• Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement provides several opportunities in leadership development.

    Our primary objective is to prepare and empower students to be effective leaders and active citizens by presenting leadership, referrals, and workshops, both on and off campus. In addition to providing these resources, we serve as a central source for leadership opportunities offered throughout the university.

    For more information about student leadership, please email leadandserve@newschool.edu.

    Leadership Opportunities

    Student Leadership and Involvement offers several leadership workshops and retreats throughout the year in collaboration with campus partners.

    Orientation Program

    During New Student Orientation, we offer an "Introduction to Involvement" informational session. At the session, we outline the ways students can get involved at The New School, including specific opportunities for leadership. New students should check the orientation schedule and attend!

    Emerging Leaders Program

    The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) provides an opportunity for a group of New School students to develop their understanding of leadership skills and gain practical leadership experience. These students will participate in the program throughout the spring semester, Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in addition to fulfilling other commitments required of program participants. Applicants must be first- or second-year undergraduate students and are selected on the basis of their motivation and commitment to becoming involved in leadership at The New School. Self-awareness, communication, and the ability to work well with others are also very important. No leadership experience is necessary. Apply today!

    Leadership Retreat 2018

    You are invited to apply to the annual Student and Campus Life Student Leadership Retreat to learn transferable leadership skills, meet other New School leaders, make connections, and retreat to New York's Catskill Mountains. This two-day retreat is a great way to start building your New School community. All students are encouraged to apply, but space is limited! Applications for the fall 2018 retreat will open soon.

    Leadership Programs

    We offer a series of programs focusing on experiential opportunities to help students develop their potential, both as individuals and as leaders. Students can discover soft skills developed through co-curricular involvement and translate those skills to their current and future endeavors.

    Keep an eye on this page for announcements and details of the upcoming Leadership Programs. Other features of the program:

    • The program is open to all New School students, although space may be limited and some programs may have a nominal cost.
    • The program offers each participant the chance to become a better person, a better student, and a better citizen of the world!

    Current Offerings and Events for the Upcoming Year:/h4>

    February 6: Emerging Leaders Program session starts. Applications are closed for the spring semester. Check back in for the fall!

    TBA: Orientation Leader Applications open.

    April 26: The annual Student Leadership Awards are held. Nomination forms will be available on February 5.

    Fall semester: Leadership Retreat 2018. Registration will be open soon.

    Please email leadandserve@newschool.edu to learn more about leadership opportunities on campus or to propose workshops.