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  • Leadership Programs
  • 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 opportunities, 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

    Leadership Opportunities

    Leadership Workshops

    Past workshop topics include discovering strengths, values-based leadership, and transferring leadership skills to a resumé. Current students can view and sign up for upcoming workshops and retreats by logging in to NarwhalNation

    Orientation Leader

    Are you interested in being an Orientation Leader (OL)? Applications for 2020 OL positions have closed. Applications for 2021 OL positions will open in fall 2020.

    Emerging Leaders Program

    The Emerging Leaders Program gives first- and second-year undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain practical leadership experience. No prior leadership experience is necessary. Applicants are selected on the basis of their motivation and commitment to becoming involved in leadership at The New School. Applications for 2020 are closed and will re-open in fall 2020. 

    Leadership Retreat

    You are invited to apply for the annual Student Leadership Retreat, which will take place in New York's Catskill Mountains. During the retreat, you will learn transferable leadership skills, meet other New School leaders, and make connections. 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! Application information will be available soon. 

    Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

    The 2020 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 24. Nominate student leaders and programs by March 30.

    2019 Winners

    2018 Winners

  • Contact Us

    Student Leadership and Involvement
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011

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