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Division of Student Affairs

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
COSL meets monthly for an hour over lunch (provided). Meetings are noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Piazza Dining Center Meeting Room.

In addition, there are two major events annually for COSL members:

President's Year-End Dinner, mid-April at the President's House
Leadership Recognition Reception, late-April
The chief executive of each of the following groups is invited to participate in COSL. The invitation is extended to the individual, and is not transferable to other members of the group without agreement of the Vice President. Changes in the membership may be made from time to time by the Vice President:

American Humanics
Black Student Union
Campus Ministries
College of Business President's Leadership Council
College of Education Dean's Advisory Council
College of Humanities and Fine Arts Dean's Advisory Council
College of Natural Sciences Dean's Advisory Council
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Advisory Council
Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS)
Ethnic Student Promoters
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Ally Union (GLBTAU)
Graduate Student Advisory Board
Hispanic/Latino Student Union
Honors Program Advisory Council
Interfraternal Council
International Student Association
Maucker Union Advisory Board
Minority Graduate Student Association
Northern Iowan
Northern Iowa Student Government
Panhellenic Council
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Residence Leadership Council
Saudi Student Club
Student Admissions Ambassadors
Student Athlete Advisory Council
Summer Orientation Staff
UNI Green Project
WRS Sport Clubs