Division Student Representative Network (DSRN) Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Student leadership within APA divisions and APAGS is of strategic benefit to the APA organization as a whole. Strong student leaders involved throughout the organizational structure promote and build a strong future professional membership base. Student participation in leadership positions facilitates leadership skill development such that when these students are eligible for full membership they will be better prepared to become the APA leaders of the future. Thus, there shall be an American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Division Student Representative Network (DSRN) whose mission shall be to:

  • Promote student leadership within APA divisions.

  • Connect the student leaders of APA divisions with APAGS and with each other.

  • Provide a forum to address the challenges involved in student leadership while aiding in the development of leadership skills.

  • Focus on student specific issues such as how divisions can better serve their student members and collaborate with APAGS.

  • Provide a unifying framework and standard procedural recommendations to divisions so that student leadership is most effectively utilized.