Freshman Council is an exciting opportunity for new students to get involved in student leadership & student government from the very beginning of your college career! The Council holds the important responsibility of serving as a voice for the freshman class as well as helping students get involved in Union life. Members of the council will receive the exciting opportunity to plan events for the freshman class, offer resources to fellow classmates, and provide support to the Student Government Association. You will be mentored by upperclassmen serving on SGA, receive specialized leadership training by a Union staff member, and attend a leadership retreat to help you learn more about your individual strengths and those of other members of Freshman Council! More than just an opportunity to serve fellow classmates, Freshman Council offers you the opportunity to receive leadership training that will benefit you throughout your college years!
The Council consists of 15-17 members who are chosen through and application and interview process with SGA officers, mentors, and the Freshman Council advisor in early Fall. If selected, it is the responsibility of each council member to keep close relationships with their peers and listen to their concerns and suggestions. You will have a huge opportunity to make an impact on Student Life at Union.
In addition to developing close relationships with your fellow classmates, the Freshman Council has the opportunity to plan many activities, including social and service events, for the freshman class and the entire student body.
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In addition, Freshman Council elects officers from within its members, including a Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and four Senators. Each Senator will represent the Freshman Class at Student Senate and will vote on important issues that affect the class and the entire student body. The Council is also required to attend Student Senate every other week and write bills that will positively impact Union's campus.
Freshman Council applications are available during the first week of the Fall. Applications are due August 31st by 4:00 pm. Interviews for the 2012-2013 Council will begin on September 4th.
If you have any questions Freshman Council, please contact Karen Taylor (Freshman Council Advisor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.