Student Leadership Whether you are looking to make an impact in the community or lead a club that matches your particular interest, there are many opportunities to take on leadership roles throughout MIT Sloan. Student Senate, the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, and club and conference leadership opportunities allow students to refine their leadership skills and experience. MIT SLOAN STUDENT SENATE A powerful force for positive change and community building, the MIT Sloan Student Senate is the school's official student government and a critical link between the student body and program management. Every MIT Sloan student is a potential senator, and we encourage you to participate even if you are not interested in the responsibility of directly holding office. By charter, the Senate advocates for the general welfare of students at MIT Sloan, working in partnership with the student body, the School’s program management, faculty, and alumni, as well as with companies who recruit at MIT Sloan and with students in affiliated programs. SENATE COMMITTEES The Senate is divided into formal subcommittees that address various issues around the school: Academic, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Clubs, OneMIT, and Sloan Experience. Several informal subcommittees usually form each year around particular student interests, and have included topics such as professional standards and career development. DEAN’S STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL The Dean’s Student Advisory Council was formed to create an open forum between the dean of MIT Sloan and students. Council members share feedback with Dean Schmittlein about a variety of projects and issues around the school. Council meetings are held monthly and focus on leadership, visibility and outreach, and alumni. STUDENT CLUB LEADERSHIP Behind every student club is a leadership committee, often elected or nominated by student peers. These student leaders organize speaking events, professional development, and conferences. Club leadership is a dynamic opportunity to sharpen leadership and management skills. A list of student clubs is available here.