To some extent, the Student Government (SG) is the student’s representation to the school administration for collaborative decision-making.
As a higher body, the SG promotes everyone’s best interest at heart as well as ensuring the general welfare of the entire student populace in the university.
Apart from organizing academic committees in all the wider scope of university life which covers the 5 C’s of Silliman education (classroom, church, court, cultural center, and community), it is also the main duty of the SG to handle the budget and know the total allocation and cost breakdown of their funds in their various projects.
Lest there be any doubt, it is important to know the roles and the responsibilities of the SG for the effective execution of their duties and that should be made clear to the members and all persons involved.
Besides that, there should also be clarity about the things that they wanted to achieve for the betterment of their current administration and the next and a constructive goal for attaining it. The leaders should take the initiative in emphasizing this enough.
The Weekly Sillimanian believes that effective leadership means making decisions that will have a significant effect to the majority. It takes action and constant presence from the student leaders in order to be felt by those they are serving.