequisites to be a candidate for a Congress position are only an enthusiastic mindset and an aptness for the specific position chosen.
We are looking for Congress members, we are looking for you. In order to become a candidate for Student Congress, you must contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, August 31st. All information is available online to view prior to making the commitment at acustudents.org/about.
Students’ Association Congress is what we have found to be one of the most rewarding leadership experiences that an individual can have on campus. We want you to leave Abilene Christian University ready to embody the call to bring servanthood and leadership to a world that needs it. So, join us.
Abigail Moses, Executive President
Abraham Enriquez, Executive Vice President