5 Reasons to Join the Student Advisory Committee

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Laura Horne
Laura Horne

Active Minds is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 term of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) through January 10. Thinking about applying? Here are 5 reasons to join the SAC:

1. Represent your peers and engage in the national conversation about mental health.

As a student-serving organization, the Active Minds national staff and Board of Directors rely on the input and recommendations of students like you. The SAC helps fulfill that role as an advisory group of student leaders across the Active Minds network, advising the national staff on decisions related to programming, marketing, student outreach, and more.

2. Help plan Active Minds’ national conference…and meet leaders in the field while you do it!

The SAC has a crucial role to play at the National Mental Health on Campus Conference every year. SAC members are involved in a variety of ways, from running events, introducing keynote speakers and participating in the Creative Programming Expo to being in charge of the chapter breakout sessions and other duties as needed.

3. Make life-long friends.

Get to know other dedicated student leaders like yourself from across the nation. Read more about how one member found her second family in her fellow SAC members.

4. Get to know the Active Minds staff & see the sights in Washington, DC.

SAC members meet in person with Active Minds staff twice a year at the Spring Leadership Retreat in Washington, DC, in March and at the national conference in November. Additionally, staff and SAC members work closely together in subcommittees throughout the year and in planning the national conference.

5. Grow as a leader and mental health advocate.

SAC members gain skills and knowledge in mental health advocacy and education by piloting programs, participating in exclusive leadership opportunities, and taking on special projects for Active Minds. Members also have an opportunity to be nominated for national awards, participate in conferences, and be highlighted by media outlets interested in Active Minds and student leaders.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to take your advocacy to the next level and apply for the SAC today!