The Student Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) is a representative body of student athletes in the 10-12 grades at Harvard-Westlake School (HWS). The mission of the council focuses on three areas:

  1. The Student Athlete Leadership Council is the official representation and advocate for the student athlete population to the faculty, staff and administration.
    1. Student athletes are invited to solicit the assistance of SALC when confronted with academic/athletic/performance conflicts
    2. SALC may mediate disagreements between student athletes and teachers/coaches
    3. SALC provides suggestions on how to successfully navigate Harvard-Westlake as an athlete
  2. The Student Athlete Leadership Council encourages athletic participation and support from the student community.
    1. SALC sponsors a program each season (fall, winter, spring) in an effort to raise awareness about the sport to the school community
    2. SALC makes recommendations to fans for appropriate behavior at athletic contests
    3. SALC investigates ways to communicate athletic news to the school community
  3. The Student Athlete Leadership Council partners with the Athletic Department to provide student athletes with the best athletic experience possible. 
    1. SALC provides suggestions to the Athletic Department on improvements that can be made to the student athlete experience at HWS
    2. The Athletic Department consults with SALC when changes are made that will affect the student athlete experience

Membership and Meetings

  • One member from each team is nominated by their Program Head and inducted by the athletic administration to serve a term of one school year.
  • Meetings are held monthly.
  • Council members that miss more than two meetings per athletic season can be dismissed from the council.