Student Council - Kenmore
Bastyr's Student Council plays a key role in knitting together the fabric of campus life in Kenmore. Led by an innovative "team" structure with offices off a main campus throughway, Student Council advocates for students in all sorts of ways. Here's a look at their work.
Student Council awards venture grants to send students on learning trips that promote personal and professional growth. Students design and propose a broad array of trips that fit the mission and philosophy of the University. Recently students have studied innovative senior kitchens on Vancouver Island, herbs along the Pacific Crest Trail, and health care systems in Ireland.
Student Council houses the clubs that let students pursue and unite all kinds of interests — yoga, CrossFit, sports medicine, Naturopaths Without Borders, polar swimming, and much, much more. Here's a full list.
Student Council organizes some of the best-loved annual events on campus.
- Talent / No Talent Show gives students a chance to show off their performance skills (real or imagined) at a competitive but lighthearted show. More.
- Community Day lets the whole University set aside a day for games, artwork, conversation, children's events and other ways to celebrate the campus and clinic community. More.
- First Friday Parties give students a chance to let their hair down and get their dance on after a week of studies. Just what every hard-working student needs!
- Food for Finals ensures no one has to study on an empty stomach by providing free nourishing snacks during finals week.
Student Council oversees a budget of more than $75,000 that funds student clubs, student research, venture grant travel, guest speakers, improvements around campus, and graduation parties. Want a say in where the money goes? Join Student Council's Finance Team.
Voice for Students
Student Council ensures students have a voice among faculty and school leadership, working closely with the dean of students and communicating student interests throughout the University.
What about San Diego?
Students at Bastyr University California in San Diego are no slackers, and they wasted no time in electing a Student Council during the fall of their inaugural year. Stay tuned for more.