Yesterday, the newly elected members of Washington University’s College Council met together for the first time at Super Assembly. The councils from all ten residential colleges met in the Mudd Multipurpose Room to get acquainted with one another and to familiarize themselves with the format of a typical assembly meeting. Attendees dressed in business casual clothing and enjoyed snacks while the executive members of CS40 introduced themselves and discussed their roles.
As a meeting icebreaker, students were asked to answer three questions on a card:
1. If you could have your own yacht, what would you name it?
2. What are you most excited about in CS40 this year?
3. If you could plan any kind of event, what would it be?
After answering these questions, students were encouraged to switch cards with others and introduce themselves. At the end of the session, everyone had someone else’s card, and a few individuals shared what they had learned about their new acquaintances. Some of the event ideas included a South 40-wide scavenger hunt, a volleyball tournament, and a mixer with Fontbonne.
Each college council consists of a president, vice president, public relations chair, treasurer, Ursa’s representative, Eco representative, college council representatives, and assembly representatives. A college council is responsible for putting on all sorts of events for their residential college, whether they are celebrating a specific holiday or are providing a study break for their residents after a large exam. College councils are also encouraged to co-program events with other councils, and in the spring all ten residential colleges compete against one another in the Residential College Olympics. The councils are a great way for underclassmen to get involved in student leadership and to plan exciting events for themselves and their friends!
The executives and chairs of CS40 and the members of College Council will be attending a leadership retreat this weekend from Saturday, September 20th to Sunday, September 21st. For more information about College Council and Congress of the South 40, visit the new website (designed by Director of Public Relations Sarah Mitrano) at www.CS40.wustl.edu.