The Arts and Sciences Student Council serves as the voice of the undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. As the liaison between the students and the faculty, the Council’s primary goal is to foster an atmosphere of learning that places students first. Through student programming, interaction with administration and faculty, and the promotion of the College’s student organizations, the Council strives to enrich the experience of Arts and Sciences students. The Council also stresses service to the University and to the surrounding community.
Join CAS Student Council
- Must have completed 12 hours at OSU
- Must be a full-time student in the College of Arts & Sciences
- Must have and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.00
- Must be able to attend meetings which are every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Freshman Student Council
Freshman Student Council is made up of 20 freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences. These freshmen are given the opportunity to create awareness for other freshmen in the college about the opportunities they have. They are also able to get an understanding of what Arts and Sciences Student Council does and how they can contribute to the organization. Freshman Student Council is responsible for determining their community service involvement. The Freshman Student Council class of 2008-2009 worked on creating their own bylaws so that future freshman student council groups would know and understand the requirements they are to uphold.
Advisor — Tracy Gustafson
President — Danya Brewer
Vice President — Zach Kensinger
Secretary — Caroline Sanders
Treasurer — Rachel Higgins
Awards, Recognition, & Banquet Chair — Jaycee McCoy
Activities Chair — Samantha Homann
Activities Vice-Chair — Savanah Martin
Public Relations Chair — Nicole Mackey
Philanthropy Chair — Ashley Kendrick
Freshman Student Council Coordinators — Nicole Clapp & Nathan May
Top Ten Senior
Ten students are chosen in the spring semester through an application and interview process. All seniors in the college are eligible. The applications are graded based on grades and overall involvement in the college and on campus. After narrowing down applicants, students and faculty interview those selected to select the Top Ten seniors. The students are honored at the Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.
Dan Wesley Award
This award recognizes one outstanding junior in the area of academics and university involvement. This award is determined by an application in the spring semester. The award recipient is invited to become a member of the Arts and Sciences Student Council. The Dan Wesley award recipient is also recognized at the Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.
One club within the college is honored with this award each year. Each club is asked to submit an application in the spring including the purpose of the organization and a list of activities they host throughout the year. In addition to the application, clubs may also submit published articles, fliers and/or newsletters. The Outstanding Club is selected by a student council committee and is also recognized at the Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Nominations for this award are generated each spring by the student council. The council designates three nominees and those selected are asked to submit an application. From there, a student council committee selects the teaching assistant that they feel has positively influenced the lives of their students in a beneficial way. The award recipient is recognized at the Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.
Professors are nominated for this award by student council members each spring. The council designates three professors those selected are asked to submit an application. The professor must be full-time. The student council committee selects the outstanding professor based on their achievements, research involvements, and impact on their students. The Outstanding Professor is also recognized at the Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.