Getting involved in student government on your campus is a great way to obtain leadership experience that will serve you well as a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic. Being a student government officer, class president or a Campus Guide hones your organizational and communication skills, along with developing important lifelong leadership skills you can use in your profession as well as your community.

Davenport, Iowa, Campus Student Leadership

Student Council

This elected group represents the student body voice in school policies, activities and events. Representatives are from each class, the Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology degree program and the Graduate program, along with an executive committee (elected annually) of a president, first and second vice presidents, secretary and treasurer.

Students are also represented in decision-making bodies like the Collegial Ethics Board, Collegial Appeals Board, search committees and others. Also under the umbrella of Student Council are The Beacon student newspaper and the Curriculum and Clinic Committees. Headed by the second vice president, the Curriculum Committee deals with changes in the courses taught at Palmer, as well as strengthening teacher-student relationships. Chaired by the first vice president, the Clinic Committee acts as a link to the Clinic administration. It addresses concerns of the student interns and helps maximize the students' clinical experience. Student Council sponsors trimester blood drives, the Thanksgiving Food Drive, courtyard parties, events during Homecoming, National Board reviews and more.

Palmer Campus Guides

The Campus Guides organization was founded in 1959 by Dr. David Palmer to promote the betterment of the College and advance the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Student members volunteer their time to give tours of the Palmer campus and the historic Palmer Mansion. In addition, Campus Guides represent the College at various functions during the year, such as homecoming and graduation.

Vogt Leadership Society

The Henry C. Vogt Endowed Scholarship fund was established to recognize those leaders at Palmer College of Chiropractic who exhibited exemplary academic achievement and contributed to both Palmer and the community through extra-curricular activity participation. Upon receiving the scholarship, leaders are accepted into the Vogt Leadership Society and become distinguished representatives on campus.

San Jose, Calif., Campus Student Leadership

Associated Student Government (ASG)

The objective of the ASG is to uphold the Constitution, to promote professional integrity, to advocate the highest ideals of chiropractic, to work toward the enhancement of the students in their pursuit of excellence in the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic, to provide a forum for student opinion, and to act as a liaison between the student body, the faculty, and the administration.

Palmer Campus Guides

The Campus Guides organization was founded in 1959 by Dr. David Palmer to promote the betterment of the College and advance the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Student members volunteer their time to give tours of the Palmer campus and represent the College at various functions during the year, such as homecoming and graduation.

Port Orange, Fla., Campus Student Leadership

Class Governments

Each class elects its own officers, based on its own constitution. Classes can plan fund-raisers and social events within established guidelines. Student Services appoints a faculty member to serve as an adviser to each class to help with their activities and act as a source of information regarding College policies.

Palmer Campus Guides

The Campus Guides organization was founded in 1959 by Dr. David Palmer to promote the betterment of the College and advance the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. Student members volunteer their time to give tours of the Palmer campus and represent the College at various functions during the year, such as homecoming and graduation.

Contact Us

Davenport, Iowa, Campus
Student Services
(563) 884-5857

San Jose, Calif., Campus
Student Services
(408) 944-6020

Port Orange, Fla., Campus
Student Services
(386) 763-2724

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