• 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, 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 Leader

    Are you interested in being an Orientation Leader? Applications to become a 2019 OL will be live in the fall semester.

    Emerging Leaders Program

    The Emerging Leaders Program 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. Applications will re-open in early fall 2018.

    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.

    Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

    The annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on April 26, 2018. 

  • Contact Us

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

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