Council Leadership


First-Year Council was created by the Government of the Student body in 1996 due to the overwhelming desire of the first-year class to form a distinct and unifying voice on the Iowa State University campus. First Year Council (originally known as “Freshmen Council”) is dedicated to the task of educating, supporting and representing the first-year class, as well as preparing them for future leadership roles at Iowa State University and beyond.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File First_Year_Council_Constitution_2023.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Sponsored

Membership Information

Student Members 15
ISU Members 0
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Not set
Allowed Officers Officers are selected in late fall for the following spring-fall term. Officer positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Campus Relations, Social Justice Chair, Public Relations Chair and more!
Membership Qualifications Required to be a general member of the Council before applying to be an officer.
Membership Restrictions Must be a First-year student.
Elections/Selection General Member application at the beginning of each semester. New Co-Chairs and Executive Board selected at the end of the fall semester.
Meetings General meetings are Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Room 3580 of the Memorial Union.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

General meetings are broken into 3 separate parts. Officer Updates, where the Exec Board and Committee Chairs give quick updates on Council business, Committee time, where each Committee works on their projects, and large group time where the whole Council works on the larger initiatives that the council takes.

Description of Special Events

First-Year Council puts on the events of Jingle Jog in the fall/winter and Volleybrawl in the spring. The Jingle Jog is scholarship run for Andy Albright, a former member of First-Year Council who tragically passed away. Volleybrawl is a tournament played with a large volleyball played in the spring.