Frequently Asked Questions
- What is SBA? How does it work and what do officers and representatives do?
- How do I contact my SBA Representative?
- I have a really great idea about how to make life Lewis & Clark better – who do I talk to?
- I have a comment or a concern about my classes or curriculum, is there someone I can talk to?
- How do I run for an SBA position?
- I’m a first year student – can I participate in SBA?
- How do I find out when and where the next SBA event will take place?
- I’d like to submit an announcement, how do I go about doing that?
- I ride my bike/take the shuttle to school every day, and I have a comment or a suggestion I’d like to make.
- I would like my organization to receive funding from the SBA, how do I do that?
- I’m in a student organization, and we would like to put on an event. Who do we talk to? Is there any special procedure we need to follow?
- We’d like to serve beer or wine at our club event. Can we do that?
- How do I get in touch with Dean Robert Klonoff, Dean and Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, or Martha Spence, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Admissions?
What is SBA? How does it work and what do officers and representatives do?
SBA is a student-governed organization that acts in several roles on the Lewis & Clark Law School campus. We make sure that the opinions and concerns of the L&C student body are heard by the faculty and staff by acting as a liaison via our many committees and board representatives. We keep up on current events happening around campus, and give the students information they need on changes and events in our community. We also organize awesome events to help students socialize and relax. Check out our Event Calendar to see what’s coming up next from the SBA and to make sure that you get your well-deserved break from the rigors of law school. Taking some time out to have fun is important, too!
How do I contact my SBA Representative?
Every SBA representative is happy to answer any questions you might have, or chat with you about your experience at Lewis & Clark. It’s what we’re here for. Just head over to the SBA Officers and Reps page to get contact information for anyone in the SBA. You can also look for us at our office, which is located at Gantenbein, where we keep an open door- just stop by!
I have a really great idea about how to make life Lewis & Clark better – who do I talk to?
We have several committee representatives who work specifically on various aspects of the Lewis and Clark Community and they would love to hear your opinions on how to meet the needs of the ever-changing student body at Lewis & Clark. Please speak up any time you have something to say- we will be sure to listen! Openness and communication is what SBA is all about. To get your opinions heard, first, look at our Officers and Reps page to see which SBA member to talk to about your issue. If you’re still unsure of who to contact, email the President, Dewey Fowler, at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll help you find an answer.
I have a comment or a concern about my classes or curriculum, is there someone I can talk to?
Yes! We actually have several committees dedicated to academics at Lewis & Clark. If your question is about a course you are currently taking, ideas on how to make a course better, or a suggestion for a course you would like to see, contact the Curriculum Committee Representatives Erika Doot (email@example.com) or Aaron Stark (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have something you’d like to say about a faculty or staff member, get in touch with the Faculty Committee Representatives, Michael Schaefer (email@example.com), or Jay Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How do I run for an SBA position?
Elections for all positions take place every year right before spring break. Keep your eyes peeled for self-nomination forms appearing in early spring, and check out our webpage on Elections for more information on how to participate.
I’m a first year student – can I participate in SBA?
Yes! First year elections are held every fall for the positions of Pod Representatives and Transfer Student Representative. This is a great opportunity to get involved with SBA early and to contribute to the Lewis and Clark community. Contact Internal Vice President Lissette McIlmoil for more information on how to run for first year positions at email@example.com, or head over to the Elections portion of our webpage. Also, feel free to get involved with our committees, including Student Life, The Fine Print Newsletter, or the Co-Sponsorship Committee.
How do I find out when and where the next SBA event will take place?
Look at our Calendar of Events to make sure you’re up on what is going on around campus. Be sure to watch your email for our daily announcements, and also check out postings around campus.
I’d like to submit an announcement, how do I go about doing that?
Click on the link to submit an announcement at our home page. Include the headline of the event, and a description of the event. Make sure to send your announcement request by 5PM if you want the announcement to go out the next day.
I ride my bike/take the shuttle to school every day, and I have a comment or a suggestion I’d like to make.
Lin Thunder (firstname.lastname@example.org) is our Transportation & Safety Committee Representative, he can tell you anything you need to know about biking to school, how the shuttle bus works and can voice your individual concerns at the regular Transportation & Safety Committee meetings to help meet the needs of the bicyclists and bus-goers of the student body.
I would like my organization to receive funding from the SBA, how do I do that?
To receive SBA funds, your group must meet the following criteria:
(1) Your group must have open membership to all students and non-students who contribute to the group’s goals and objectives;
(2) Have leaders who are selected by voting student group members
(3) Have policies created and implemented by the group’s members
(4) Disburse funds received from SBA per decision of the group’s members
(5) NOT use funds for personal gain
(6) Must not discriminate
Contact Manohar Sukumar (email@example.com), the SBA treasurer, for more information.
I’m in a student organization, and we would like to put on an event. Who do we talk to? Is there any special procedure we need to follow?
As you know, space on campus is limited. Inquire about reserving a room with the events co-ordinator, Linda Lopeman, who can let you know if your event conflicts with any other events happening at the school. For more information, visit the room request site: Event Forms.
We’d like to serve beer or wine at our club event. Can we do that?
Yes – many campus events serve beer or alcohol. See Linda Lopeman, Events Coordinator, to plan your event.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-768-6899.
How do I get in touch with Dean Robert Klonoff, Dean and Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, or Martha Spence, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Admissions?
They have readily available office hours and are always open to meeting with students. Their offices are located on the top floor of the LRC. Dean Klonoff’s office is located in room 319 and his email is email@example.com. Dean Spence’s office is located in room 313A and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.