Make Room for Leadership and Involvement
One of the best things you'll do at Andrews is to participate in leadership. Leadership isn't about being in charge or having lots of charisma. It's learning to work with others to get things done. We encourage you to balance your study and work loads with organizational and volunteer commitments. Working with others to achieve worthy goals develops skills that will continue to make you successful in church, community, career and family settings.
Two Student Associations
There are two governing bodies for students on campus. These serve as a representative voice for students, and as a platform for deliberation, planning and student-led change.
- Andrews University Student Association (AUSA) and Publications. The AUSA serves all undergraduate students. It coordinates activities that include the publishing of the Cast (pictorial student directory), the Cardinal (University yearbook), and the Student Movement (University student paper). The Senate, composed of about 30 student leaders, exercises legislative and management powers given to it by the constitution of the Association. Four student committees-- Educational Standards, Student Services, Social Recreation, and Student Life--are additional branches of AUSA. More details appear in the AUSA Constitution and Bylaws.
- Andrews University Graduate Student Association (AUGSA). All graduate students enrolled in a degree program at our Berrien Springs campus are automatically members of the AUGSA. The AUGSA assembly includes all AUGSA members and is governed by elected officers who meet regularly and report to the assembly. The AUGSA sponsors social, spiritual and scholarly activities during the school year. It may also be involved in University policy development that affects graduate students. Further details are found in the AUGSA Constitution.
Over Fifty Student Organizations
There are numerous student organizations that seek to serve social, spiritual, academic and leisure interests. Organizations representing international and cultural groups, as well as those formed around commonly-held pursuits and causes, offer you a wide variety of options to explore. Can't find something that suits you? Consider starting your own organization!
I Want to Register a New or Existing Organization. Click here to read more about registration requirements and to download registration forms.
I Want to View A List of Registered Organizations. Click here to access links to information pages about currently registered student organizations.
I want to Access Resources for Student Leaders. Click here for lots of helpful links and downloadable resource pages.