Student Government


Josh Fort

Graduation Year: 2016  

Detroit, MI               

Integrative Philosophy-Communication 

Position on SG:
Student Body President              

Why SG? Serving on Student Government these past two years fostered a deep appreciation for the unique opportunity to serve as a bridge between students and the administration. Wheaton is on the cusp of a lot of changes this year and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with the SG team as we represent students in the midst of the change.             

About me: I’m the fourth of five kids born to two amazing parents that I have an immense amount of respect for. I am also the fourth of the five kids in my family to attend Wheaton College (along with two god-brothers, one god-sister, and a cousin) which makes me part of a pretty large First Generation Wheaton Student Family Network (we haven’t incorporated yet).

Why Wheaton?  I know that the answer gets old at times, but I came to Wheaton because God called me here. Following an event on campus referred to as “Chapel Tweets”, I had a clearer sense of purpose as to how I could impact the campus as a student here. Going to a college where I could not only be positively impacted but also have a positive impact on the campus was important to me. So once I realized that Wheaton (like every school) was an imperfect place with unique, incredible, yet broken individuals, it increased Wheaton’s already impressive appeal. There’s a lot Wheaton has to offer in its academic rigor, brilliant professors, and gorgeous campus -- but recognizing the school’s imperfections sealed the deal for me!

What would you like to see happen as a result of being on Student Government this year?  This year, Student Government's vision is to embody Christ's love by being a proactive, hospitable, family. I would love to see the student body own their voice in Student Government this year as a result of us leaning into this vision. 

Describe Wheaton in three words:  Small, Broken, Beautiful                      

How has the Wheaton Community impacted you? The Wheaton Community has provided a very unique environment for me to explore my identity and grow more into myself. I've had an interesting journey since Freshman year. If not for both the high points and the low points, both of which largely involved interacting with students and professors, I don't think I would be who I am today. 

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