Are you thinking about applying for student council, but are not sure what to expect? Adam Morton, President of Tyndale University College Student Association (TUSCA), shares his student council experience.
Why did you join student council?
I joined council because I saw the events they hosted in my first two years at Tyndale, and I really wanted to be a part of that planning process. I had some ideas for different events that I wanted to see come to life.
Applying for Student Council was a little intimidating at first (mostly because the only one-on-one meeting I ever had with my interviewers Shannon and George was about the number of noise complaints my roommate and I had accumulated on residence). Once the interview started, all of the tension went away.
Has the student council experience met your expectations?
Totally. I had fun as a program chair coming up with crazy ideas for events and loved being a part of the planning process.
What is your favorite part about being on student council?
Hehe, knowing all the exciting secrets about upcoming events before the rest of the school knows. It’s quite thrilling, actually.
Has being a part of the team taught you anything about yourself?
It’s taught me that I cannot do everything by myself and must rely on others (especially when planning events or taking care of administrative stuff). There were many times when I couldn’t think of a “fun and creative” idea, so I’d speak with a fellow council member and we always came up with something together.
What would be one piece of advice you have for someone who is interested in joining student council?
Keep God as your highest priority. Seriously. I’m not saying that magically makes everything easier and stress-free, but having a solid foundation of prayer and devotion will ensure that when everything else around you is stressful, your feet will stand firm on your relationship with God.
BA Human Services – Social Service Work Track