Student Council at the Universities at Shady Grove
Did you know that we have an elected student body government at the Universities at Shady Grove? Or maybe you have heard of us but still do not know what we do and what are purpose is. Well, I am here to tell you all about it. I am a member of the student council representative At-Large for University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and that means I represents students from UMES. This also means that I represent students at USG with any questions, concerns and issues they might have. USG is made up of nine Maryland institutions and each institution has two student council representatives with a total of 16 undergraduate representatives in the student council. Each student council representative is an advocate for students and encourage students to have their voices heard. As student council members, we want to make a difference and help improve student’s experiences at the Universities at Shady Grove.
History of the Student Council at the Universities at Shady Grove:
According to the Universities at Shady Grove’s Student Council Page, “The USG Student Council was established in 2002 to serve as an advocate for the USG student body. It strives to provide a forum for students to voice their concerns and to facilitate the undertaking of improvements to enhance the USG student experience in accordance with the USG Student Council By laws. Members meet on a regular basis and engage in activities to better USG, such as Town Halls, community service projects, student life activities and more.”
Mission of USG Student Council:
The mission of USG Student Council is “To serve as a student advocacy and advisory group which acts as a liaison between the students and administration of USG to communicate on behalf of the undergraduate student population. The group also serves to identify and engage in activities which enhance the student experience and are supportive of the USG community at large.”
Why You Should Run For Student Council:
As a student council representative, you get to learn the necessary leadership skills such as communication, organization, outreach and advocacy. These skills will not only boost your confidence but will enhance your leadership experience and look great on your resume. If you are interested in applying for student council, the application is up and will be advertised throughout the campus. Elections are coming and if you want to make a difference and advocate for your fellow peers, then I highly encourage running for student council. If you are interested in knowing who your representative it, here is the link to check out who represents you: https://shadygrove.umd.edu/student-services/csef/student-council/student-council-directory