The first-year focus council operates as a special project of the executive branch of student government. It is in desperate need of reform.
According to its website, the council’s role is to “broaden members’ knowledge of student government and prepare them to take on a leadership role in the organization.”
Student government should be working to develop the skills of all freshmen involved in the organization and not just the select few on the council.
Students must apply to the committee just two weeks into the school year. Only 14 to 15 freshmen are selected for the committee.
All new members to student government would benefit from the resources and training the committee offers.