Leadership education and experience are at the heart of the Webb program. We are focused on providing the preparation and support for students to learn the principles and practices of effective and honorable leadership.
Over its history, as part of this work, Webb has developed and refined the student leadership program across campus. In addition to specific roles at Webb, all seniors are considered to be role models and leaders for the school. Each student leadership position incorporates significant and specific practical responsibilities that make a real difference in the life of our school community.
Honor Cabinet & Honor Committee
Members of the VWS Honor Cabinet and WSC Honor Committee educate and inform the school community about the nature and function of the Honor Code. Both work to encourage students in their respective schools on the highest standards of personal integrity. When violations of the Honor Code occur, the Honor Cabinet and Honor Committee convene to hear such cases and to recommend appropriate responses and follow-up actions.
Student Government leads fun activities, student initiatives and works on developing school policies with students, faculty and the administration. This leadership group also focuses on encouraging positive school spirit. Students are elected to the positions of class presidents and vice presidents, and to executive offices of school presidents and vice presidents, through a process of application and speeches, followed by a student vote. Other officers may be placed in their positions by appointment. In addition to serving as members of the school-wide student government, class officers also lead their classes, hold regular class meetings, address issues of importance to the class and organize class activities.
Dormitory & Day Student Prefects
VWS and WSC Prefects are student leaders in the dorms and on campus. Through their work with the deans of students and dorm heads, Prefects foster a sense of community, plan and implement student activities, perform nightly checks in the dorms, implement residential policies, and cleanup and beautification activities. The prefect council for each school is composed of the dean of students, dorm heads and prefects. The purpose of the council is to enhance boarding and day student life through improving living conditions, sponsoring special activities, communicating issues and coordinating responses with other constituencies in the Webb community. Day Student Prefects in both WSC and VWS help to bridge the day and boarding experience and providing special support and programming for day students.
International Student Liaisons
Webb is honored to have students from approximately nineteen countries around the world. International Student Liaisons play a critical role in helping to welcome and celebrate our international students. They help plan and execute orientation programs, identify and present solutions to challenges international students face at Webb, and serve as intermediaries between faculty and students by communicating concerns or difficulties international students are facing. ISLs also work closely with the dorm council to help support international students in the residential program.
Peer Advisors serve as mentors to new students so that each new student has an automatic connection to the community. They make the first impression to new students by facilitating a group of students through the New Student Orientation Program and following their group members throughout the year, leading group discussions around a variety of health, well-being and Webb-related topics. Supporting the teachers of wellness and leading class discussions, students begin the year as participants and end the year as full instructors. The ultimate goal of the Peer Advising program is to support student health and wellness through a process of direct peer mentoring.
Admission Fellows not only give tours to prospective families, but are often called upon to tour members of our Board of Trustees, visiting heads of schools, alumni and teaching candidates. Fellows assist in the training of new Admission Fellows and play a significant role in the execution of admission events including our Parent Information Night, Discover Webb Day, Revisit Day and other events as necessary throughout the school year.
The Chapel Council organizes and leads Webb’s non-denominational chapel programs and services, an important tradition at the school. Chapel Council helps plan for speakers from both within and outside of the Webb community for Sunday Chapel with an eye toward creating a relevant and meaningful experience for the community.