What is Student Council?

A student council is a group of students working together with an adult advisor within the framework of a constitution or by-laws to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, give opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage student/faculty/community relations.

"Student council is learning opportunity for involving young people in their own school to develop commitments to citizenship, scholarship, leadership, human relationships, and cultural values that our heritage may have even greater worth for the next generation." –Dr. Earl Reum

Student Council Values

Everything we do, every decision we make, and of course, every action we take is based on our consciously or unconsciously held beliefs, attitudes, and values. Leaders are held to a higher standard, whether it is fair or not.

Everyone’s values are different, and you have to decide where you stand. Student leaders should always be willing to evaluate their own values system.

"The size of a leader is determined by the depth of his convictions, the height of his ambitions, the breadth of his vision and the reach of his love." –D.N. Jackson