Student Foundation

Who We Are

Student Foundation serves as a link between students, staff, faculty, and administration at Southwestern. 

Student Foundation strives to engage the campus community in promoting the University through support of University events and programs. 

Activities

Student Foundation takes initiative to develop programs that encourage campus community and open dialogue among students, faculty, staff and the administration. Members also represent and assist with annual University activities and programs, including:

  • Orientation Week Events
  • Homecoming and Reunion Weekend
  • SING!
  • Family Days
  • Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture
  • Commencement
  • Other Special University Events (e.g., anniversaries, Board of Trustee meetings/events, etc.)

Learn more about Student Foundation by reaching out to one of our current members.

Membership

Student Foundation maintains a membership of up to 40 students. Any Southwestern student may apply to become a member of Student Foundation. All current members must meet the following criteria to remain active.

Current Membership Standards:

Members must be enrolled at Southwestern University for the current academic semester.

Members maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average each semester.

Members are in good standing with Southwestern University - Office of Student Life verifies this with their records.

Members have a genuine commitment to the welfare of the University, leadership potential, effectiveness in meeting people, maturity, responsibility and time to actively participate in the organization’s activities.

Members must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of community service per academic semester.

The Executive Board reviews all current members qualifications to ensure membership standards are maintained in order to uphold the standards of the organization.

To inquire about membership, please contact the Chair of Student Foundation or the Adviser of Student Foundation. More information and Contact information can be found in the right column of this page.

2020 Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides leadership, sets goals, and delegates authority and responsibility to other Student Foundation members. Members are divided into committees that oversee detailed planning of Student Foundation activities and initiatives. The Office of University Relations - Alumni and Parents works closely with and advises Student Foundation.

  • Jayden Hughes, Co-Chair
  • Tanmai Korapala, Co-Chair
  • Alexis Fortes, Spring Membership Chair
  • Dianna Starr, Fall Membership Chair
  • Sarah McGinn, Public Relations Chair 
  • Madison Delmer, SING! Chair
  • Ashton Eggers, Homecoming Chair
Student Foundation Advisor

Becky Rodriguez
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Office: 512-863-1482