Student engagement is a central feature of our program. Students have the unique ability to shape the MSTP by working closely with leadership to evaluate its activities and develop initiatives to meet changing student needs. Students can assume formal leadership roles within the MSTP through one of the following groups:
- The Student Council consists of elected student leaders who meet regularly with program directors and staff to share student concerns and discuss program-related matters. The Student Council co-chairs oversee and coordinate the Council's responsibilities, which include (but are not limited to): brainstorming programming for the annual Student-Faculty Retreat; organizing surveys and other student initiatives to gather student feedback related to the program; and developing student wellness initiatives.
- The Diversity and Inclusion Committee meets monthly with program leadership to advise on matters related to diversity and inclusion and to assist with initiatives to promote a culture of equity and inclusion within the program and the University at large.
- The Admissions Task Force is a student-led committee that works closely with our Chair of Admissions and our Admissions Committee. The group assists with recruitment activities and participates in the annual review of the MSTP interview and admissions process.
A description of some of the initiatives these committees have helped develop can be found below.