The UVU Student Service Council exists to plan, coordinate, and implement service projects and programs for UVU students. All Service Council programs are led by students for the benefit of the local community. By participating as leaders in the Service Council, students learn to identify community needs and assets, plan meaningful service, and enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills.
The Service Council is an integral part of the UVU Volunteer & Service-Learning Center. One of the main goals of the Center is to plan and participate in activities that build and strengthen the community, and the Service Council is one of the ways that the Center is able to achieve that goal. In the Center, full-time staff, work-study students, service leaders, and volunteers work side by side to provide enriching opportunities for students to become engaged in community life.
Prior to fall 2003, student service on campus was housed in two different offices and led by two different students. The UVUSA Service President worked as part of the Independent Branch of student government and reported to the Student Body President. The Service President worked in the V&SL and reported to the coordinator of that office. Each of these positions worked hard to involve more students in the community, but too often their efforts were duplicated. In March 2003 these two positions were combined into what is now the position of Service President. The Service President still works with the Student Body President and the Independent Branch of UVUSA, acting as a voting member of the Student Council. The Service President works to involve as many people as possible through student government as well as through the Center’s resources. This new model works to more effectively involve students in community outreach.
Among other things, the Service Council is responsible for successfully implementing all assigned projects and programs in a given school year. The service president works to support and encourage his/her student coordinators, who in turn help their program directors develop the skills and find the resources they need to plan their service.
The Service Council comprises five core positions: the Service President and five Student Coordinators. The UV Mentor representative serves on the council as a liaison between the Service Council and UV Mentors. The Publicity Coordinator's main purpose is to develop publicity for the Service Council's programs. Each Student Coordinator oversees a number of Program Directors, who in turn plan and run service projects and programs. Program Directors report to their Student Coordinators, and all Student Coordinators report directly to the Service President. The Service President has a dual reporting line to both the Center and the Student Body President. The Service President, Student Coordinators, Program Directors, and Publicity Coordinator all receive a leadership scholarship. For more information on the scholarship amount please review the Service Council position descriptions.
**Please note that if you apply for and are selected for the Service Council President Position, you will be required to attend the UVUSA retreat May 1-3, 2013 AND ULA May 15-17, 2013.**