• Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    The Office of Student Development and Activities provides several opportunities in leadership development, community service, and civic engagement.

    Our primary objective is to prepare and empower you to be effective leaders and active citizens by presenting leadership and civic engagement information, referrals, workshops, and opportunities. In addition to providing these resources, the program serves as a central source for leadership and civic engagement opportunities offered throughout the university.

    For more information about Student Leadership and Civic Engagement please email

    Leadership Opportunities

    The Office of Student Development and Activities offers several leadership workshops and retreats throughout the year in collaboration with campus partners.

    Leading for Social Change/Peer Health Advocate Retreat - September 26-28, 2014

    Join the OSDA and Student Health Services for an innovative retreat in upstate New York! This retreat has a dual role of training student organization and government leaders along with incoming Peer Health Advocates. Attendees will spend three days learning how to build their organizations capacity on campus and increase their effectiveness in planning events and reaching students.

    The application for the retreat along with eligibility criteria will be posted on this page on August 28, 2014.

    Monthly Leadership Workshops

    Co-hosted by student organizations, the OSDA offers monthly leadership sessions with a social justice bent as learning opportunities for student organization leaders trying to make their work more effective. Past workshops have included:

    • Grassroots Volunteering: A presesntation by Susan Angus from the Commisssion on Voluntary Service and Action
    • Interdependency: How we rely on each other to advance social justice and on campus work.
    • Screening of El Barrio Tours: Hosted by the Nuev@ Latin@ and SOAD student organizations, this screening was followed by a conversation on resisting gentrification in New York City.

    Please contact to learn more about leadership opportunities on campus or to propose workshops for the 2014-2015 academic year.