The Mission of the Student Representative Council is to represent students to the administration, encourage relationships between students and administration and work with peers to develop disciple-leaders.
We Represent Students by:
- Sitting on and actively participating in administrative councils
- Each council member sits on at least one administrative council and represents the voice of the students in the decision-making process.
- Holding focus groups
- Under the direction of the SRC director and the Dean of Students, volunteers lead discussions with students regarding issues within the university. These discussions usually include two or three SRC volunteers and 25 students and last about 45 minutes to an hour. The results of the focus group are discussed within the SRC and reported to the Dean of Students. When necessary, they are also reported to President’s Council.
- Running surveys
- When the administration wants to know what the students think about a specific issue, we have the option to run a survey. Surveys are quick and can reach a large number of students. The results are reported to the administrative council who asked for the survey.
- Counseling with other Student Directors
- Director’s Dinner- during week 4 or 5 of the semester, the directors of all the organizations get together for a dinner and a director’s focus group.
We Encourage Relationships Between Students and Administration by Hosting:
- The Q&A with President Gilbert
- Once per semester, President Gilbert has a Q&A with both campus and online students. The Q&A is broadcasted on the school website. Questions can be asked in person or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
- The Student Leadership Forum
- Once per semester, all students in a leadership position (i.e. directors, coordinators, mangers, volunteers, student employee leads) are invited to participate in a forum with President Gilbert. During this time, he gives leadership training and provides opportunities for these student leaders to ask him questions.
- Donuts with the Dean
- This open event is held during forum hour (Thursday @ 2:00 pm) approximately once a month, where faculty and staff from around campus join with students to talk about career paths and goals in a friendly, non-formal setting. Refreshments will be provided. The goal is to give students opportunities to meet and counsel with a faculty mentor about future careers and tips for success in a casual, non-classroom setting.
We Work with Peers to Develop Disciple-leaders by:
- Providing Opportunities to lead
- With SRC, there are many ways to look outside of oneself and lead.
- Doing service projects
- Each week, SRC looks for needs around campus or in the community and seeks to help out the best way they can.
- Hosting Socials
- SRC seeks to provide opportunities for students to build friendships and socialize with other students in a fun, casual setting.
- SRC volunteers occasionally go door-to-door to spread awareness and/or invite students to get involved and participate with SRC.