What is the Student Advisory Board?

The Student Advisory Board meets monthly with the Director of the Center for Counseling and Wellness (CCW) to provide observations, suggestions, and insights related to mental health at Calvin University. In addition, board members actively participate in working groups that provide peer mental health education, events, and support on Calvin's campus.

The Student Advisory Board is comprised of approximately 10 current Calvin students each year and has been in existence since 2017. Examples of working group projects to-date include tabling, marketing, presentations, stigma reduction, peer listening, social media, and wellness activities.

What is expected?

Board members commit to the following:

  • Attend all board meetings (Thursdays 4-5:00pm, once monthly, director-led)
  • Attend all working group meetings (Thursdays 4-5:00pm, twice monthly, student-led) to plan mental health initiatives
  • Actively participate in the planning, marketing, and execution of 3 mental health initiatives for Calvin University over the course of the academic year

How do I apply?

Students representing the diversity of the Calvin student body (majors, years of study, race, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, etc.) are sought for the board. Interested students are invited to complete the online application below, and professors/staff can also submit student nominations. Selected students will be interviewed by the CCW director for consideration.

Apply to become a member Nominate a student

Questions? Please contact the Center for Counseling and Wellness at counseling@calvin.edu or 616-526-6123.

SAB Through the Years