Board of Visitors – How to Apply


The candidates will be evaluated on leadership involvement, academic record, ability to work with administrators and faculty, and ability to represent a broad range of student interests. The selection of student representative is based on merit, without regard to age, color, disability, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status.

For specific eligibility requirements, see the application in GobblerConnect.

Length of Appointment

Board of Visitors student representatives serve a one-year term from July 1 to June 30.


The board of visitors is mandated to meet at least once during the school year, but usually meets four times during the academic year in August, November, March, and June. The rector, or chairman, of the board of visitors appoints each student member to serve on one of the committees of the Board of Visitors.

Both student representatives also serve as ex-officio voting members on the Commission on Student Affairs. They are also members of the Order of the Gavel.

Frequently, the president or provost will ask one or both of the student representatives to serve on a specific task force or search committee in which they are asked to give student input. It is also necessary for the student representatives to maintain constant contact with administration, including the president and provost, as well as with the students of the university.

It is also important that the student representatives assist others in becoming educated about the position and to encourage others to become future applicants.