Campus Activity Board (CAB)
The Campus Activity Board (CAB) provides diverse quality programs that will enhance the student's educational experience.
CAB offers on-campus entertainment, cultural and arts events, student organizations and clubs, and discounted tickets to sports, arts and cultural events in the Memphis community.
At Southwest, each student taking credit courses is required to pay a student activity fee. The student activity fee provides financial support for events and programs at Southwest that enhance campus life. A portion of that fee goes to CAB.
CAB board members consider proposed events and vote to either approve or disapprove each event and its funding. At the end of each academic year, student activities will be responsible for an annual report reflecting funding distribution outcomes along with recommendations from CAB.
Student Activity Fee Budget
This is how the student activity fees are allocated:
- 57% – campus-wide programming administered by CAB
- 24% – student organization funding
- 14% – student government funding
- 5% – student newspaper
Students who take part in CAB will engage in a comprehensive training program, including team building, fiscal management and campus operations.
One CAB goal is to provide students with a competitive edge. It will be the result of skills they develop and experience they encounter in this cutting-edge program.
- Career and leadership development
- Conflict resolution development and experience
- Critical thinking development and experience
- Meeting new people of diverse backgrounds
- Making a difference in campus life
- Building networking skills with campus and community organizations
Each spring, selected members of CAB will attend APCA to assist in selecting and purchasing one professional entertainment act for each main campus.
To serve on the Campus Activity Board (CAB), you must fill out a CAB Application. In addition, all members must:
- have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average and maintain that GPA throughout their membership,
- be currently enrolled as a student,
- be in good standing with the college, and
- have earned a minimum of six semester hours.
Note: All members of the CAB must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester.
- CAB meetings will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month.
- The time for all meetings will be 3 p.m.
- Locations of the meetings will be announced.
- CAB members will survey students regarding programming needs
- CAB members will recommend a calendar of events to Student Development.
- CAB members will fairly distribute funding for quality educational, cultural and informative programs.
- CAB members will evaluate the outcomes of the CAB program on an annual basis.
- Responsibilities are subject to change at any time
Once you are a member of CAB, you will select two of these committees in which to participate:
Committee members on special events plan themed events. Members pick prizes and food, decorate and have fun. Annual events include: Welcome Back to School Bash, Club Day and Spring Fling.
Speakers and Lectures
Committee members choose National and Regional Speakers, such as James Malinchak and Joe Martin. The committee also chooses topics such as leadership and diversity.
Committee members will plan and schedule multicultural activities. The committee will also focus on themes such as: Women's History Month, African American History Month and International Day.
Catch a Rising Star (CARS)
Students on CARS choose comedians, artists/bands and entertainers, and pick fun activities such as Name That Tune and The Family Feud Game Show.
Tamera N. Hines, Coordinator
Ciara L. Shipp, Coordinator