Freshman Council acts an entry-level leadership organization at Houston Baptist University that brings together a diverse group of student leaders. The Freshman Council prepares members for further involvement in the Student Government Association, Student Programming Board, and other leadership positions on campus. Our Freshman Council invokes principles of hard work, leadership, and service to humanity. During the school year, the group meets weekly to discuss and plan events for the student body.

How To Become A Member

We accept up to sixteen incoming students to HBU every August for the following Fall and Spring semester. Look out for the Freshman Council or First Year Experience table at your GO session and Welcome Days to learn more.

Apply to be in the 2018-2019 Freshman Council Today!

  • Application Form

    Freshman Council 2018-2019 Sign Up

    Are you interested in joining a freshman-oriented organization? Apply to be in the Freshman Council today! The Freshman Council is an organization that accepts 10-16 first-year college students to design programs, events, and activities for freshman and the campus of HBU.
    • Include: why it is important to you, the years you were involved and the leadership position(s) you held
    • Include: brief description and do not disclose scholarship amounts
    • Include: HBU Activities and Campus Organizations that you are interested in - tell us why you are interested in them
    • Include: brief description and what you gained from the experience

Freshman Council 2017-2018 Executive Team


Iris Garza, International Business Major The Freshman Council President is responsible for the general oversight of the council as well as the liaison between the members of the council and the advisor.

Vice President

Matthew Campos, Mathematics Major The Freshman Council Vice President is responsible for presiding over all committees within the council as well as taking over the responsibilities of the President if they cannot fulfill his/her responsibilities for any reason.


Robyne Petitt, Education Major The Freshman Council Treasurer is responsible for overseeing all monetary transactions having to deal with the Freshman Council.


Celeste Garcia,  Pre-Engineering Major The Freshman Council Secretary is responsible for tracking minutes, keeping track of the abscenes of the council, and communication from the executive team to the rest of the council.


Ja'Lynn Manson, Psychology Major The Freshman Council Mentor is responsible for attending Freshman Council General and Executive Meetings as well as co-advising the council for all events and activities planned.

Have Questions? Email Us! 

Email us at  freshmancouncil@hbu.edu

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