A Note from the Student Organization

By John Carlson '14, Student Organization President

Webb students are accustomed to hitting the ground running at the start of every semester, ready and eager to take on the challenges of the coming year. The officers of the Student Organization feel that we should take the same approach to our elected positions, and we’ve already had our fair share of challenges to break us in. We’ve got an all-star team working hard at making this next year something great, and I’m happy to say I’m confident in their abilities to deliver. Here are a few of our biggest undertakings, which have already begun to take form:

Increased Community Service

Whether volunteering for the Ronald McDonald Foundation or strapping on boots and repairing houses damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Webbies have always shown a tremendous propensity for selfless action. Volunteer work is not only a chance for us to give back to the community but also gives also an opportunity us a chance to experience that “outdoors” thing people from the real world always talk about. Provided we can tear enough people away from their work, I hope that the Webb student body will experience an increase in volunteer activities in the coming year.

Student Leadership

The current Student Organization structure allows for 24 elected leadership positions, which translates into roughly 30% of the student population. On top of that, clubs, groups, and events can be initiated by any student at any time, provided he or she can find enough likeminded individuals to participate.  Needless to say, leadership opportunities are abundant for anyone who wants to seize them. That being said, it is my hope that we will inspire further student initiative to continue and amplify this unique aspect of Webb culture. The Leadership Committee will lead the charge on this front, and the Student Organization will lend its full support.

Focus on Student Responsibility

Webb is a unique place that grants its Student Organization an unprecedented level of autonomy when compared to other schools. As such, it is our sworn responsibility to uphold the reputation of both Webb and our student body in our actions and attitudes. We will be working tirelessly to ensure that every student at Webb is afforded an opportunity to be comfortable, happy, and most importantly safe during their time here. Furthermore, it is paramount that students are reminded that we are a family and we exist to look out for one another. My favorite aspects of Webb have always been its atmosphere and close relationships, and I want to make sure every student is given the same opportunity.