|Student Government provides Marlborough students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills. The Student Body Officers, together with the Middle School President, Middle School Vice President/ Secretary, Class Presidents and Vice Presidents, provide leadership to the entire student body. They organize a wide-range of School-wide activities including fun days, stress relievers, and community service projects. Additionally, they serve as a forum for student issues and concerns, and as representatives of the School for special occasions. Middle and Upper School Councils focus on issues and projects concerning their respective divisions.|
The mission of Marlborough School’s Student Government is to emphasize ethics and integrity, encourage school spirit within and among classes, serve as a liaison between students and faculty, and enhance the quality of education by involving the student body in activities, athletics, and programs in the community that build citizenship and encourage self-esteem.
Students who wish to run for office must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 including academic, art, and physical education classes. Students may use first semester or third quarter grades to calculate their GPA. Elections begin after course selection in April and conclude by mid-May. Incoming 7th Graders are represented by elected 8th Graders until the class elects its own officers after the end of Quarter 1. See Marlborough School Student Government Constitution for more details.
Guidelines for Election Speeches
Qualified candidates give election speeches outlining their goals and motivations to the student body or their class depending on the office for which they are running. There is no other campaigning allowed. Speech presentations are limited to three minutes unless otherwise instructed and must be tasteful in both content and production. Election speeches must employ appropriate language and avoid references to alcohol, drugs, personal attacks on students, teacher or groups, sexual innuendoes, racial slurs, and debasement of women or men. Any reference, direct or indirect, to an individual or individuals associated with Marlborough must have the individual(s)’ written consent.
Student Government Councils
The Student Body Council includes Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Assembly Coordinator, Athletic Representative, Performing Arts Representative, Visual Arts Representative, and Community Service Representative; and the Middle School President and Vice President/Secretary.
Middle School Council includes all Middle School class officers, and the Middle School President and Vice President/Secretary.
All-School Council includes all members of class councils, Student Body Officers, and Middle School President and Vice President/Secretary.
Core Council includes Student Body Officers, Middle School President and Vice President/Secretary, and Class Presidents and Vice Presidents.
Class Councils: For 8th-12th Graders, and second semester 7th Graders, class councils include President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Athletic Representative, Fine Arts Representative and Community Service Representative. For first semester 7th Grade, class council includes 7th Grade Representative, Athletic Representative, Fine Art Representative, and Community Service Representative (members of 8th Grade, elected by their own class the previous spring).