Class representatives consist of three students from each class to serve as a liaison between their specific class and the staff/faculty in the college. They also help plan class-wide activities and initiatives.
Being a class representative has allowed me to help my classmates with any concerns they need brought up to instructors and faculty. The biggest highlight of serving has been advocating for improvements and helping institute changes that make a difference.
Curriculum committee representatives are students elected from each DVM class to allow for open communication of student needs within the larger faculty run curriculum committee. Representatives work with faculty to review curriculum policies and implement functional changes for the future of DVM students at Purdue. These positions allow students to take active roles in improving the quality and progression of Purdue's dynamic curriculum.
Being a Grade Appeals Representative allows students to serve their PVM family and get to know faculty here at the school. They value this position as it provides a way to practice being an impartial judge to various aspects of the curriculum.
The biological resource representatives are responsible for coordinating between the library and PVM to make sure that the resources provided by the library are helpful and complete. They meet with the biological resource committee once a year and also pass along requests and comments to the appropriate people as the representatives receive them.
Wellness Committee representatives are students elected by their classmates to serve in a role to make sure that wellness is a priority here at PVM. Some of their job duties involve:
Representatives work with faculty to arrange NAVLE (North American Veterinary Licensing Exam) review sessions for 4th-year students.