The Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of Meadville Lombard students elected yearly by their colleagues to represents the interests of currently enrolled students in the following roles: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as representatives for New Students, International Students, Part-Time Students, MDiv Students, MALS Students and the Meadville Lombard Board of Trustees. SAC also elects two Good Officers who are available to assist students with sensitive conflict resolution issues and make referrals to chaplain or other counseling services when appropriate.
SAC is run by students, for students, and is dedicated to helping every student have the best possible learning experience at Meadville Lombard, by ensuring that student voices are represented in the programming, policies and operation of the school. Whether an issue is initiated by students or by the administration, SAC provides a forum through which all can work collaboratively to maintain Meadville Lombard’s position as a world-class learning environment. In addition to participating in the Meadville Council, SAC makes recommendations and participates in decision-making on issues of student safety and well-being, academic policies, financial aid, admissions and recruitment, scheduling and facilities. SAC also organizes and manages a buddy system for new students, coordinates worship and student programming during intensives, operates a hardship grant program for students in need and manages the student activities fees budget.
Any student in good academic standing is eligible to run for SAC office. SAC meetings, minutes and records (except those containing confidential or individual student information) are open to all students.