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Grace College Student Senate

The Grace College Student Senate exists to serve as an avenue of communication for students to voice their ideas concerning residential and campus life to staff, faculty and administration in a Christ-like manner.

Student Senate aims to raise awareness on current events locally and worldwide, inspire students to take Christ-like action, and advocate for the well-being of the community.

Senate is comprised of elected student representatives from each class for the purpose of communication, campus unity and influencing change. Chaired by the Student Body President, Evan Kilgore, Senate is the platform to disseminate information and gather feedback from students and to help stay abreast of important matters facing the student body.

Senate Clubs

  • Accounting Club
  • Back in Five
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Graduate Student Council
  • Grace College Cinematic Conversations (GC3)
  • Investment Fund
  • Mediation
  • Oikonomia Fellowship
  • Relics
  • Stewards of Creation
  • Speak
  • Students for Life
  • The Fraternity

Student Activities Board (SAB)

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
- 1 Corinthians 10:31

SAB exists to reach out to the campus and community by providing fun and meaningful entertainment through alternative, diverse events that foster growth, relationships and unity.

How to get involved

If you are interested in working as a SAB member this year, please email Elizabeth Manko. Members have the unique opportunity to work behind the scenes to plan and execute the events for all of campus. Members meet once a week with other officers in the Student Involvement Offices in Indy Hall. Everyone is welcome to come!

Popular Events

Homecoming Banquet/Variety Show, Taco Bell Night, Cereal Bar, Olympiad, Lake Day, Taste of Warnona, and many more.


Kearstin Criswell
Activities Coordinator
Phone: Ext. 6470

SAB Officers

  • Elizabeth Manko, Director, Senior
  • Tyler Tillett, Officer, Junior
  • Dominic Kimbrough, Officer, Sophomore
  • Kim Smith, Officer, Sophomore
  • Jonah Stouffer, Officer, Sophomore

Student Publications

The Sounding Board

The Sounding Board exists to proactively engage students by publishing a newspaper with innovative and creative layout and articles that have personal and global significance and by striving for consistent, quality, God-honoring workmanship. The Sounding Board is a bi-weekly publication of Grace Student Organizations and the journalism classes at Grace College. The Sounding Board is printed in cooperation with The Papers Inc. Email The Sounding Board.

The Lowdown

The Lowdown is a weekly publication of the Student Affairs Department. The Lowdown comes out every Monday morning and keeps students up to date with the happenings on campus, from service opportunities to basketball games and from chapel speakers to SAB events and everything in between. Any department or organization can email articles to by Thursday at 3:00 p.m. for publication in the following week's Lowdown. The Lowdown editor reserves the right to decide what gets published based on what comes in first and the importance and relevance of the information to students.

Roots Magazine

Roots Magazine (formerly Heritage yearbook) produces the Grace College yearbook each semester in a magazine format. Currently at 60 full-color pages per edition, it covers major events, classes, graduation, halls and many other things that make Grace College what it is today. As always, the Roots staff is looking for volunteers who not only have a passion, but also have a dedication to remembering what has gone before. Roots Magazine exists to capture the essence of each semester in a high quality publication. We believe our magazine is more than just something you read; it is a way to relive the year.

Grace Intramural Program (GIP)

The purpose of the Grace Intramural Program (GIP) is to make intra-collegiate sports available to all students. The GIP will focus on sportsmanship over victory and encouragement of others over self-promotion. We will strive to make every student feel welcome to participate. The GIP is run in an efficient, energetic and God-honoring way. We require good sportsmanship in all situations.

Sports Played:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Frisbee
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football

GIP Handbook

Email GIP Director, Kearstin Criswell, or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6470.



Mosaic is a campus organization with a twofold purpose. First, it seeks to support intercultural Grace College students (i.e., missionary kids, military kids, international students, third culture kids, etc.) by providing opportunities to connect with other students of similar backgrounds. Second, it seeks to raise awareness and interest on Grace College campus for Global concerns and opportunities. To find out more, email the Mosaic advisor, Carlos Tellez.



SERVE seeks to inspire campus participation in God's mission of restoring humanity to its intended state of worship by providing opportunities to connect with and love their community.

Every Christian is called to be a representative of God (2 Cor. 5:20) and to practice real love (1 John 3:18).

Even though, as Christians, we are exiles in this fallen world (1 Peter 2:11), we want to seek the peace and prosperity of the city in which we have been placed by God just like He told the exiled Judah to do (Jeremiah 29:7). The Church in Acts enjoyed the favor of the people in their community and it seemed to have a direct effect on the number of those who were being saved (Acts 2:47). Giving Jesus the reputation He deserves builds trust in His message.

Join a team that consistently serves in our community (listed below), volunteer in one of SERVE’s outreach events, or be empowered and equipped to make your vision of serving a reality. For any other questions or comments, email

Serve Teams

Music at Grace

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble includes both students and community members and provides public performances several times a year.

Email Director Martin Becker or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6359 for more information about auditions and rehearsals.

Worship and Praise Bands

There are several Worship and Praise Bands that help lead the campus during chapel and at special events such as Day of Worship.

Email Kyle Brenneman for more information about auditions and rehearsals.

Lancer Pep Band

Join the Lancer Pep Band as they support Grace athletics. The Pep Band, which performs at most men's and women's basketball games, is occasionally joined by area high school pep bands. It's an exciting way to show school spirit.

Contact Advisor Eric Criss at 800-544-7223, ext. 6347 to learn more about pre-game rehearsals.

Symphony of the Lakes

The Symphony of the Lakes is a professional orchestra dedicated to bringing music of the highest quality to the people of Kosciusko County and neighboring lakes communities. Conducted by Thomas Stirling, the musical supervisor and musical director for Wagon Wheel Theatre, this year-round orchestra schedules a number of full orchestra and chamber concerts each season. Auditions are held usually once or twice a year, or as needed, for those who may wish to join the orchestra. Auditions for substitute musicians are held once every year for those who would like to be able to fill in in case of vacancies or illness within the orchestra. Tickets to all performances may be purchased online or at the Wagon Wheel box office. Symphony of the Lakes is directed by the Symphony Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Wagon Wheel board. For further details, visit the symphony’s website at, call (574) 267-8041, or check out the Symphony of the Lakes' Facebook page.

School Musicals

Musicals and student-led productions offered through the Languages, Literature, and Communication Department are opportunities for vocalists and musicians to perform as featured actors, as part of the ensemble or in the orchestra. The small, intimate setting of the Little Theater and the larger venue, Rodeheaver Auditorium, accommodates both small and large casts. There are six to eight performances of each production.

Email Professor Mike Yocum or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6113 about auditions and rehearsal schedules.

Private Lessons

Grace College has many qualified private lesson instructors from the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony and surrounding areas who provide vocal, wind, brass and string instruction.

Students interested in private lessons, including those for credit, can email Savannah Chevalier at or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6488 for assistance. Practices and performances are arranged by the instructor.

Lancer Chorus

The Lancer Chorus is open to audition to all students who enjoy singing and performing choral music. Members will explore, rehearse and perform varied types and styles of music, including choral classics, spirituals, contemporary gospel, pop, show tunes, vocal jazz and seasonal favorites. Singers will enjoy the variety, and performances will include on-campus appearances as well as opportunities in the community.

Contact Director Thomas Hall at