Mandel Council for Student Leadership

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and preserve the educational, professional and social interests of the students of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. We value leadership as an essential component of effective social work practice and strive to provide opportunities for leadership development on campus and in the community. As a representative and governing body of the students, we seek to ensure progressive relationships with the students, administration, faculty and staff of The Mandel School and Case Western Reserve University.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Starting a Student Group

Group of students standing together posing for the camera

Interested in starting a student group? Here's how:

  1. Identify four students who are willing to serve as the leaders of the group.
  2. Select a faculty advisor (preferably someone with expertise in or passion for the focus of the group).
  3. Meet with leaders and faculty advisor to create a constitution or bylaws for the group. This should include a purpose/mission, election process for leaders, and functions of the group. Please see Mandel Council constitution as an example. 
  4. Submit constitution to
  5. Mandel Council will then vote to determine whether a group will be activated.

Requesting Funds from Mandel Council

Is your MSASS Student Group interested in requesting funds from the Mandel Council? Requests for Fall 2019 funding may be made by August 30, 2019. Please see the following forms:

Email the Mandel Council

Mandel Council Constitution