We, the Student Association, are the chosen eyes, ears, and voice for the students of Washington Adventist University; serving our student body in academic, social, and spiritual matters and acting as a liaison between the student body and administration, college departments, and the global community.
We must aim to create awareness and a more proactive approach to leadership. With renewed vigor, we will facilitate an environment rooted in greater collaboration, cooperation, and communication. SA’s vision is to empower the student body and to turn our academic learning into practical experiences that will uplift and unify the campus community.
Every WAU student taking six hours or more per semester is automatically a member of the Student Association, (SA). The SA is the official student government organization of WAU. The SA organizes social, religious, and academic activities, and represents students’ concerns to the University administration. SA officers are elected annually in the spring, by the student body and are receive a stipend for their work each semester. Some officers are appointed. Elected SA offices include: president, executive vice president, social vice president, religious vice president, and financial vice president. A 2.50 cumulative GPA must be maintained during nominations, election, and term
of office for both elected and appointed positions. In addition, SA officers facing disciplinary actions, including probation, also become ineligible to maintain an SA office.
The SA sponsors and publishes a campus newspaper, the Columbia Journal; a yearbook, Golden Memories; and a student directory, the Line-Up. When students take six or more semester credit hours of classes for the fall and spring semesters, they receive Golden Memories as one the benefits of their SA fees. The Columbia Journal and the Line-Up are available to all WAU students.
Editors of SA publications are appointed by the Publications Committee, composed of SA Officers, representatives from the student senate, and faculty/staff sponsors of SA publications. Prospective publication editors submit petitions, proposals, and a portfolio to the Publications Committee each spring, to be appointed for the following school year.
Officers for 2012-2013
President - Alcira Groomes
Executive Vice President - Michael McNeil
Financial Vice President - Adrian Thornhill
Social Vice President - Bincy Mathai/Gabrielle Morrison
Religious Vice President - Leland Pittman
Columbia Journal Editor - (Newspaper)
Golden Memories Editors - (Yearbook)
Line-Up Editor - (Directory)
For more information about the Student Association contact the SA office at 301-891-4100 or Student Life at 301-891-4525