Vice President? Co-President?

<p>My first question concerns the role of vice president in clubs; How highly do colleges look at the role of vice-president? </p>

<p>Also, what do colleges think when you are a co-president of a club?
If I had to choose between being the only vice-president, or a co-president, which should I choose?</p>

<p>***Of course, what really matters is the level of commitment and dedication you display to a club, no matter your position within it. I'm concerned only with the label of a club, and what an admissions officer will think.</p>


<p>You already answered your own question!</p>

<p>"Of course, what really matters is the level of commitment and dedication you display to a club, no matter your position within it." The name doesn't matter.</p>

<p>What I meant was: level of committment and dedication aside, which is the better position to hold?</p>

<p>The name doesn't matter</p>

<p>You can't put the level of commitment and dedication aside. That's the only part that matters.</p>

<p>Being President is better than VP, all other factors equal. I'm Co-President of my school's student gov (though I'm de facto president, the other guy is a junior who just likes the title but I do whatever I want) </p>

<p>For example, who would you think is better; VP of the Student Body or Co-President of the Student Body? In that case, P all the way (though I'm biased since this is my situation lol)</p>

<p>Besides, for most colleges, they want a president instead of a vp. Remember that because of the format of the common app, colleges will have a very hard time seeing your dedication beyond your "number of hours per week" and titles (unless it's a EC that you write an essay or short answer on, but this is mainly if you are like pres of 3 things)</p>

<p>I agree, being President is being VP. However, if you are a junior, I’d say start with VP, and then run for President Senior Year. It’s important for colleges to see that you are taking a leadership role, but it’s also important for them to see that you stuck with the same club and grew with it.</p>

<p>For example, I’ve been with key club since freshman year, and I’m going into my junior year as it’s VP with intentions to become it’s President Senior Year.</p>

<p>Very few colleges factor ECs into admission. For most colleges, at most ECs are factors for merit aid.</p>

<p>That being said, being president is better than being VP, of course. </p>

<p>However, for the colleges like Harvard that care about ECs, what matters most is what you accomplish in the EC. A student with no club office who organizes a major club project would be far more impressive to the top colleges that care about ECs than would be a student who was president, but did nothing of note in that position.</p>

<p>How would they know what the student did? Through essays, teacher reccs, interviews.</p>