Student Involvement

Office of Student Leadership & Service (OSLS)

The Office of Student Leadership & Service (OSLS) is the hub of student involvement at Emory.  From coordinating a number of strong leadership programs to Volunteer Emory, the OSLS offers many opportunities for you to find community at Emory both inside and outside the classroom.  Additionally, the OSLS advises and works with the Student Government Association (SGA) and all of the student organizations that SGA recognizes. Visit to learn more information about the many programs and services that the OSLS offers.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association ( is the voice of the entire student body (graduate and undergraduate) to faculty, administrators, and staff. SGA members are elected each spring, in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the organization.

College Council

College Council ( is a divisional council of SGA that specifically represents Emory College of Arts and Sciences students. The Council advocates on behalf of College students, makes student activity fee decisions, and recognizes student organizations that are directly associated with College students.

Student Programming Council

The mission of the Student Programming Council ( is to enrich the Emory community by providing a variety of quality entertainment for the entire university, making the Emory experience as enjoyable as possible. SPC signature events include: Homecoming Week, Fall and Spring Band Parties, Dooley's Week, and SPC with Love events!

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association ( provides guidance, education and social programming for residence hall students and the community and serves as a medium for communication among residents, administration and the community.

Barkley Forum

Barkley Forum ( is Emory's nationally ranked intercollegiate debate team and community outreach program. The forum sponsors the Emory National Debate Institute (ENDI) and the Urban Debate League (UDL), an education reform project that has served more than 40,000 students in 19 U.S. cities. The forum cofounded the National Debate Project, a program designed to implement critical thinking and advanced research skills into the national urban secondary school curriculum.

Outdoor Emory

Outdoor Emory ( allows students to participate in fun and exciting outdoor recreation and encourages appreciation of and education about the environment. Its pre-orientation trips are an Outdoor Emory tradition.

Special Interest and Activity Clubs

There are more than 375 organizations on campus recognized by the Student Government Association through which students can pursue hobbies or personal interests. These include a diverse array of religious and cultural clubs, service and social concerns organizations, and arts-entertainment and publications-media groups. Additional organizations promote activities related to academics, politics, sports, and diverse avocations. For a complete listing of student organizations, please visit or the Office of Student Leadership & Service in the Dobbs University Center.

Honor Council

The Honor Council, a body of at least ten annually appointed students, has responsibility for investigating and adjudicating all alleged violations of the Honor Code. Students found to have violated the Honor Code are subject to verbal reprimand, written reprimand, F in the course in question, suspension, dismissal, or a combination of these and other sanctions.