Student Advisory Committee

Purpose

The WMCC Student Advisory Committee has been established to provide a forum for W&M student stakeholders to help the WMCC support the mental and emotional well-being of W&M students by: 1) encouraging and supporting student advocacy for campus mental health issues; 2) disseminating accurate information about personal support resources at the WMCC and in the W&M community; 3) fostering leadership skills in W&M students with interests in mental and emotional wellness; and 4) support the collaboration of student mental health and wellness organizations at W&M.

Committee Composition

It is intended for membership to consist, of students who represent a cross section of the W&M community and groups focused on health and wellness advocacy. Expected membership include representation from the Student Assembly, Greek Life, the Student Athlete Advisory Council, Health Outreach Peer Educators, Residence Hall Association, Graduate staff and Active Minds.  And “at large” student members. At large students will be recruited from and chosen from the general student population. All members will be chosen through an application process that is widely advertised to the entire student body.  

Student Membership Requirements

Students representing groups as designated members may be reappointed with approval from WMCC or new representatives may be chosen from these student groups each year. Students in “at large” positions can reapply for the next year’s committee membership.

Students will apply for council positions in the spring semester and will serve from the beginning of the following fall semester through the end of the next spring semester (1 year). Requirements for student membership are: 1) current enrollment as a W&M student 2) availability to meet regularly and manage additional co-curricular responsibilities, and 3) commitment to making a positive contribution to the resilience and well-being of W&M students. 

Application Process

Please contact the Counseling Center for additional information.