Student-elected representatives on both DePauw's Alumni Board and its Board of Trustees are meant to represent the student body of the University, although they are alumni when their terms commence. One member is elected each year from the senior class for each board, and terms are for three years.
The Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Directors made up of 55 members nominated and selected to represent the more than 35,000 alumni living nationally and internationally. The primary committees of the Board of Directors reflect the activities of the Alumni Association: Admission, Development, Career Services, Regional Programs, and Student Engagement. Student-elected Directors often serve on the Student Engagement committee in representing students and making the board aware of student concerns and issues, but may serve on any committee. Student-elected members have the same right to attend meetings, to participate, to vote, to make motions, and to be counted in determining a quorum as all other members of the Board of Directors. The Alumni Board meets 2 times a year, generally in October (to coincide with Old Gold Weekend) and in June (Alumni Reunion Weekend) on DePauw's campus.
Board of Trustees Student-Elected Member:
DePauw's Board of Trustees has ultimate oversight over the mission and vision for the University. Working closely with the President and Cabinet, members of the Board play an integral role in providing oversight and input regarding the University's large scale programmatic goals and its financial and physical resources. Much of the Board's work is carried about by its primary committees: Student Life and Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, Advancement and Alumni Relations, Business and Financial Affairs. Student-elected members have the same right to attend meetings, to participate, to vote, to make motions, and to be counted in determining a quorum as all other members of the Board of Trustees. The trustees meet three times a year, twice on campus (in October and May) and once off-campus for a retreat (in February). The University pays for travel and accommodations for student-elected trustees.