Student Government

Student Association members discussing plans for a proposed project

Students participating in the Student Government Association have been crucial advocates for change at Concordia. In 1923, the Student Forum was created because students wanted to be involved in governance. The Student Forum consisted of class presidents, student body officers, and board representatives that supervised the athletic, musical, religious, social, and literary activities of the student body. According to Carroll Engelhardt in his book On Firm Foundation Grounded: The First Century of Concordia College, the Student Forum, “assisted with maintaining discipline and gave youth an opportunity to develop leadership skills.” A new Student Association constitution was passed in the spring of 1949 and created a student senate with an executive committee.