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Council of Student Leaders

The Council of Student Leaders (COSL) was established in 2007 and has three purposes:

  1. COSL provides advice and counsel to the Vice President for Student Affairs and to the Dean of Students on matters of student concern. This advice does not replace but complements formal recommendations and official action made or taken by Northern Iowa Student Government. A portion of meeting time is devoted to providing feedback on ideas, input into decision making, or raising issues to be addressed.
  2. COSL serves as a vehicle for information sharing and support between and among key student leaders on campus. A portion of meeting time is devoted to discussion of concerns, topics, and ideas generated by members of the group. This includes sharing practical information about events and plans, as well as discussing topics of common concern to student leaders.
  3. COSL provides a mechanism for continuing professional and leadership development of its members. A portion of meeting time is devoted to learning about the University and its functioning in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of student leaders who are members.

Meetings and Events:  The Council of Student Leaders meetings will be held monthly for an hour with lunch provided.  Meetings are from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.  Dates and locations for the spring 2015 are:

February 12 (Maucker Union Oak Room)          March 12 (CME Multipurpose Room)          April 9 (CME Multipurpose Room)


Membership:  The chief executive of each of the following groups is invited to participate in COSL. The invitation is non-transferrable to another member in your organization, unless approved by the the Dean of Students.  All membership requests must be submitted to the Council of Student Leaders Graduate Coordinator.

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Black Student Union  Northern Iowa Student Government 
College of Business Presidents' Leadership Council Northern Iowan 
College of Education Dean's Advisory Council Panhellenic Council 
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council PROUD
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Advisory Council Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) Residence Hall Association
Ethnic Student Promoters  Saudi Student Club 
Freethinkers and Inquirers Service and Leadership Council
Graduate Student Advisory Board St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center
Hispanic/Latino Student Union Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Honors Student Advisory Council Student Coalition Builders
Interfraternity Council Transgenda
International Student Association  Veterans Association
Lutheran Student Center Wesley Foundation
Multicultural Graduate Student Association  

Support:  The coordinator and facilitator of COSL for spring 2015 is Kenneth Reid.  He can be reached at, Gilchrist Hall room 118, (319) 273-2332.  Kenneth Reid is a practicum student in the Dean of Students.