Student Advocacy Board (SAB)
The Student Advocacy Board (SAB) was formed in 2014 to increase the museum’s visibility on campus by encouraging student involvement, creating professional development opportunities for student interested in museum work and raising student voices within the museum.
Board members get real-life, hands-on experience in museum governance and public programming and serve as essential liaisons between the university student body and museum staff. Membership on the board is diverse with both undergraduates and graduate students coming from many departments on campus and with varying degrees of museum experience.
One of the advocacy board’s most popular annual programs is De-Stress Fest. The concept of this program is to engage students in healthy and non-traditional de-stressing techniques from around the world. Board members work with other student organizations and local community businesses to create a day-long stress-free zone in and around the museum. Activities in previous years have include guided meditation, yoga classes, Legos, Japanese Reiki, massage, petting dogs, gardening and art.
The SAB also hosts a Meet the Pros and the Pick monthly speaker series. This program gives students the opportunity to meet established museum professionals, learn the ins and outs of various jobs in the museum field and gain insights for building a successful career.
Join the SAB
Contact the museum curator
Laura McDowell Hopper