Student Leadership Collective
The Student Leadership Collective (SLC) comprises the Barnard Student Government Association (SGA), the Governing Board at Barnard, and the McIntosh Activities Council (McAC). The SLC was created to recognize the distinct and important roles and responsibilities of each organization on campus: SGA are elected officers who represent students’ concerns; GBB governs student clubs and supports student leaders, and McAC plans campus events for the Barnard community. The Student Leadership Collective Office is located in the Diana Center Anna Quindlen Room (inside Liz’s Place, Diana Center 1st Floor).
The Student Government Association of Barnard College (SGA) aims to facilitate the expression of opinions on matters affecting the Barnard community through active communication between students, administration and faculty. With various forums for collaboration, such as committees and weekly Representative Council meetings, SGA strives to promote open dialogue and action that will enhance student life at Barnard College. All Barnard College students, by virtue of having paid student activities fees, are members of the SGA.
The Governing Board at Barnard (GBB) upholds the values of Barnard College by promoting the personal and intellectual development of students as leaders. We hold GBB clubs and their members to the high expectations of Barnard College: rigorous standards, self-awareness, holistic learning, and social accountability. Reflective of the Barnard mission statement, GBB believes that participation and leadership in student clubs will empower students “to achieve the personal strength that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encounter throughout their lives.” We strive to provide a strong sense of community and dedication to student life on Barnard's campus.
The McIntosh Activities Council (McAC) is Barnard's programming board and plans some of annual campus traditions including Big Sub, Midnight Breakfast, the Emily Gregory Dinner, Founder's Day, and Spirit Week! Each committee (Community, Action, Network, Wellness, and Mosiac) plan other great events throughout the year.
Clubs and Organizations
BLT (Barnard Leadership Training) for GBB Clubs
As in past years, for GBB-recognized groups, we will combine BLT with Being Barnard Leaders, an annually hosted mandatory sexual assault and violence prevention training for student leaders. Attendance to one BLT/Being Barnard Leaders session is MANDATORY for all executive board members of GBB recognized groups, Skip Stop, and the Bulletin. Clubs with dual recognition are still required to attend BLT/Being Barnard Leaders at Barnard.
These sessions are the only opportunity for student groups to complete this requirement. Student groups whose entire executive board does not attend one of these sessions will not be able to access funds or reserve space on Barnard’s campus for that academic year.
The sessions can include thematic information/exercises based on some group classifications (i.e. Cultural groups and Performance groups).
For student groups that wish to program on the Columbia campus, please visit Columbia’s Events Management website for more information.
BLT for Non-GBB Clubs
BLT at Barnard is required for all recognized clubs interested in reserving space on Barnard's campus. Each non-GBB club may send up to two representatives to BLT. The two representatives who attend will serve as the club's VEMS designees during the academic year.
The Activities Fair at Barnard will take place in the Event Oval to allow new and returning students the opportunity to check out all of the recognized clubs on campus. All GBB recognized groups, SGA, McAC, The Bulletin, the Clay Collective, and Skip-Stop will be able to register for the Activities Fair at Barnard. Student groups may need to share a 6’ table. Please plan your decorations and volunteers accordingly.
The Breakfast Club: Student Leadership Series
Student Life regularly hosts a workshop series to enhance your skills as a club leader! Join on Wednesdays at 10AM throughout the fall semester in Diana 302 for breakfast and dialogue on different topics.
Receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $100 event co-sponsorship for each club representative who attends each session. Max of 5 raffle entries can be earned per session. A drawing will occur at the conclusion of every workshop. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Spring 2019 topics included:
February 5th | Team Synergy through Song
February 19th | Meeting Management
March 5th | Communication Chronicles
March 26th | Constitutional Review
April 9th | Budget Allocation 101
April 23rd | Passing the Torch: Transitioning Club Leadership
Leadership and Social Justice Workshops
Barnard Student Life offers a series of workshops that can be facilitated for your club or organization. Please complete the form at least 2 weeks prior to the date you are requesting, and we will get back to you in 3 business days. We are here to help your organization be successful, so please take advantage of these workshops! Workshops are typically an hour and half in length. To request a workshop, please fill out the this form.
Resources and Forms
Co-Sponsorship Funding Opportunities from Barnard College
- Only student organizations recognized by Barnard and Columbia governing boards may post fliers.
- All fliers and posters (maximum paper size - 11in. x 17in.) can only be posted on designated bulletin boards around campus.
- Designated bulletin boards will include a Barnard sign indicating the space as a posting area. Posting in bathroom stalls, elevators, doors, door frames, hallways, and stairwells is prohibited.
- Blue painter’s tape is the only type of tape and/or adhesive that may be used to post fliers.
- Want to do more to advertise your event? Fill out a Social Media Advertising Request form to have your events posted on Student Life’s Facebook or Instagram page: Social Media Advertising Request Form
- Student groups must receive advisor approval at least one week prior to chalking.
- Chalking may be used to advertise events happening at Barnard.
- Chalking can occur only on sidewalks along Lehman walk and in front of the Diana Center and Altschul Hall or on sidewalk/slate in the uncovered portion of the Quad.
- Student groups must email their advisor with the following information:
- Name of group and contact information.
- Event Details: Name, Date, Time, Location.
- Planned Location and Dates of chalking (maximum three days)>
- Need chalk? Drop by the Student Life office (301 Diana) to rent a large chalk box!
- Student groups must request banner space from Student Life at least 1 week prior to event.
- Banners are posted on a first come, first serve basis.
- All banners must be reviewed by a Club advisor to ensure that all necessary event and contact information is included.
- Banner Information:
- The front of the banner must include: the name of the event, event date, event location, sponsoring student club(s), and contact information (email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
- The back of the banner must include: the name of the organization, banner coordinator contact information, club advisor, and affiliated governing board.
- Bring completed banner to Student Life by Thursday at Noon for review. You will be notified shortly after if your banner will be posted on Monday or if changes are necessary.
- If changes are needed, final banner must be submitted by Friday at noon.