This article utilises the insights of sociology and social psychology in
defining social cohesion, outlining the ideal state and making a case for
the role of student leadership in social cohesion. It draws from personal
experience as former Dean of Students while it relies mostly, not entirely,
on secondary sources in the disciplines of sociology and social psychology.
The conclusion is that given the numbers behind them and the position of
inf luence derived from student structures, student leadership is ideal for
advocacy and activism.