About SPB

Our History

Washington University in St. Louis’s Social Programming Board (SPB) was created in 2012. SPB is funded through Student Union, WashU’s undergraduate student government and fulfills the programming aspect of Student Union’s three-tiered mission: advocate, allocate, and program. In 2012, Student Union combined its three largest programming bodies: Team 31, The Gargoyle, and Campus Programming Council (CPC) into SPB. SPB was created to allow for more cohesive campus programming and increased campus outreach. SPB allows some of Wash U’s largest events, including WILD, comedy shows, Trending Topics, Happy Hour, and Game Days, to be planned under one collective board.

The first executive board of SPB was selected in November of 2012 and transitioned the functions of Team 31, the Gargoyle, and CPC into the new structure. In the Fall of 2019, SPB went through a major restructure, making the Vice President of Programming of Student Union the head of SPB and transitioning all major SU Programming events to the organization. SPB programming now includes: Game Days, the programming of Trending Topics, and other SU events in addition to its previous programming.

Find out more about SPB’s history and structure by taking a look at our Constitution and this diagram of our organizational structure.