Joint Student Council


The Joint Student Council maintains a platform for discussion and takes action in an effort to benefit the student body. In an attempt to manifest the will of the students, the council hears divergent positions through deliberation, and consequently founds a coherent voice. The council passes resolutions that pursue policy initiatives concerning the academic, social, and administrative interests of the students. Finally, the council sustains clear dialogue with the community in the spirit of continued positive change to our institution.

Joint Student Council 2018-2019

Name Year Position
Frank (Haotian) Zhang MARCH II  
Mira Almazrooei 5  
Parker Limon 5  
Naitian Yang 5  
Dylan Dewald 4  
Chong Gu 4  
Danny Smith 4  
David Bermudez 3  
Maksymilian Mamak 3  
Gabriella Orsi 3  
Thomas Choi 2  
Kevin Chow 2  
Tiam Schaper 2  
Rebecca John 1  
Maria Del Carmen Maldonado 1  
Tianyang Sun 1  
Name Year Position
Austin Abistado 2  
Name Year Position
Brian Frost-LaPlante 4  
Gabriela Godlewski 4  
Michael Lange 4  
Jacob Maarek 4  
Jeremiah Pratt 4  
Ariana Freitag 3  
Jack Batson 2  
Brighton Huynh 2  
Jenna Scott 2  
Alexa Jakob 1  
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.