HFCC Student Council Positions Available
Here’s a great opportunity for eligible HFCC students to become a representative or office member of their Student Council without having to run for election! With at least seven new seats to fill, students can skip the anxiety of the ballot process by submitting an application in order to become part of the school’s astute organization.
Applying for a position on the Student Council is a perfect chance for leadership-seeking students to become an active member in their college environment. According to Student Activities Officer Cassandra Fluker, “HFCC needs an active Student Council to serve as a voice and advocate for the students. Without it, there is a missing component to student life and students are not represented.”
The first step is filling out the application found in the office of HFCC’s Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Lisa Jones-Harris, on the fourth floor of the Administrative Services and Conference Center. Students will then have the chance to interview for the position with existing council members and advisors.
Although there are specific qualifications for the positions, they are minimal and very straightforward. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, complete a minimum of six credit hours per semester with passing grades and maintain a minimum of six credit hours in any one fall or winter semester.
This is a great opportunity to add excellent scholarly and leadership credentials to a resumé. Though there is no financial compensation for these positions, there is no mistaking the influence and firsthand involvement in decisions surrounding college life as the ultimate advantage.
As much as applicants will be providing constructive skills to the council, there are many ways this opportunity will give back. Becoming personally familiar with key members of HFCC’s faculty, administration and cabinet officials is an expected beneficial experience as council members go through their work.
Potential student members can look forward to frequent invitations to college-sponsored events and luncheons, where voicing concerns and ideas will reach the rest of the student body. And, most deservedly, after extensive but rewarding mentoring and training, members take part in an annual all-expenses-paid leadership retreat.
If you’ve ever wondered how to show your appreciation to the school by offering your thoughtful views and services, then don’t let this offer slip by. The application deadline for these vacancies is February 18.
With interviews taking place February 21 through February 25, and announcements of appointed members the following week, by the beginning March you could be a representative making a difference in your college community and impacting student life on campus.