Washington University in St. Louis’ 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 WashU’s largest events, including WILD, comedy shows, Happy Hours, concerts, film screenings, and other special events 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.