“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi
Established in 2004, the Penn State Council of LionHearts is an affiliate student organization and is comprised of student representatives from Penn State’s most active volunteer and community service student organizations. Generally, two representatives from each group are invited to sit on the Council. The president and primary service leader of each organization are those delegates. Previous Council members are also invited to continue to serve as emeritus leaders.
The Council of LionHearts meets weekly during the academic year in the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. In the spirit of fostering a true roundtable conversation, the Council has no formal leadership structure other than one student who is elected to serve each semester as the facilitator of the discussions. Advisement and support for the Council is provided by a Student Affairs graduate assistant, staff from Student Activities and an administrator in Student Affairs.