ivy council PROGRAMS
From the annual Ivy Leadership Summit to the Ivy publication, Ivy Inspire.
National Student Leadership
The Ivy Leadership Summit (ILS) is an annual two-day conference hosted by the Ivy Council to bring together students from the eight Ivy League universities along with leaders from the business, government, academics, and non-profit sectors of society. The conference is usually held in the fall and its location is rotated each year through the campuses of the schools in the Ivy League.
Click here to see photos from the 2017 Ivy Leadership Summit, hosted at Princeton University!
Collegiate Policy Change
The Ivy Policy Conference (IPC) is an annual conference hosted every spring by the Ivy Council. IPC emphasizes in-depth, candid conversation on public policy solutions to the social, intellectual, political, and cultural issues facing today’s college students. Ivy League schools take turns hosting IPC on their respective campuses.
Click below to read the policy reports from the past 4 conferences!
Ivy-China, Ivy-Russia, Ivy-Middle East, Nobel Peace Laureates World Summit, United Nations Youth Assembly
In May-June 2008, then-President Bing Chen (Penn '09) and then-VP External Affairs Sue Yang (Columbia '10) facilitated two dozen student government Presidents and student journalists to travel to Beijing, Wuhan, and Shanghai for the first Ivy League student delegation through mainland China. The American students held a dialogue with their Chinese peers on international student relations at Peking University, and met with Chinese leaders.
The American students held a dialogue with their Chinese peers on international student relations at Peking University, and met with Chinese leaders. Currently, the Ivy-China program is in its seventh year, and has brought a delegation of 8 Chinese students from the top universities in China, who visited the Ivy League Universities and continued with the goal of international cultural exchange. The program has also seen expansions to Europe and the Middle East.
Ivy Inspire, Ivy Council National Newsletters, Ivy Council Local Newsletters
IVY COUNCIL NEWS
Recent updates from the Ivy Council's own publication, the Ivy Inspire.
Meet THE 2018-19 Ivy council EXECUTIVE BOARD
The IVC Executive Board runs the day-to-day national operations of Ivy Council and are elected by members from all 8 Ivy League schools.
Vice President of Finance
University of Pennsylvania
IVC Executive Board
Meet THE ivy conference executive directors
The executive directors oversee their respective IVC conferences throughout the academic year.
Timeline of ivy council
Check us out through the years - more to be coming soon!
Ivy COuncil conferences
The Ivy Council hosts semi-annual conferences where student leaders gather to research and seek solutions to issues of the day at their schools, across the Ivy League, or to student populations as a whole. Recent issue topics have included affirmative action in admissions, post-season football, the drug-free provisions in higher education legislation, climate neutrality and fuel emissions. Ivy Council Conferences are important learning experiences for everyone who attends. Each gets to enjoy the vastly different physical environments of the host schools, while taking from the depth of expertise that is shared among participants.
Delegates and observers arrive at the Conference site on Friday night. A grand gathering takes place at the opening. The weekend that follows provides more formalized events that encourage the sharing of ideas, while providing social events to help build lasting relationships. On Saturday, the attendees get down to business, spending many hours in discussion sections. Topics are determined in advance by the Steering Committee; past topics have covered a wide range of issues facing higher education, including academic affairs, alcohol use and abuse and socially aware university investment and divestment. Each school comes prepared with researched information about how each issue is addressed on its campus. All benefit from hearing other perspectives and new ideas; solutions are developed as a result. Session minutes are combined with that background information and a conference booklet is created and distributed to each delegation. This provides each student government with a tool for further addressing the issues discussed. Moreover, Conference materials are posted online in the Student Government Forum and Policy Database to encourage further discussion and archived information sharing. Such documents are accessible to all Ivy League students, not just Ivy student government leaders and members.
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