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.
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.
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.